Every once in a while, you do something really stupid. Today was my day.
This morning, while still laying in bed and half awake, I noticed that some toothpaste from the night before had apparently dried as a glop on my wrist. Not anxious to get out of bed yet and still a bit woozy, I decided to lick it off. Hey, it's just toothpaste, I'm going to my mouth with it in a few minutes anyway. So, I licked.
Trouble is...it wasn't toothpaste. It was shampoo. Last night when showering, I was using the last of the shampoo, and the remnant globs had spilled out on my hand. Which I washed off. Or so I thought. Nope, I didn't get it all. (Who knew that shampoo could dry in a glop like toothpaste?)
Fortunately, even in my woozy state, I had to presence of mind not to lick off the whole thing, but just test it first. But trust me, that was plenty enough. The problem with doing this, of course, is that unlike most substance, you can't just guzzle water and simply swish it around to wash out the shampoo. Shampoo, being shampoo, actually loves water and foams. So, you have to do a WHOLE LOT of swishing. And even then you ultimately have to let the last remnants go away on its own.
The fresh woodsy taste is largely gone now, but 13 hours later there's still a lovely rawness in the back of my throat, which is pretty clear at this point will linger for a while.
Today's tip -- don't swallow shampoo.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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