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Forum topic by lumbersportsguy posted 02-14-2011 04:59 PM 3124 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2011 04:59 PM

Hey Guys,

I figured this would be a good discussion with this group….

I was out golfing with three buddys/co-workers today, and we were waiting to tee off so had some time to shoot the breeze….

The conversation of little injuries and boo-boos game up as I was wrapping some first aid tape around my non-golf glove fingers as I tend to get blisters….
Including me, 3 of the 4 guys in the foursome had on a band-aid of some kind….one from laying some wood flooring the day before and the other had two sponge bob band-aids around this thumbs from some outdoor yardwork….

Our fourth buddy said that he couldn’t remember the last time he had worn a band-aid or golf tape, and didn’t think it was “guy like” at all to wear….let alone a sponge bob….haha…..

So I thought I’d throw it out there…

1.) Are you guys band-aid guys? Are you cool wearing them when needed? Anyone else keep them in the workbench, wallet or golf bag?

2.) Any others like me that keep band-aid in business during the season?

3.) If your kids wanted you to or it was all you had, would you be the cool dad and wear the ones with characters out with your buddies or to the office?

Discuss away!

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#1 posted 02-14-2011 11:38 PM

I know I would have been happy if my injury had been minor enough to be handled by a band-Aid, even a Sponge Bob one would have been welcome.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#2 posted 02-15-2011 12:29 AM

As much as I hate wearing bandages, I still do. Mainly because I don’t want to dribble blood on my tools and projects. Everyone that knows me, is aware that I have 3 kids, and with kids comes bandages. I will try to avoid the priness-pony-pinky bandages, but I man has to do what a man has to do. When I can I use these…

When all else fails, CA will hold things closed…

-- christopheralan

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#3 posted 02-15-2011 01:00 AM

When I do any protracted work, especially involving sandpaper, the skin around my nails (thumb particularly) tends to crack, producing annoying pain out of all proportion to the tiny fissures.
To try to prevent this (when I remember) I put sticking plasters on the ends of my thumbs before I start!
How uncool is that ?

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#4 posted 02-15-2011 01:18 AM

I’ve worn all the non-manly ones. Sponge Bob, Dora, Princesses, Elmo…you name it, I’ve probably worn it. Of course, that’s just when I don’t have my torch ready to cauterize the wound, or a tourniquet to staunch the flow, or some other manly-pioneerish thing, that I’ve actually never done on purpose. (I’ve cauterized, a wound while sweating copper pipe, not fun.

But regardless, whatever the wound dressing, it’s better than bleeding on the work.

-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.

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#5 posted 02-15-2011 04:55 AM

My wife keeps buying band-aids, but I ccan never find them when needed. I can however usually find a roll of electrical tape, which is what I use.
The last time I used a bandaid though, it was one with Mater from “Cars” on it.


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#6 posted 02-15-2011 05:15 AM

I carry band aids in my pocket everyday. Its the old Boy Scout in me. An example of why: A fellow worker and I were at a facility in another state watching a fueling of an aircraft and we were not really wanted there. As the person struggling with the large fuel hose gouged his finger on something and started to bleed a lot, I stepped forward, reached into my pocket and handed him a band aid. The look of surprise and thanks was amazing. It was like we were one of them after that.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#7 posted 02-15-2011 05:34 AM

I still use band-aids from time to time. When I used to play tennis a lot I used medical tape instead since it holds better especially if you skin gets damp. I dont haul band-aids around with me though :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#8 posted 02-15-2011 05:55 AM

And I thought it was only us guys in wheelchairs that were fun to watch. lol Now I find that there are more handicaled LJer’s out there than you can shake a big splinter at. lol
Oh Yeah, I keep a well stocked first-aid kit on hand in the shop, with butterflies as well.

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#9 posted 02-15-2011 06:09 AM

When I cut my hand I put a latex glove on if I am still working in the shop. It keeps all the dust and grime out much better than a band-aid. When I leave the shop I end up with a Scoobee doo, Dora or princess Band-Aid. I am proud to wear it because my 6 year old loves me enough to want me to feel better by wearing one of her Band-Aids. I consider wearing one of those Band-Aids to be a badge of honor. (Of course I also wear them because they are the only Band-Aids that my wife buys.)

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#10 posted 02-15-2011 06:54 AM

I generally grab electrical tape just so I don’t bleed on the wood. I just put some bandaids in the shop, hope I remember where when I need them.

I find those duct-tape bandaids kinda tacky :) but to each their own.

I’ve also heard of using CA for open wounds, but I’ll probably head to my doc and get stitches instead.

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#11 posted 02-15-2011 07:26 AM

I have zero problems with wearing any band-aid or bandiaids, plural, and putting the cindirella theme over my cut finger tips. Never hesitate to take the appropriate finger with band-aid on and change the focus of conversation simply by pointing that finger straight up…......and smile at them :)

and I swear thats why they invented golf…...the privilage every earthly person should get to play at least once. Can you imagine the chaos ?..........over a Band-Aid. That does perplex me but knowing Band-Aids stop leaks, they become a part of the privilaged working class:)

having a picture on the band-aid so that some child is going to be convinced that the TV is right and then coaxing their spouses into buying into that BS is a whole other ballgame. complete and utter crap. No child that I have ever come to know needed to be coddled so,’s just a leak. A child needs love, not a superficial solution so I would have a question mark there?.....why do people buy them, will the TV forever teach our kids? :)))

if any one thinks that they will never wear a band aid. If at the end of their life, they die without ever having to wear one, do tell me what they did ?...........maybe the queen? :), maybe ? I wonder if she had pictures on her band aids when she was a kid ? Would she have been a better queen is she had pictures on her band aids?

Nope, I wear my wounds and reserve band aids for leaks only. Surely when a a boy becomes a man, he doesnt need to be ass licked with band aids from some misguided experience of guilt for not being there. So in conclusion I would say that I dont do the band aid BS, cause I dont want to look like a suck hole mommas boy :) doesnt help me get work.:)..................remember.

Just leaks. ....toddlers excempt

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#12 posted 02-15-2011 09:44 AM

I usually use electrical tape because that is what I have handy :-) Bandaids fall off in a few minutes anyway ;-(

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 02-15-2011 10:10 AM

I would like to say duct tape, and have used it a couple of times, but my wife works in a hospital, and she brings home all kinds of unopend stuff, most of it we donate but we keep a lot of stuff in the house and on the boat.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#14 posted 02-15-2011 10:47 AM

I hate wearing bandaids but I hate cuts even more. Especially infected ones. Cuts heal a whole lot faster when they are kept clean so the bandaids are well worth it.

I would never were a Sponge Bob bandaid but I would have no problem with a real cartoon character like Bugs Bunny.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#15 posted 02-15-2011 12:18 PM

i hate dropping blood all over my work so my tool box has bandaids that get used regularly

i also have super glue to use if i get cut in a place that the bandaid wont stick to like the palms of my hands


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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