Monday, September 3, 2007

I was just wondering

I had the occasion to open a new tube of Preparation H jel. I expected it to come out of the tube when I squeezed it. Instead nothing happened. When I looked at the tube the end was sealed. It took the point of a pair of scissors to pierce the end.

Do people open this stuff in the store and use it? Or do people put something in the tub that you would not want in you ass hole?

I was just wondering why such a security measure on the stuff? I don't recall it being that way the last time I opened a new tube.

15 comments:

The Hermit said...

That is indeed annoying. But, even more annoying, is the fact that the Prep H in a tube looks a lot like the toothpaste my wife buys. This has led to tragedy more than once , as I am not all that sharp eyed in the morning.

rockync said...

They are designed with anti-tampering features hence that foil plug on the end. You'll probably see it more often. Sometimes I get milk that has an inner seal.
BTW, if you look in the end of your cap, you will most likely see a pointed cone. What you do is unscrew the top, turn it around an slide it on the tube to break the seal.

Jan said...

Heck, you guys haven't lived til you spray your hair with bathroom deoderizer instead of hairspray!

Jimbo - PRS said...

Maybe it's a good thing. I can imagine what whould happen if some nogoodnik sneaked airplane glue in one of those tubes.

Hammer said...

The cap should have a pointy thing in the cap for puncturing the tube.

Personally I used the homeopathic stuff about ten years ago and they shriveled up like salted slugs.

My mother used desitin ointment for toothpaste once. I'm still laughing about it..

Jerry said...

I didn't realize that the ketchup bottle now has a piece of foil on the top. I about ruptured a vein in my neck trying to squeeze the ketchup, when I opened a new bottle.

That's the world we live in, I guess.

NICKEL said...

Hermit, I can't even imagine Prep H in my mouth.

Rocky, sounds like you are familiar with the stuff.

Jan, I'll pass on that one.

Jimbo, I can live without the airplane glue.

Hammer, laughing at your mom is not nice.

I know, Jerry, mustard in a squeeze bottle is the same way.

Thanks all of you for your great comments.

pamibe said...

I hate that; I think it started with the Tylenol tampering many years ago and spread to any and everything.

Sometimes it's so difficult to remove the 'safety' feature it's not worth using the stuff. Well, except for the PrepH. ;)

rockync said...

Nickel, I am also a nurse among my other occupations so I have a lot of experience with medical lotions and potions and squeeze tubes.

NICKEL said...

Pamibe, your right, there is no substitute.

Jack said...

Reminds me of my late father, a Prep H user, he always wore bib overalls w/o undies. We were working the potato harvest at Idaho Falls, the field was electric fenced having had sheep in to eat the potato vines the day before picking. He had just doped up a few minutes earlier and was complaining about his Hemorrhoids being on fire!!! I was working the harvester, sacking spuds behind the digger, he was picking up the taters that fell off the belt before they got to me then he'd dump them back on the belt. There he was with two buckets, one in each hand, when he stepped over that fence to pick up some that had rolled there. He got hung up astraddle that hot electric fence, spuds went everywhere in his dangle dance. I reckon that shrunk those Hemorrhoids but he beat the crap out of me anyway, you see I couldn't help it .....I laughed.

GUYK said...

I would have too Jack

NICKEL said...

Jack, your dad was probably very mad at himself too for letting the fence get him.

I guess there is a little sadistic pleasure in all of us, that is why slap stick comedy makes us laugh.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Stuff must be toxic. Like super glue.

Bou said...

I'm laughing. I'm going to be asking people this question this week. I can feel it.