When Gluing Your Fingers Together Isn’t a Good Idea

August 26, 2009 – 1:45 pm

Although this post has nothing to do with work, I know my fellow work at home moms will nod along with a knowing, “been there, done that” nod.  At least I hope so, and that I’m not the only one!

Friday night my 12 year old son Alex and his close friend Madison had nothing to do so they decided they would bet each other to do silly things.  Let me preface this first by saying Alex is a relatively intelligent child, in all accelerated classes at school, holds a straight A average and was accepted to National Honors Society.  I feel that I need to say this before I tell you what he did.

The evening started with the first bet that Alex wouldn’t use the palms of his hands for the rest of the night.  Madison promised him $5 for this one.  Because my son is a sucker for money, any amount, he agreed.

Somehow the bet must have gotten boring because Madison decided to up the ante and bet him $1.00 he wouldn’t glue all his fingers together with Gorilla Glue.  For those of you not familiar with Gorilla Glue, it’s not as strong as Super Glue but is from the same family of strong glue.

Maybe he was mystified by the scent of cold crisp cash, but he took her up on that bet. And here he sat on a Friday night, resembling Gumby because he couldn’t get his fingers apart.

The two of them thought this was funny and proceeded to find it funnier when they really couldn’t get his fingers apart.  They even slathered his fingers in a toothpaste/fingernail polish remover concoction but nothing happened.

Finally they went next door for some “Goo Be Gone” type stuff and eventually whittled his fingers apart.  The strong compound left a burning sensation on his fingers, so of course he managed a little drama…running around screaming, “My fingers…they burn!!”

He got his dollar the next day.



About Gina Ragusa
Gina Ragusa is a freelance writer and mom from sunny (and sometimes not) South Florida. Her 15 year experience ranges from writing about banking to tattoo parlors.
  1. One Response to “When Gluing Your Fingers Together Isn’t a Good Idea”

  2. HAHA … how many of us have not done that? lol btw I’m glad to have found your blog!

    By Fiona Bryan on Sep 7, 2009

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