Friday, December 18, 2009

That's gotta sting.


Chas S. Clifton said...

Been there, done that. (Life in the Southwest.)

Throw them away.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Good LORD!

Mike said...

Got pepper spray in a contact lens back in high school. The chemicals just get soaked into the lens, there's no way to save them. Every time you put the lens back in after trying to clean it is like getting sprayed all over again.

og said...

That's why Alton Brown wears glasses. He messed up his eyes doing something to his contacts with pepper residue on his hands.

Joanna said...

Oh God oh God oh God I don't even WEAR contacts and my eyes are watering.

Eenteresting tidbit about A.Brown, though. Doesn't surprise me at all that you watch him, Og.

kungfukowboy said...

Umm yup it sure would, while I have not done jalapeno on my contacts I have put in my contacts after putting on some Gold Bond.

It was an interesting experience.

Brian Dale said...

This is why geeks gave us disposable contact lenses. The correct sequence:
(1) Put contacts in;
(2) Apply Gold Bond;
(3) Go out and eat jalapenos.
You may get dressed between steps (2) and (3), if you wish.

wv = "dadersh:" the way that someone pronounces "that hurts" while in the throes of an ocular jalapeno residue experience.

Josiah said...

I got JalapeƱo oil in my eye once. It was extremely painful and my eye was gushing. That's as close as I want to get to actually feeling like my eye is melting away.

Rabbit said...

The Wife is very cautious around me when I make nachos. The very first time I made a batch, early in our relationship, I gave her a big fat wet smack right on her lips. It took her about 5 seconds to figure it out and luckily I was able to escape the kitchen intact.

17 years later she's still pissed off about it.


NotClauswitz said...

Alton who?

Dr. Feelgood said...

Several years ago, my wife was making a lovely chicken soup with finely diced habaƱeros and absentmindedly touched her bare eye. The shriek got me on my feet faster than I thought I could move. I took her straight to the tub with a gallon jug of 2% milk and began irrigating the pure evil. 10 minutes later she could breathe again. 20 minutes later she was okay to stand up.

I reckon whole milk would've worked better. The soup was fantastic.

OrangeNeck said...

Been there, done that too. An overnight soak in solution removed the jalapeno residue.

Anonymous said...

I'd bin them, you only get two eyeballs.

As for the habaneros, the capsaicin in them will get stuck in your cuticles. So even if you think you washed your hands well - dishsoap and all - you probably didn't.

I learned about habaneros when my buddy's wife fed me one. I didn't know what it was, but if they didn't have a name already I'd have called them "little orange thing of doom" or something. That was a trip.


Steve R said...

BTDT - Pizza parlor cook, 1982. Wiping one's hands on a towel after making a pizza with jalepenos does not, repeat not, get everything off your hands.

But it's not as bad as having a fuel line splash raw gasoline across both eyes at the same time. 1986.

Still have both eyes and still wearing contacts. Amazing.