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Re: [BKARTS] Paste and mo(u)ld



"The only thing it'll do is maybe bind him up."
Did you mean to be this funny? Thanks for the laugh.



Bruce Graham wrote:

>I keep small amounts of PVA in margarine tubs and cottage cheese tubs, and
>have often worked on the kitchen table. My wife's dad lives with us, and one
>day our hired woman decided we should integrate (he has his own kitchen) and
>had him sitting down for dinner amoung my bookbinding mess. Dad, who loves
>cottage cheese, decided to help himself to some. He opened the container
>marked "cottage cheese" and had a spoonful. Then had another spoonful, and
>another. The hired woman proceded to get into a panic and run around the
>house shouting "He's been poisoned!" In order to defuse the situation, I
>asked him how it tasted, and didn't he notice a funny taste? He said
>affirmative, but wondered if it was some fancy gourmet cottage cheese. I
>stuck MY finger in the PVA and tasted it myself. Dad and I had a bit of a
>laugh over it as I spit and washed my mouth out. Then I snuck into the next
>room to call Poison Control to find out what to do about it. The answer was
>"give him a glass of water. The only thing it'll do is maybe bind him up."
>There was apparently nothing in the PVA that would do any damage, the poison
>control people even laughed a bit when I told them how it happened. The hired
>woman, by the way, doesn't work for us any more.
>       There is no point to this other than it is a somewhat humorous story.
>ALWAYS call poison control.
>
>B
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