That was me.
And no, I wasn’t drunk.
It all started because I dropped my hairdryer on the bathroom floor (anyone with layers can feel my pain). While I was thankful I didn’t crack a tile, I was ticked when I discovered that I had apparently cracked some sort of miracle bracket that holds all of the innards together.
When I showed Dave the wires sticking out of the handle, God bless him, he had the good sense to unplug the thing. And when I frowned and gave him my puppy dog eyes, he abandoned his own morning grooming and began fiddling around with screwdrivers, pliers, and finally, some good old-fashioned squeezing and thumping.
“Don’t worry,” I told him, when he passed it back to me with the gizzards hanging out. “I’ll just duct tape it back together.”
“You can’t just duct tape it back together. First of all, that’s ghetto and secondly, you’ll electrocute yourself.”
I didn’t dwell on the fact that being ghetto apparently beats out electrocution on his list of priorities. Instead I asked if wearing rubber gloves would be acceptable. (Because that’s not ghetto).
He thought about it for a moment. “Yeah, that should be alright.”
So, I grabbed my bright yellow dishwashing gloves from the kitchen, snapped them on and continued drying my hair, ignoring the smell of melting crayons.
It wasn’t until hours later that I realized my dishwashing gloves are latex and, while I’m reasonably sure that’s in the rubber family, I don’t know if it’s more like an electric-shock-preventing sister or a whoreish cousin who likes a good jolt every now and then.
And don’t bother Googling it, unless you want to discover how many people are as scientifically inept as I am.
Don’t believe me? Click here and note that when asked, “Does latex conduct electricity?” the answer that 3 people (!) voted for was : No it dont.
(Wait, am I the only one who takes off points for bad grammar and missing punctuation?)
So I turn the question to you guys, because I know for a fact that you’re smarter than 2bit over on Yahoo! Answers (and I’m sure your grammar is better too). So, for all of you who did pay attention in science class, tell me, will my latex gloves protect me from electric currents until my new hairdryer arrives?
Thanks in advance!
P.S. Don’t Google “latex” and “shock” either (unless you want to see some truly whoreish cousins!).
P.P.S. You Googled it, didn’t you?
P.P.P.S. I’ve filed this post under Life’s Little Shockers (hehe).
Photo courtesy of Rubberglovelover.