Envelopes and Stamps

September 28th, 2009
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Sorry for being shmall kine MIA gang. Just flew back from San Fran/Reno/Sac-town and boy are my arms tired. Yeah, ok, LAME! I know. Sorry. Anyway, I only had time for a quickie post today, so I'm a-passin' on this info I got forwarded to me via email. Not sure how true it is (Snopes says it's not), but a good way to start off this Fun Day Monday nonetheless don'tcha think? BTW, if you are the type to easily get grossed out, you may wanna scroll at your own risk. ;) Have a good week y'all!

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 found a cut on her tongue. A week later, she noticed an abnormal swelling of her tongue.

World Wide Ed

She went to the doctor, and 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 really sore, 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!!!!

World Wide Ed

There were cockroach eggs on the seal of the envelope. The egg was able to hatch inside of her tongue, because of her saliva, which was warm and moist... This is a true story reported on CNN!

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!"

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 envelopes that were already printed and saw several squads of cockroaches roaming around inside a couple of boxes with eggs everywhere. They eat the glue on the envelopes.

PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS!
After reading this you will never lick another envelope or stamp again.

(No, don't actually pass it along cause it appears to be a hoax, but do feel free to chat it up in the comment area below :P ).

P.S. The Colbie Caillat interview went really well (stay tuned for the video). She's such a sweet, genuine individual and I wish her all the best! Who shall I interview next? :)

32 Responses to “Envelopes and Stamps”

  1. YN:

    DISGUSTING!!! Can't wait for your interview to be posted, though! hahah, hope it was fun!


  2. Ynaku:

    <strongBlech!!!!!!!!!! You so gross Mr. Ed


  3. Ynaku:

    I meant BLECH!!!!!!!!!!


  4. M:

    Good morning Ed!

    I got only one word for you, GROSS OUT!

    By the way, How's your vacation? :)


  5. NeedaHobby:

    Welcome home Ed! I hope you enjoyed your trip. And, it sounds like the interview went well - congrats!

    That story is disgusting! I'm glad it isn't true. Remember that Seinfeld episode where George's fiance licked the envelopes for their wedding invitations?!? :shock:


  6. chicorex:

    I got that email forwarded to me about a month ago. I told them that it was a hoax and gave them the snopes link.


  7. World Wide Ed:

    * 1.YN:
    DISGUSTING!!! Can't wait for your interview to be posted, though! hahah, hope it was fun!

    Hehe, your question led off everyone's YN. Hope ya enjoy it!

    * 3.Ynaku:
    I meant BLECH!!!!!!!!!!

    8)

    * 4.M:
    I got only one word for you, GROSS OUT!

    By the way, How's your vacation?

    Isn't that two words Ms? :P Nah, nah! Vacay was good, but too fast, as always. Gotta get back to the grind for end-of-the-month-deadlines. Yikes!

    * 5.NeedaHobby:
    That story is disgusting! I'm glad it isn't true. Remember that Seinfeld episode where George's fiance licked the envelopes for their wedding invitations?!?

    I remember watching it, but don't remember what happened. Can you describe Hobbz? Did she die? LOL! Oops, I didn't mean to laugh there... ;)

    * 6.chicorex:
    I got that email forwarded to me about a month ago. I told them that it was a hoax and gave them the snopes link.

    Yup yup. Always gotsta do the research chix. I kinda question the motive on this one though. The Taco Bell one I understand could've been started by a competing franchise, but to attack the post office? Hmm... *confused*


  8. rayboyjr:

    :D Goodmorning!!! :D

    ... yup ... that story is just sick!!! ...

    ... and then seeing a picture of that roach!!! :shock: ... conjures up icky and yucky feelings!!! ...

    ... the story would be hard to believe anyway, even if Snopes didn't dispute it ...

    ... I saw a similar true story on some medical channel ...

    ... it was about a woman who had some kind of growth on her cheek ... she didn't have it checked out right away ... but when she did ... the doctor discovered a worm or larvae thing growing inside the swollen area ... and even pulled it out on camera ... EEEWWWWW!!! ...


