April 23, 2007

A PRS Public Soivice.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:07 pm

Longtime readers may notice that I have written about this before in more detail, but it bears repeating.

Over the weekend I did some significant butchery to my upper lip while shaving. It was one of those gashes where one doesn’t notice the wound until after shaving is complete. Nay, it was immediately and painfully apparent that I took a chunk of meat from Mr. Upper Lip. The bleeding was instantaneous and profuse.

I tried direct pressure, with toilet paper of course, (Sorry Ms. Crow), which did absolutely zippo to stop the serious bleeding. Moving on to a more sophisticated fix, I tried a styptic pencil. I felt the burn and took that to equate with efficacy. Wrong. The bleeding continued.

Clearly, it was time for Da Teabag. Yes, as noted above, the wet teabag has never failed to stem the flow of blood from a shaving cut within a few minutes.

As a public service, I am again extolling the wonderful powers of the humble teabag, with a particular eye toward the ladies and the shaving accidents that I suspect often befall them.** While conjuring up the potential widespread geography of such accidents makes me shudder, I can well appreciate the need to stem the flow of blood.

I, therefore, remind you to toss a box of teabags into your shopping cart the next time you are in the supermarket – even if you don’t drink the stuff. You’ll thank me.

** I seem to recall reading that Eric, who could shave his baby face with a wet towel, uses a razor, geographically speaking, considerably south of his moosh. He would be well advised to keep a large box of teabags on hand.


  1. I always keep tea bags on hand for just such, um, predicaments!

    Comment by Michele — April 23, 2007 @ 9:37 pm

  2. I make sweet tea from tea bags, and Jimbo, be very careful about tea bags about the facial area. There are some dastardly talented photo shop people that have an entirely different concept of “tea bagging”… I ain’t one of ’em, I’m just sayin’.

    PS: Nice shot acrossed the bow of ol’ Crow. I mean really, who in the hell could possibly get buy with 1 farookin’ square of TP to wipe their nose, much less their ass. If it’s come down to that to prevent global warmin’, I’d have to say, we’re farooked… What’s next? Corkin’ cow buts?

    Comment by RedNeck — April 23, 2007 @ 10:03 pm

  3. Or, if you keep a merkle or two handy,(like ms. Crow) they’re also good for sopping up blood.

    Ordinarily, I keep mine on my sleeve/cuff for soup.

    Comment by everydayjoe — April 23, 2007 @ 11:08 pm

  4. Eric shaves… where?!?!?

    Comment by Jean — April 23, 2007 @ 11:46 pm

  5. “…Eric…uses a razor, geographically speaking, considerably south of his moosh.”

    Please tell me you did not just disclose a WHOLE LOTTA TMI about Eric. I *so* did not wanna know that about him.

    On that, feel better, Jimbo (if that is the wish one is generally extended for nicking the upper lip with Mr. Razor).

    Comment by Erica — April 24, 2007 @ 7:03 am

  6. The simpler solution to this problem is to not shave Mr. Upper Lip.

    Comment by Ken Adams — April 24, 2007 @ 9:01 am

  7. … sound advice, Jimbo.. I’ll keep that on record…

    … so far?… never nicked yet….

    Comment by Eric — April 24, 2007 @ 9:12 am

  8. Some people should not have access to sharp objects – – – – – –

    Comment by Charlie — April 24, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

  9. Now that I’m in England, I’ll be able to more readily use this homebrew remedy. It’s certainly much cheaper than the one I’ve used to this point, that being Chap-Stik, which also works like a charm.

    Comment by Rube — April 24, 2007 @ 5:51 pm

  10. So that’s what Jimbo means when he talks about Tea-Baggin’…

    Seriously, I feckin’ hate when I gash my phiz with the ol’ Razor. For those occasions, I keep a Styptic Pencil handy. Faster and more effective than the Teabag…and a whole lot more painful. Yow!

    Comment by Elisson — April 24, 2007 @ 10:34 pm

  11. Hell, Eric shaves the peach fuzz on his nethers just like his face. Lets the cat lick it off. I’m gona put up a teabagging post when I get my site back up tomorrow. And it won’t be me what got shaved.

    Comment by Velociman — April 24, 2007 @ 11:18 pm

  12. Never heard of a teabag to stop the bloodflow. I’ll have to remember this one.

    Comment by dick — April 25, 2007 @ 8:58 am

  13. The way *I* hear it, Eric would only need a very small box of teabags 😀


    Comment by Harvey — April 29, 2007 @ 11:44 pm

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