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#1 posted 12-21-2009 07:12 AM

A month ago I had a pint bottle of mineral spirits setting on my workbench, and a bottle of water setting about a foot away. You know what’s coming right?

So I’m working on something with my back to the bench, felt the need for a gulp of water, reached around without looking grabbed what I thought was the water and took a big gulp. Whoops – drank from the wrong container.

Thankfully the Lord was watching me, and my involunatary reflexes took over and I spit the MS out (all over the floor and project) before I swallowed any of it.

I rinsed my mouth with copius amounts of water and called poison control just in case. They said as long as I hadn’t swallowed or inhaled any of it I would be ok – and I was.

Lesson learned: Besides watching what you’re doing – keep chemicals a long distance away from anything that you intend to drink.

-- Joe

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