  9. uncle jimmy:

    although becoming more buddhist as life goes on.. i teach Son that we escort insects and even mosquitoes.. have strategies for capturing and escorting mosquitoes and silverfish outside, among others..

    BUT, make an exceptions for cockroaches.. out comes da BEEG
    slippah.. :lol:

    Eh, Edward, when goeen' staht talkeen' playoffs??

    Who do you want in first round.. careful what you wish for.. :lol:

    I like Dodgers, which the Pills will get if St. Louis comes out ahead of Pills in final standings, yeah?

    so ideal finish, Cards, Pills, Dodgies, Rocks.. den we get games in LA LA in firs' roun' .. can not count on late, because Pills nor Dodgies may may make it past first round..

    Dodgies no mo' stahtieen' pitcheen'.. Pillies no mo' relief!


  10. Kage:

    All the kakaroach eggs I have seen were kinda big. Or maybe cause I only get da big kakaroach at home?

    No can, the eggs are too big to have slipped in her tongue.


  11. tita leerz:

    I stopped licking envelopes (and stamps) after George killed Susan.


  12. tita leerz:

    Ed: Susan licked all those envelopes. ...then at the last one, she passed out. It was cuz George opted for the cheaper envelopes...they had cheaper glue. LOL. Who, in their right minds, would lick that many envelopes, anyhow? That's just insane!


  13. J.P.:

    that was nasty, man!!! i don't believe it either but I have never licked an envelope. In fact, sometimes I get alil grossed out when I see people do that.


  14. J.P.:

    SF/Reno/Sac-town....why u never tell me u was going?? I needed another vacation!! LOL


  15. World Wide Ed:

    * 8.rayboyjr:
    ... I saw a similar true story on some medical channel ...

    ... it was about a woman who had some kind of growth on her cheek ... she didn't have it checked out right away ... but when she did ... the doctor discovered a worm or larvae thing growing inside the swollen area ... and even pulled it out on camera ... EEEWWWWW!!! ...

    Yuck!!! And dat one was real beej?

    * 9.uncle jimmy:
    Eh, Edward, when goeen' staht talkeen' playoffs??

    No mattah to me ooj. As long as our Pills win. If they take the tough road, at least people can't say they didn't earn it. Would be nice for a cakewalk to the championships though! ;)

    * 10.Kage:
    All the kakaroach eggs I have seen were kinda big. Or maybe cause I only get da big kakaroach at home?

    You seen da eggs before Kagz? Ewwww! Wait a minute, I might've too. Is dat the big brown mini kukui nut looking shell thingie? Hehe!

    * 12.tita leerz:
    Ed: Susan licked all those envelopes. ...then at the last one, she passed out. It was cuz George opted for the cheaper envelopes...they had cheaper glue. LOL. Who, in their right minds, would lick that many envelopes, anyhow? That's just insane!

    I like licking envelopes leerz. They taste good! Nah, nah! I guess I should be more careful. Thank goodness my online bank sends checks out for me. 8)

    * 14.J.P.:
    SF/Reno/Sac-town....why u never tell me u was going?? I needed another vacation!! LOL

    Why you would've came with me J Peezy? Next time den! ;)


  16. NeedaHobby:

    To add to what tita already mentioned ...

    Then after Susan died, George was happy to be free of that relationship (I'm out baby!). But then, he finds out that her family was rich and he could've been part of some inheritance ...


  17. snow:

    okay, i started reading your post while i was eating... and immediately got grossed out! even though i've seen this in an old e-mail before (years ago, i think) and knew something gross would be the outcome... i still read it! yuck! anyway, i had to "change the channel" and come back while i wasn't eating!

    i don't know when i started buying self adhesive envelopes... maybe after i read the e-mail about this the first time! heh heh... no matter if it's not true, it's still yucky... :roll:


  18. snow:

    ed - forgot to say "yay! you got the interview with colbie!" congratulations! i'm looking forward to reading/watching it! she seems really nice and sweet on tv, it's nice to hear that she's like that in real life!


