A woman was working in a post office in California. One day she licked the envelopes
and postage stamps instead of using a sponge. That very day the lady cut her
tongue on the envelope. A week later, she noticed an abnormal swelling of her
tongue.. She went to the doctor, and they found nothing wrong. Her tongue was
not sore or anything. A couple of days later, her tongue started to swell more,
and it began to get really sore, so sore, that she could not eat. She went back
to the hospital, and demanded something be done. The doctor took an x-ray of
her tongue and noticed a lump. He prepared her for minor surgery. When the doctor
cut her tongue open, a live cockroach crawled out!!!! There were roach eggs
on the seal of the envelope. The egg was able to hatch inside of her tongue,
because of her saliva. It was warm and moist.
2. Andy Hume wrote: "Hey, I used to work in an envelope factory. You
wouldn't believe the.. things that float around in those gu applicator trays.
I haven't licked an envelope for years!"
3. To All: I used to work for a print shop (32 years ago) and we were told
NEVER to lick the envelopes. I ever understood why until I had to go into
storage and pullout 2500 envelope that were already printed for a customer
who was doing a mailing and saw several squads of roaches roaming around inside
a couple of boxes with eggs everywhere. They eat the glue on the envelopes.
I think print shops have a harder time controlling roaches than a restaurant.
I always buy the self sealing type. Or if need be I use a glue stick to seal
one that has the type of glue that needs be wet to stick.