Darwin Award- Superglued Her Eye Shut

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‎"Irmgard now says she'd like to see glue makers change the shape of their packaging to avoid others being involved in similar accidents"
Why do you glue people have to change their packaging? Why don't the eyedrops people change theirs? It would be horrible to pick up eye drops instead of super glue! I can't imagine the terror of being 20 stories up in an unfinished skyscraper, holding on to that girder for dear life, waiting for the superglue to dry so your hardhat will stick to the bottom of that girder, only to find out that you mistook the eyedrops for superglue.
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That's some funny stuff right there.
I could never see my way clear to squirting anything in my eyes voluntarily, but must admit that I have enjoyed some relief from dry dusty eyes on occasion.
When your eyes are bugging you, there's a reason. Treating the symptoms may not be what you should be receiving all your attention.
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On Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:24:09 -0700 (PDT), Robatoy

perscribed and used for a reason. She may have been unable to read the label.
But sure NOT smart to keep the crazy glue in the med cabinet (although I have used it many times to close up a small cut) The darn stuff works better than a bandaid in many situations.
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On Oct 8, 2:22pm, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

FWIW, it's supposed to be the best way for women to fix a broken nail.
That might explain the seemingly odd location.
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On 10/8/10 4:00 PM, Neil Brooks wrote:

It's used to attach false nails.
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That, too.
Dig this article, and then dig its source:
http://www.offroaders.com/tnt/2.htm
Just checked, by the way. My wife has Krazy Glue in her bathroom cabinet ... AND lubricating eye drops.
She's been a nurse and a nurse practitioner for like ... 20yrs, though. I doubt she's going to get her Darwin the same way this lady did.
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That's some funny stuff right there.
I could never see my way clear to squirting anything in my eyes voluntarily, but must admit that I have enjoyed some relief from dry dusty eyes on occasion.
When your eyes are bugging you, there's a reason. Treating the symptoms may not be what should be receiving all your attention.
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Irmagard quote: "I'm not young anymore, but I'm certainly not senile."
Right! Guess supergluing your eye shut qualifies as an allowable exception.
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wrote:

She had recent cataract surgery. I was on three kinds of drops for about ten days when I had mine. Didn't glue my eye shut, but then I don't keep the super glue in the same place I keep medications. Also been my experience that eye drops are a lot tougher to open than super glue.
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The real question is why do people think others should conform to a new direction because they are too stupid to follow the original directions?
Why was a bottle of super glue, which supposedly looks like a bottle of eyedrops, even near each other? Duh...common sense here. Why would anyone even think of putting something in their eyes without first ensuring what it is?
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someting that happened to me...
I'm in my late '50's now, and another lifetime ago when I was first married and 22 years old. My bride and I lived in a 8' x 50' trailer...( which has absolutely no relevance to this story..) and one night I woke up to a very dry mouth. I remembered that we has received a small sample bottle of "scope" mouthwash in a mailer. I went to the medicine cabinet in my sleepy state, opened it, saw the shape of the bottle of scope, unscrewed the top and took a big swig...
the suddenly realized I had taken a mouthful of my wife's finger nail polish remover which, thankfully, I was able to spit out in a very high pressure mode. That s**t burned my mouth and tounge, but thankfully I didn't swallow it. I *KNEW* I had picked up the mouthwash. That kind of mistake (so far) has only happened once.

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shape, size, etc. of the bottle. The good thing is, you learned fast and never did it again. Many people still make the same mistake then blame someone else because they think the container should be a specific size, weight, design, etc. and expect a manufacturer to conform to their stupidity.
I don't buy any excuse from the ignorance of others. I NEVER consider putting anything in my mouth, eyes, ears, nose, etc. unless I know for sure what it is. If I can't read it due to tiredness, I wake up. If I can't read without my glasses, I find them. If the label on the bottle is gone, then so will be the bottle. I don't ever blame anyone for my own stupidity and I have had some doozies. I'm sick and tired of the blame game in this society. Most people no longer take responsibility for their own acts nor are held accountable for them either.
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On Fri, 08 Oct 2010 06:50:32 -0400, SBH wrote:

Couldn't agree with you more.
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But you have to agree with people like that out there there is more hope for the rest of us
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On 10/8/10 7:53 AM, in article ACDro.63$ snipped-for-privacy@newsfe05.iad, "Paul T."

Yes and no - we all make mistakes, sometimes incredibly stupid ones. But we should take responsibility for the results of those mistakes.
Person mea culpa - Some years ago, I slammed a car door shut on my hand with the result that I lost the tip of my index finger. After cursing a bit, I admitted that I did it to myself. I didn't sue the car maker or my employer (company car).
What upsets me is the wide spread urge to call a lawyer whenever we make a personal error.
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That's the same thing as being held accountable and taking resposnbility for our own acts. Not sure where the "no" part plays in when you say "yes and no".

Agree.
I could have easily lost a tip of my finger many years ago, as well, when I was using hedge trimmers on my shrubs. My finger wandered into the blades which provided a nice open gash with a flap of skin which wouldn't stop bleeding. I didn't complain to Black and Decker for not putting a guard on their hedge trimmers.
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On 10/8/2010 2:12 PM, SBH wrote:

I'm reminded of the inadequately balanced hammers that I (used to) hit my finger with. Good thing they are only 16 oz. :) I guess that's the price I pay for using old tools...
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Acetone is one of the least toxic solvents. Might have tasted awful, but you'd have lived.
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She was using it to stick on fingernails? The same superglue is also sold for that purpose, which I think is a worse problem.
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Darwin might be a bit harsh. This is a simple, absent-minded screw up. The kind of silly stunt I can be expected to do some day. :^)
Darwin is reserved for the folks who go beyond the call of duty to get themselves killed or maimed. I'm going to try to avoid that distinction, if I can.
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