he spit in his eye

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greetings from otis--this is a true story about myself--i was very lucky--any image added is one of my paintings--otis english

Submitted: July 22, 2008

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Submitted: July 22, 2008

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2/3/07 'HE SPIT IN HIS EYE'

THIS IS A TRUE STORY --

MYSELF -OTIS ENGLISH- AND ANOTHER INSTRUMENT MECHANIC --WERE WORKING FROM A STEEL FLOOR PLATFORM ABOUT 40 FEET OFF THE GROUND--VERTICAL STEEL LADDERS ENABLED US TO GET TO THIS POINT--WE HAD CARRIED MURIATIC ACID AND TOOLS WITH US TO CLEAN A GLASS SIGHT GLASS THAT WAS ATTACHED TO THE VERTICAL SIDE OF A HUGE VESSEL-

USUALLY BY ISOLATING SUCH A SIGHT GLASS AND FILLING IT WITH MURATIC ACID (A FORM OF HYDROCHLORIC ACID)--IT WOULD CLEAN STAINS ETC. IN THE SIGHT GLASS --SO THE OPERATORS COULD SEE THE LEVEL OF A PRODUCT IN A VESSEL--

AS ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN--(AT THAT TIME WE WERE NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR EYE PROTECTION--FOOLISH OF COURSE)--BUT SOME HOW THE ACID SPLASHED AND A DROP HIT ME RIGHT IN THE EYE--IMMEDIATELY A BURNING PAIN--I KNEW IT WOULD TAKE ME TOO LONG TO GO DOWN THE LADDER AND GET TO A WATER SUPPLY TO WASH THE ACID FROM MY EYE--

YES WITHOUT DELAY--I SPIT A GOOD AMOUNT OF MY SALIVA IN MY HAND AND PRESSED IT INTO MY EYE--I DID THIS SEVERAL TIMES--THE PAIN STOPPED --I THEN WENT DOWN TO A WATER SUPPLY AND DID A GOOD EYE WASH JOB--TIME PROVED NO HARM DONE--

I HAD SPIT IN MY OWN EYE---EVER HEAR OF A YARN LIKE THIS BEFORE ?----I DOUBT IT---

WRITTEN BY OTIS ENGLISH

 


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