Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Funny Story from the Blogosphere . . . .
"jalapenos" by pink_fish13
Very funny post over at Cooking School Confidential involving a jalapeno pepper and a certain part of the male anatomy.
I recall one time removing my soft contact lenses after having cut some jalapeno peppers. Even though I had washed my hands thereafter, I still had (unbeknownst to me) some residual jalapeno oil on my fingers. My eyes started to burn badly when I proceeded to use my thumb and index finger to remove the contact lenses.
But then I did something stupid. I put the contact lenses back in my eyes the following morning, without even thinking that perhaps I might have transmitted the jalapeno oil from my fingers to the contact lenses when I had removed them the night before. Ouch!
It took me forever to remove the contact lenses that morning, because I had difficulty opening my eyes because of the searing pain.
Lesson learned. Use gloves or wrap your hands in dish towels or plastic grocery bags (my preference) when handling jalapeno peppers.