Dont lick envelopes!!! read this!!  

HardNhorneee 52M
127 posts
8/12/2005 10:29 am

Last Read:
3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Dont lick envelopes!!! read this!!


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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1.) 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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2.) 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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3.) 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 t
he 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.
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ANewLevel4Us 38M/37F

8/12/2005 11:27 am

Gross. Thanks.


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