Don't Lick Envelopes or Stamps

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dragon, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. Dragon

    Dragon Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    I got this in the email and not sure if it is true or not.

    Lick Envelopes

    I used to work for an envelope company. Our plant supervisor used to
    work in the Chicago
    plant and told us not to lick the envelopes because they would often
    find dead rats at the
    bottom of the glue barrel (after thousands of envelopes had been glued
    and shipped). EEWW!
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    I work in a factory and we have 2 employees who used to work in an
    envelope factory. They
    told me that when the machine jams up, they use whatever water is handy to thin out the glue.
    This includes water that they just mopped the floor with. Since then,
    I've avoided licking envelopes...
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    If you lick your envelopes... You won't anymore!!! A woman was working
    in a post office in
    California. One day she licked the envelopes and postage stamps instead
    of using a sponge.
    That very day the lady cut her tongue on the envelope. A week later, she
    noticed an abnormal
    swelling of her tongue. She went to the doctor, but they found nothing
    wrong. Her tongue was
    not sore or anything. A couple of days later, her tongue started to
    swell more, and it began to
    get so sore, that she could not eat.

    She went back to the hospital, and demanded something be done. The
    doctor took an x-ray of
    her tongue and noticed a lump. He prepared her for minor surgery. When
    the doctor cut her
    tongue open, a live cockroach crawled out!!!! There were roach eggs on
    the seal of the
    envelope. The egg was able to hatch inside of her tongue, because of her
    saliva. It was warm and moist... This is a true story reported on CNN.
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    Andy Hume wrote: "Hey, I used to work in an envelope factory. You
    wouldn't believe the things
    that float around in those gum applicator trays. I haven't licked an
    envelope for years!"
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    To All: I used to work for a print shop (32 years ago) and we were told
    NEVER to lick the
    envelopes. I never understood why until I had to go into storage and
    pull out 2500 envelops
    that were already printed for a customer who was doing a mailing and saw
    several squads of
    roaches roaming around inside a couple of boxes with eggs everywhere.
    They eat the glue on
    the envelopes. I think print shops have a harder time controlling
    roaches than a restaurant. I
    always buy the self-sealing type. Or if need be, I use a glue stick to
    seal one that has the type of glue that needs to be wet to stick.
     

  2. wolvergambit

    wolvergambit Registered Member

    That is so disgusting!! On the funny side though, it reminds me of the episode of Seinfeld when George's fiance was licking all the envelopes for their wedding invitations and she died from licking them all, because George bought the cheap envelopes. LOL
     
  3. trees

    trees Registered Member

    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwyukkkkkkkk :warp:
     
  4. Nightsurfer

    Nightsurfer ~Lucky 13 strikes again~

    Nummy ,Numm, you know you like it :D . I rember my folks getting those publishers mailers and licking all the magizine stamps and playing with them.
    Now I don't think I will let my kid play with those anymore. :eek:hno: I think that i'm going to get self adhesive envelopes as soon as this Blizzard ends. :eek:oh:
     
  5. Nanner

    Nanner Registered Member

    Goggle or Yahoo "Urban Legends and Folklore" and you will find this one front and center on a couple of sites. So no.....it is not true. (can I post links here)?
     
  6. SamusAran86

    SamusAran86 Registered Member

    as long as its not a Auction link, and has to do with the topic, its ok to post a link.

    Its sounds really sick, but you know it cant be true, as there would be millions of these cases a year.
     
  7. trees

    trees Registered Member

    oh, I had forgotten all about licking those magazine "stamps" that came in the junk mail! Funny how so much of us use to do the same things! :)
     
  8. Nanner

    Nanner Registered Member


    OK then here is the best link :) http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_licking_envelopes.htm


    A great site and one to save for when you get those lovely emails. You can then check them out.
     
  9. Nightsurfer

    Nightsurfer ~Lucky 13 strikes again~

    Hey now that's way cool. thanks for the link Nanner. More strange things for me to look at :eek:hno: :eek:oh: :lol: Now I will never get my work done.
     
  10. SamusAran86

    SamusAran86 Registered Member

    LOL

    Its a "Urban Legend" nothing more, they even have variants of the e-mail on the link in nanners post!!
     

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