14 February 2007

Works for me Wednesday - Super Glue

Nikki has introduced me to the world of Works for me Wednesday (WFMW) hosted at Rocks in my Dryer. While the acronym may sound like that of an obscure radio station, it seems like a neat idea to share about something that has had a positive impact (no matter the size) in your life. Hence, this WFMW post about the wonders of super glue.

While it is just an urban legend that super glue developed as an accidental solution to wounds in WWII, I have found that it is in fact most useful to me in a variety of bodily-mending ways. Consider the following:

A dab of super glue will reinforce a torn finger or toenail so that you stop catching it on everything and yelping for no obvious reason to passersby. One dab is usually all it takes until the nail grows out far enough to trim properly. And yes, by “trim” I mean hone down to appropriate shortness in a very manly fashion.

A thin line of super glue will close a cut and amazingly stop the pain as well (yes guys, I know you can handle the pain from a wimpy cut, but it’s equally manly to say, “yeah, I just threw some hydrogen peroxide in there and watched it bubble for a minute then slapped some super glue on – good as new).

If you are living with cracked heels due to poor maintenance, dry climate, or genetic reasons, super glue will mend together even the jagged Grand Canyon style crevices of the foot world.

I’m sure there are countless other ways to employ this wonderful compound, which is as universally handy as duct tape. Like the ancient Chinese proverb states, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it; and if duct tape or super glue can’t fix it, it ain’t broke.”


Jane said...

Not sure I could use superglue on a cut, but I will try it on my next broken nail!

Stacitee said...

Wow! I had no idea superglue was safe for cuts. That is amazing.

MC Milker said...

Wow! For dry heels! this idea I love!

Heather said...

We use it on cuts and fingernails, too. I never thought of the cracked heels thing. I'm telling my MIL about that one. Thanks for sharing!

momof9 said...

When Nate cracked his head open during the looked as though stitches would be required, but with him being unisured, we pulled out the superglue!
Another idea for dealing with cracked heels which I discovered works well for me: Buy a pumice stone in the beauty department and when showering, rub it over dry area and then use Gold Bond's Ultimate healing lotion on heels twice a day (right after shower and before bedtime)'ll be surprised how quickly those dry, cracked heels will heal! Maintain smooth, soft skin with same lotion.

our ohana said...

I never laugh out loud as much as I do when I read your blog!! People at my store probably think I am crazy, for just laughing so hard at toenail clipping instructions!!


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