Friday, February 17, 2006

Things You Can Do with Mighty-Bonded Hands

Last night, in a moment of supreme duh-ness, I Mighty Bonded my fingers together.

I actually just wanted to repair my favorite pair of sandals. But the darn Mighty Bond wasn't coming out of the tube, so I squeezed harder and--shpleck--it overflowed, making the tube stick to the fingers of my right hand.

I yanked the tube off with my left hand, and yup, you guessed it. The tube stuck to my left hand. I tried to shake it off, and the tube went flying to the floor. But now my left thumb and index finger were glued together in a perpetual OK sign.

At that moment, I was overwhelmed by curiosity. Like how will it feel to have only three functioning fingers and no thumb? So I tried picking up various things, like the tube of Mighty Bond on the floor. Can't say last night was one of my more brilliant moments. More Mighty Bond spread around my other fingers, and yes, the tube got stuck to my hand once more.

With the tube stuck to me, I could easily read the warning: Eye and skin irritant. Instantly bonds skin. Like, wow. I didn't know that. It also said that in case of skin contact, remove with acetone. This does not work. I am now stuck with Mighty-Bonded hands (at least I managed to pry my thumb and finger apart with minimal pain--I figured that it would be more painful to pry them apart when the glue has completely dried).

Looking at the bright side, there are lots of useful things you can do with Mighty Bond coating your hands:

1. Exfoliate.
2. Really scratch that itch.
3. Sand down those rough edges on your table or stairs.
4. Remove lint from laundry, or even dog hair from the furniture.
5. Groom the dogs.
6. Commit a crime without leaving fingerprints (will double check with Grissom on this).

One thing that is hard to do, however, is shampoo. My hair kept getting caught on my fingers. And when that happens, the Mighty Bond coating tugs on the skin that it is firmly attached to, and it sort of hurts. So The Hubby shampooed my hair this morning.

I like The Hubby. I think I'll keep him Mighty Bonded to me forever.


Anonymous said...

Acetone does kinda work, just give it some time to dissolve the cyanoacrylate. Another solvent that has been discovered to whack superglue is automobile brake fluid. That one takes a while though, but both leave no noticeable residue on your skin.

Anonymous said...

try this:

Anonymous said...

MrsPartyGirl said...

funny naman :D you know what, you could also meditate with your perpetually okay-ed fingers. cleanse your mind of heavy thoughts. "ommmmm". :D

miz.di said...

sweet naman =)

janet said...

Tee hee. This is so funny, Ree.

Anonymous said...

"funny naman" , "sweet naman" what do you mean by naman? What does that mean? :/

Ree said...

hi anonymous. definition of "naman" a tagalog/filipino word depends on the context. in this case, it means something like isn't that sweet or that's funny.

it's a multipurpose word, naman. you could also say "na naman" to mean "again". you could also use it to show some contrast, e.g. ako ang nagluto, siya naman ang naglinis--i cooked, she cleaned.

it's a very useful word, one of those lovely tagalog words that don't have an english equivalent. :)

Anonymous said...

hi there! i had a similar experience just yesterday. I stupidly glued my ring finger, middle finger and thumb together. It looked like I was doing the "rock on" sign. Haha. What I did was:
(1) I soaked my hand in running water until my finger got unbonded.
This left a rough glue residue on my fingers.
(2) To remove the residue, I rub oil on my fingers to soften the glue. This is a test of patience since it took me half an hour to remove about 50% of the residue.
(3) Then, I soaked my fingers in soapy water (or you can do something more productive like handwash your clothes, which is what I did.). After this, I could easily peel off the residue.

Hope this helps!