Pickles by Brian Crane

Pickles

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  1. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, over 2 years ago

    Just eat left-handed you big baby.

  2. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve had a sliver of glass in my hand since 1981. When I tried to get it out it would go in deeper. I’d go after it every few days to no avail. Eventually I gave up and scar tissue fomed around it.

  3. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 2 years ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    Sort of like shrapnel. After 40+ years, every once in a while, a tiny piece will work its way out. Can never figure out why.

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    re: Linguist

    What happened?

    What you said reminded me of a fellow in the signals corps who threw himself on a grenade and somehow survived. Grenade must have screwed up, but it still nearly did him in. He said that a piece would make its way to the surface every so often.

  5. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 2 years ago

    There’s an old remedy for something stuck under the skin that works, even though today people give me “that look.” Crack an egg (you won’t need the actual egg, eat it or whatever). Look at the edge of the shell and you will see a white, papery membrane that covers the inside of the shell. Carefully strip off a piece big enough to cover the area where your splinter or whatever is, lay it over the place, and put a bandaid over it. In 24 hrs, the membrane will dry, contracting and drawing the sliver to the surface.
    I’ve used this for wood slivers, fragments of sheet steel, glass etc. Works every time.

  6. slug_queen

    slug_queen said, over 2 years ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    I still have bits of gravel along the side of my left hand and a couple up the forearm, from an accident in 1974. Only annoying if I cross my arms in front of me on a table, and then lean. Ow. Otherwise I don’t think about it. Huh. Been nearly 40 years. I have a 3/4" scar next to my left eye, from the same crash. But I wear glasses and it’s lost in the lines around the frame. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.)

  7. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 2 years ago

    @orinoco womble

    My husband has a metal sliver in his hand he hasn’t been able to get at for days. I’ll tell him to try this. Thanks for putting this out there!

  8. newworldmozart

    newworldmozart said, over 2 years ago

    back in 84 I got a piece of pencil lead in my arm. could never get it out. The spot turned bright blue but now its faded. Like the curved scar that ran down the back of my leg from barbed wire.

  9. win

    win said, over 2 years ago

    @Linguist

    You, too?

  10. TaxGeek

    TaxGeek said, over 2 years ago

    @newworldmozart

    Same here only the lead in my hand is from ’73

  11. costars

    costars said, over 2 years ago

    Back in Fifth Grade, I caught a freshly sharpened pencil that rolled off my desk — and the spot from the pencil lead is still visible in my palm. That was back in 1953!

  12. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 2 years ago

    @Arianne

    If 24 hrs doesn’t do it, put a new piece of membrane on. 2 will definitely fetch it out. It creates a vaccuum as it dries, or so I was told.

  13. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 2 years ago

    @win

    Yep ! But I was one of the lucky ones.

  14. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, over 2 years ago

    It’s funny how a little sliver can bother you so much…

  15. lookwhatbobfound

    lookwhatbobfound GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    When i was in the 9th grade at Jefferson Davis Junior. High School in Jacksonville , Florida, my 7th grade girlfriend accidentally jammed a pencil point in my finger on the palm side. Now at age 62, I still can faintly see the small gray graphite piece buried there. Every time I see it, it brings back memories of my childhood and my first real “love”.

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