21 May 2008

Next stop, Darwin Awards

Guess which of these bottles is harmless saline eye drops and which is peroxide carbamate ear drops?

This is a blog post, too

Now guess at 5:30 a.m. when you have your glasses off.

No, I did not put eye drops in my ear.

Which leaves the other alternative. Peroxide in my eye.

Yes, I did. Yes, it hurts more than you can imagine. And that is the last time those two bottles ever share the same shelf.

19 comments:

Denise said...

Yee-ouch! That sounds painful.

You know those neon-bright colored adhesive dots that they sell at the office supply store? You could put different colored dots on each bottle to differentiate them - or just one dot on one bottle. Easy to see without glasses.

(ps: I've been lurking about here for awhile - thought I'd comment for a change)

SUEB0B said...

Thanks for commenting, Denise. I think I will just try not being a moron next time LOL.

claire said...

Holy CRAP! Does peroxide damage anything in your eye? Did you go to the doctor? Eeee!!! That sounds AWFUL!

Avitable said...

That's much worse than the time I accidentally used the dog's beef-flavored toothpaste.

Lumpyheadsmom said...

I'm wincing just reading that.

Count Mockula said...

Ow!

Kizz said...

green=ears, blue = eyes


In the immortal words of Charlie Brown, "AAAUUUUUUUUGH!" I hope your eye is OK.

Traceytreasure said...

Yikes! I could have mixed them up too! They look identical! I do hope that you eye is fine! We have a pirate eye patch left over from last Halloween. Let me know if you want me to send it! Hugs!

mdog said...

owwwwwwwwww.

go. to. the eye doc.

again i say owwwwwwwwww.

Lisa said...

OH NO! OUCH, OUCH, OUCH!

I hope you are feeling better now that is far later in the day.

mar said...

been there, done that, bought the replacement eyeballs as mine had dissolved.

SUEB0B said...

@Kizz - no, it is actually BLUE ears, green eyes. Go figure.

My eye is ok today. Apparently no permanent damage. Thanks for the concern!

mamatulip said...

Oh my god. Reminds me of the time in college that I slathered Nair all over my face thinking it was cold cream and went to bed. I woke up about three hours later with burns all over my face.

Heidi said...

I don't feel so bad now. I did the exact same thing BUT to both of my eyes on two different occasions. And whats worse I had to bear the humiliation of going to the eye doctor to explain what happened and make sure my eyes were okay. Uhg. Eyes okay. Pride completely dead.

jessica said...

Oh Noes! Glad to hear that it's better.

Krisco said...

I am so sorry! That's kind of funny (not haha, just odd) in that last week I too had the eye drops and the ear drops, both on the bedside table, and had a constant fear of switching them around. I'm sorry it happened to you! (I finally had to separate them before things went south.)

ktjrdn said...

i left my 1 year old daughter home from day care with my husband one day when she had pink eye. She hated those rops in her eye, so he didn't think anything about it. When I got home and it was time for her nexy drops, I picked up the bottle he'd been using. ear drops. She did much better with the real ones after that experience though. Guess she realized it could be worse.

And we met at BlogHer. I don't know if I've commented before though. I'm lurky like that.

kris said...

Oh no! Know you are not alone. This morning I poured cat kibble into their already filled water dish. Calgon . . .

whall said...

oh, my, gosh. I almost did this EXACT same thing. Well, it was almost exact. In my case, it was the A/B otic drops, and DANGIT OTIC IS ALMOST OPTIC!

Bottle says Antipyrine, Benzocaine, Glycerin and Hydroxyquinoline Sulfate.

I think I'd rather have peroxide.

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