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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q is for the Q-tip Incident

It started out simple enough. My friend, Jenn is a huge Donnie Wahlberg fan. So when she heard he was throwing a party at an Atlanta nightclub, she called and asked if she could come stay for a few days and asked me to go to the party with her.

Me, Donnie, and Jenn
I of course, said yes. Actually I think I said something more along the lines of , "Shit yeah! Come on down. Hell move in if you want," but you get the point. Jenn and I had never really spent anytime together. She had started dating one of my friends I had known in kindergarten. Since kindergarten. I don't want you guys to think she was dating a 5 year old. She isn't a perv! Anyway, I moved out of state shortly after they had started dating. Still, it was like she and I were old friends right from the start. This was going to be our first girl weekend.

Everything started out very well. We went to the party, met Donnie and I even finagled us into the VIP section. She had driven 12 hours to visit so I was bound and determined to make sure it was a trip she would remember. And boy, did I do that.

It was the day before she was leaving. We decided we were going to drag our butts out of bed and head to the mall. We started getting ready. Jenn had gone into the kitchen to get something to drink. I came out from the master bedroom.

"OK, I am totally freaked out right now and I'm not sure what to do, " I said.

"What happened?"

"I, uh...I used a q-tip and the fuzzy part fell off in my ear."

"Are you kidding?"

Re-enactment

She tried to see if she could see it, but she couldn't. She came up with a few ideas to try to get the cotton tip out.  First she suggested putting water in my ear in the hopes that it would flush it out. It did not. Then she got an idea to put something sticky like gum on the end of a stick and try to get the cotton swab to adhere to it. I shot down that idea believing it would be a lot easier to explain to a doctor why I had a Q-tip lodged in my ear as opposed to a piece of gum in there. So instead of the mall, we ended up at the doctor.

How many of you ever had to put that on a form?!?
Jenn thought it would be great to document the incident because, apparently she thought it was not only something I would want to remember, but something I would want to share with friends. She was of course, right. OK, before you watch you should know, nothing gross happens. They don't go in and get it or anything. It is just about the crazy things we come up with...oh, you know what?  Just watch it.  Don't be a wuss.

Videos are short. I am posting 3 of 4 videos...I am not posting #2 because literally, all the doctor did was look in my ear. Ignore my puffy eyes (allergy season in  Georgia):

I give you: Eargate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtmXSZz8fJk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53Rp8mlKse4&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mold1quJzY0&feature=relmfu

Note: The doctor told me not to be embarrassed. It happens a lot...although usually to kids and old people. Yup, that's me always breaking those barriers! For those that are curious, it eventually came out on its own. I have no idea when it happened, but when I went to the Ear, Nose and Throat specialist he said it wasn't in there anymore and probably fell out in my sleep. The things I go through for my friends to make their trips memorable! BTW, Jenn still refers to me as Q-T.

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16 comments:

  1. came over from the A to Z challenge
    you do the kinds of insane things that I do
    love your humor!

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    1. Oh, you so have to read one of my other posts. This one, well I let the video tell most of the story. It was the first time I ever used video. Not something I normally do.

      Thanks for coming by...I am going to check out your blog tonight when I get home:)

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  2. Couldn't you just tweezer it out?

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    1. Nope :( We tried, but when it came off, it fell in and down. I even tried another Q-tip to get it out. (Don't worry, I checked it's stability first. Would have been tough to explain why I had 2 in there! Haha

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  3. I "hear" - get it hear?
    I hear they can't keep that oil in stock in San Francisco. It comes in much larger containers though.

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    1. Hahaha I'll have to remember that!

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  4. That is so funny, and definitely going above and beyond to make a trip memorable for your friend. :-)

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    1. Yes, next time I think I'll just buy her a dog or something!LOL

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  5. THAT IS SO SAD!!!! And by sad, I totally mean it's something I would do, so it thus deserves the utmost sympathy! haha! You poor thing! I would FREAK. THE. F*CK. OUT. I blame all those articles about bugs burrowing in peoples' ear canals. It's most likely a conspiracy, but I have a VERY VIVID imagination.... soo..... yeah. But hey! Couple this trauma with meeting Donnie Wahlberg and it sounds like it can totally be chalked up to a golden visit! :)

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    1. I know! I think there was a seen in one of the Aliens or old sci-fi movies that showed that. It creeps me out too. The only good thing was they told me it wouldn't/couldn't go past my ear canal. Which was good because my brain didn't need to be anymore fuzzy than it already is;)

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  6. Well, I guess that you could of had something more embarrassing in there!

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    1. Ooooo, I don't even want to THINK about that!

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  7. Why isn't THAT warning on the q-tip package? I thught we were just supposed to be careful not to wedge ear wax further in...I didn't know we could be attacked by the fuzz!

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    1. See, I agree! All of my friends were like, "Don't you know you aren't supposed to put it in your ear?" I said "Then why do they make q-tips!" You just know that before it happened to me, they were shoving them right in there too!

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  8. Don't feel bad. I got the shingles, and that's something that happens mostly to old people. I am just ahead of my time. Way ahead.

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    1. Wow, yes you are. My sister got shingles when she was about 26. Shingles: Not just for old people anymore. LOl

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