  19. frankie:

    Cockroaches from licking the mail? Must be from the chinatown post office!


  20. jknakas1:

    Welcome home, Ed!

    Damn, I love urban legends! Got any more to share???

    Looking forward to seeing that interview!


  21. BananaFysh:

    Try go search youtube for "Bot fly" and prepare to be grossed out. :razz:

    And it's for real! :shock:


  22. tita leerz:

    @Banana...ew EW EW EW ew EW EW EW EWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!


  23. tita leerz:

    AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  24. Rosette:

    hey what is the problem protein with your stamp!


  25. BananaFysh:

    @tita -- Sorry to unleash the horror on you. :razz:

    And yet, you can't look away, yeah? :shock:

    eeeeeeewww!!! :shock:


  26. Coconut Willy:

    Check out the tape worm while you're at it.

    It's amazing to me how these people take the time to come up with these stories. And how gullible we all are in wanting to believe them.


  27. Kage:

    Ed- its the brown shell thing. The ones I seen are shaped like a caplet (aspirin), just smaller.


  28. tita leerz:

    @Banana: Fo real! You just gotta keep on watching.
    @Hoobz: It's kinda like this season of Top Chef and ABDC. Such horror but you can't turn away!


  29. uncle jimmy:

    yah, ken staht rapping knuckles on Top Chef anytime, yeah?..

    but where is Bug-Eye Cook Cahla or Marcel Da Foamah wen we need dem mos'..

    mos'ly we get guys wit' fatback an' da slightly creepy haole twins.. eh, which one you like, the happy easy goin' one or da quiet intense one.. how ken i make up my mine?

    da kine judges are jus' as irritateen' as evah..

    So WW of the East Padma, wut wuz yo' skill anyways uddah den da slightly S&M "pack yo' knives an' beat it" !!! ???... :lol:


  30. NeedaHobby:

    @tita - yup, still watching Top Chef. I finally caught up on my episodes last night. What's up with Robin?


  31. World Wide Ed:

    * 16.NeedaHobby:
    Then after Susan died, George was happy to be free of that relationship (I'm out baby!). But then, he finds out that her family was rich and he could've been part of some inheritance ...

    Hehe. Guess I gotta keep up with my Seinfeld and Top Chef around hurr eh Hobbz? 8)

    * 17.snow:
    okay, i started reading your post while i was eating... and immediately got grossed out! even though i've seen this in an old e-mail before (years ago, i think) and knew something gross would be the outcome... i still read it! yuck! anyway, i had to "change the channel" and come back while i wasn't eating!

    LOLOL! Sowwy Informer! At least I can say I warned ya! ;)

    * 18.snow:
    ed - forgot to say "yay! you got the interview with colbie!" congratulations! i'm looking forward to reading/watching it! she seems really nice and sweet on tv, it's nice to hear that she's like that in real life!

    Yup yup. She really is. So refreshing!

    * 19.frankie:
    Cockroaches from licking the mail? Must be from the chinatown post office!

    Bwahahaha! That's just wrong...

    * 20.jknakas1:
    Damn, I love urban legends! Got any more to share???

    Ahaha, I got more where that came from knockers, but this is supposed to be a hard-hitting newsworthy blog... OK, maybe not. :P

    * 21.BananaFysh:
    Try go search youtube for "Bot fly" and prepare to be grossed out.

    And it's for real!

    Um... yeah... thanks BF(F). What's weirder is that these guys are having fun with it, almost like they did it on purpose!?

    * 22.tita leerz:
    @Banana...ew EW EW EW ew EW EW EW EWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!

    ditto.

    * 24.Rosette:
    hey what is the problem protein with your stamp!

    Nice and crunchy right Rosey?

    * 26.Coconut Willy:
    Check out the tape worm while you're at it.

    Wait wot? That's another Youtube sensation Dubbs?

    * 27.Kage:
    Ed- its the brown shell thing. The ones I seen are shaped like a caplet (aspirin), just smaller.

    Ahhh, ok, I've seen those Kagz. Only in other people's houses of course! :P


  32. mcat:

    ewwwwww nasty. :P