We all have childhood fears. Do you remember the boogie monster? The monster under your bed? The poisonous apple from snow white? Or getting poisoned from a mouth wash? Okay maybe the last one isn't so common, but it definitely happens. Growing up I was always a bit afraid of the WARNINGS on the medicine containers. The poisonous factors of antibiotics or mouth rinses, "If more than used for rinsing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center RIGHT AWAY." Is it not normal to be scared of these warnings? What if I don't realise I swallowed too much? What if the poison center is closed? What if I don't get there right away because there is traffic? Whenever I would rinse my mouth with an "Anti-cavity Fluoride Rinse" or mouth wash, I would be extremely cautious and rinse my mouth several times after with water. I just wanted to be safe you know?
Or the cream medicines, "KEEP OUT OF EYES", "KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN" And then I'd ask my mom, "I'm a child why are you putting this cream on me?" I don't know about you but I was very cautious when I was a little girl.
But as you grow up, you realise how these warnings are only slightly true. How they are exaggerated, just to be safe. So that if something happens, the company won't be sued. So this morning, I guess you could call me casual as I reached for the tooth paste, not really scared of anything. Being slightly normal. But casual enough not to check if the tooth paste was in fact toothpaste.
For about a week now I have had these two burns on my left arm. You see, I like to think I am handy with a hair curler, yea well apparently I'm not. Because when I tried to curl my hair last week, well. I guess you could say it didn't go very well. But who can resist a beautiful new curling iron? With a cheetah print handle? That is practically calling my name? So I tried it out, and burned my arm... twice. We got antibiotic cream for the burns.
And through my casualties I picked up this antibiotic cream instead of toothpaste this morning, and started to use it on my teeth.