Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Foolishness - 2nd edition

I figured there was no other way to give you all this information without just continuing the craziness that was the first edition of Friday Foolishness. I really didn't expect that to be a catch phrase that I would continue using, but I just might. I guess you'll have to stick around to find out. Now sit your ass down and have a cocktail. It's 5 o'clock somewhere, right? I wish to hell it was here!

One of the girls at work came in and asked us if she could borrow some alcohol this morning. No, not the fun kind. The kind that burns when you put it on a cut. Well, I guess they would both do that. But you know what kind of alcohol I'm talking about!

Of course, I had to ask her what was wrong. I work in the safety department. I'm nosy that way. She proceeds to tell me a story you all will NOT believe. I know I almost didn't.

She shows me this place on her arm that's pretty red and tells me she thought she had a mole there... LAST WEEK! Okay, huh? I mean, I know everyone is worried about cancer and stuff, but looking at her arm it's obvious there was never a mole there. I've cut moles before, since I have them all over me. (Thanks for passing those down, parental units!) Those suckers bleed like crazy, I'm here to tell ya.
So she continues on by saying that she noticed a couple days after she noticed the "mole" that it was a little red around it. She figured she caught it on something or whatever, so she put Neosporin on it and kept it covered with a Band-Aid for a few days.
She uncovered it at work this morning to look at it when a co-worker saw it. The girl freaked out and asked her what the hell she was doing. She started explaining her story when the newcomer looked at her like she truly the dimmest bulb in the box. It was a freaking TICK on her arm.
Let me say that again.... It was a FREAKING TICK! On her arm. That had been there for a WEEK! How do you not know a tick is chewing on your arm for a week in a spot where you could visually see it very easily? I mean, I could understand if it was in her hair or something. No, no I couldn't. But anyway...

She was actually treating the tick with Neosporin and a Band-Aid while it was making it's best effort to give her freakin' Lyme Disease. I just thought that was too bizarre not to come share it with you people. Do you feel enlightened now? Do ya?

Happy freakin' Friday, folks! I am soooo ready for cocktail-thirty to get here. That would be 4:30 to most of you who use clocks to determine when you get off work.

29 comments: said...

YUCK. Good thing her colleagues have brains. Hope she got it out of there.

Oilfield Trash said...

Umm you should be able to notice a darn tick.

Travis said...

It's a proven fact that ticks are mildly annoyed by Neosporin. I think she was probably just trying her best to be diplomatic about the situation.

At least that's what I'd say.

Katsidhe said...

I am not squeamish but I fucking HATE ticks!

I used to live in a rural area and every bloody day I was pulling one of those blood sucking fuckers off of my dog. I don't know why I took it so personally, but I still hate those little bastards.

Krissy said...

Robyn.. She seems to have gotten it, but it's pretty red as you can imagine after a WEEK.

OT.. I know, right?!

Travis.. Are they really? Well, she didn't know that. She just said she can't SEE very well. I think that was a given after the story she told.

Kat.. Because they are nasty little fuckers, that's why you take it personally! I am knocking on wood here, but I haven't found any on Bailey. I had to help my neighbor get one off of her dog though. Can you imagine? For a WEEK it being on you?

Sunny Dee said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew!!!! How can some one not notice a tick on their arm!!! Moles don't move or have legs... I feel sorry for this poor lady. :/

Pearson Report said...

Tick, tick, tick, Boom!
(a little visual effect here would be nice)

But when you really think about it she's lucky her co-worker wasn't part of the dim bulb package she came from.

It's no laughing matter really!(okay, I split a gut over it)

Great freakin' friday post.

Anonymous said...


Except, maybe, wow.

Happy Friday!

Stephanie said...

Holy Crap!!!!!! I hope she went to a doctor!

Mrs. Tuna said...

I don't eat peas because they remind me of blotted ticks. Yuck.

Krissy said...

Sunny.. I swear I am still floored by the whole thing.

Jenny.. I laugh too, but it's certainly serious. Now if she ends up with Lyme Disease I might feel bad. No, I won't because she was "treating" a tick for a WEEK!

Sam.. Amen to that, sistah! Happy Friday!

Stephanie.. I don't think she did but her arm is pretty red.

Mrs. Tuna.. Peas are gross whether they look like ticks or not! 'Course I'm not a veggie person. I would starve if I had to be vegetarian.

J.Day said...

Oh. My. God.


The Vegetable Assassin said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH! I'm running around like I'm on fire, hyperventilating, just imagining that. GROSS. I have a similar story about a bug embedded in someone's stomach and this just brought it all back and well. GROSS! :) I have goosebumps. ICK!

becca said...

omg that is to strange how did he not know

Krissy said...

J.Day.. Seriously! I think you'd notice a tick on a horse or cow before a week was up.

Assassin.. Take slow deep breaths, dear! I don't think I wanna know that story of your bug.

becca.. You tell me and we'll both know. How do you mistake that for a mole?

Al Penwasser said...

Great, I'm wicked skeeved out now. Thank goodness it's after five. I'm going to get a drink.

Krissy said...

Al.. I feel like I've made it to the big time if I can skeeve you out! Cheers, pal.

A Cappelli said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said? God, that is so gross. It makes my skin hurt.

Heather (aka Sugar Free) said...

Ho. Lee. Shitballs. That is just.....ish!!!! ISH!!!!

Krissy said...

A Cappelli... I know! Me, too. Icky, is all I can say.

Heather.. You said it!

bruce said...

did someone say drink thirty?

i think i will!

mebbe 5 or 6...

On My Soapbox said...

She can't see "very well"?? If she couldn't see the tick, she needs to get her dumb ass over to an optometrist, pronto!

Yvonne said...

That is so gross!

TexaGermaNadian said...

Ew ew ew, I am itchy after reading this! So gross. Nice to know you work with some clean co-workers, right?! Haha, have a good weekend!

Don said...

The redness on her arm is likely an infection that may need
medical attention.

If anyone is interested in knowing how to remove ticks, go to

Abby said...

Maybe she always wanted a pet and her parents never let her have one. This little barnacle might have just filled the bill.

On the other hand, I think this chick might be sipping from the alcohol a bit back at her desk. Good lord. May the force be with you.

Nicki said...

GROSSS GROOOOOOSSSSSSSS GROSSSSSSS! Ticks are some of the grossest things on the planet to me.

Anonymous said...

Ew that's gross. I hope I don't get too many moles like my mom.

Krissy said...

Bruce.. It's just about drink thirty again today! And it's a day made for it.

Soapbox.. Funny thing is that she just got new contacts because I had to sign the form for her to get an exam for safety glasses!

Yvonne.. No doubt!

TexaGermNadian.. Yeah, it made me wonder about her, that's for sure.

Don.. I'm definitely going to save that site you gave me. Everyone seems to have their own full-proof way to do it.

Abby.. If she's nipping from a bottle at work, we have bigger problems... well, kinda. LOL

Nicki.. I know! What exactly is their purpose anyway?

Adorkable.. Good luck with that since I seem to develop them all of the time.


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