Recently I purchased an iPhone. I love it, LOVE IT. Hubs bought a very fine case for it. It is nice but really it is more his taste than mine. I love the bling and this case did not fit the bill at all. We took a family trip to El Paso to find a more appropriate case for my iphone. There was a little kiosk that had hundreds of cases but only a few special ones. I saw two that caught my eye. One was a flashy pink and purple number the other a pink Playboy Bunny case no bling. I bought them both and we headed home. The next day my girlfriend and I went to pick up some Swarovski Crystals in the big city of Las Cruces. A few nights later my husband ordered a movie and was totally immersed in it. I thought this would be a good night to decorate the bunny case with the new crystals. I pulled out my trusty craft table, all my crystals, the glue and settled in for a night of creativity……
I was having trouble getting the tiny crystals on with the right amount of glue. For some reason, it was gushing out without me squeezing it. Finally, the glue had found its happy place and decided to cooperate. I was down to the last crystal when disaster struck! The glue made a bubble and exploded on the side of the case. The crystal was covered in super glue and was slipping off heading for the floor. I did not want it to hit my hardwood floor in fear of it sticking and leaving a nasty spot so….. I stopped it with my lip. Have you ever had Super Glue on your lip? Let me tell you, it is scary! Instantly my lip began to dry out. As in, it shriveled UP with the crystal attached. I stuck my tongue to my lip out of instinct… I guess.
I quickly discovered my tongue was glued to my lip and FRONT teeth. Sheer panic will engulf your body when you realize your tongue is stuck to your front teeth! I opened my mouth to free my tongue. It worked but not without taking a little piece of my lip with it. I thought I was in the clear and started to ask Hub if he ever had super glue on his skin. OMG! There was still active glue on my lips and when they touched, they sealed shut! You need only imagine what this looked like. I mean look at what it does to fingers. I was grateful Hub was deeply involved in his movie. I was also very fortunate that the glue had sealed my mouth shut before I called attention to myself. I wiggled my finger in the side of my mouth and slowly pried my lips apart. I was in shock. I sat with my mouth wide open and prayed that the glue would hurry up and dry. All I felt was shrivel, shrivel, shrivel.
I was silent for about 15 minutes. In part, to keep all the fresh glue areas from touching each other and sticking again. The other part, I didn’t want my husband to get wind of what I just did. So, while I sat there with my mouth wide open waiting for the glue to dry, I hid behind the newspaper praying he did not ask me a question or want to talk about what just happened on the movie. It did not take long until I was secretly peeling it off. Trying to get the glue off without taking your skin with it is tough, very tough. My advice… keep all glues away from your face. And if you do get it in your mouth, let it dry before you talk and don’t tell your spouse. I have a feeling he will never let you live it down. Thank goodness my spouse does not read this blog!