|Don't look so shocked!|
My sewing room is so large that these were never in the way. They stayed with Christmas decorations in a window seat. There were 100 in the box originally. Now, there are 50. Oh, you want to know why I had them? I gave allergy shots to my children and myself.
Originally, I thought I would use them for shooting glue into bubbles on wallpapering jobs. I am the daughter of a contractor who just listened a lot. But, I knew that syringes were used for putting glue under wallpaper when there was insufficient glue. Mark just told me that people who repaired guitars used syringes that had no point. That's probably what I heard Daddy talking about! Maybe not since Daddy had to pierce heavy vinyl wallpaper and Mark said glue went into small cracks, so there was no need to pierce anything.
About the wallpapering, in the 70s I charged friends who insisted I wallpaper for them and take pay and would not take no for an answer, a small amount and took three times the length of time for the job that a professional would. I guaranteed the wallpaper pattern would match, and that the wallpaper would not fall off the wall in my lifetime. I knew how to butt seams and how to lap them, cutting off excess to still have a matched pattern. I was good at what I did. This was not something I wanted to do professionally! Thirty years later, one friend said the wallpaper looked as nice as it did the day I finished. Nothing has gone amiss due to my ineptitude.
Then, for the last 40+ years the syringes sat in the sewing room because I thought and still think they would work for wallpaper. Finally, two weeks ago, I decided enough was enough. They were all repacked into a smaller box and sealed up. I suppose the paper is intact so that they are still sterile since the bottom syringes had never even been removed. The box has never been touched by anyone but me.
A prepper group was talking about purchasing medical supplies. HA! Now, I know I can save them for someone else who might need them instead of tossing them or figuring they could be used for glue in wallpaper. I know for a fact I won't be taking allergy shots again, but I might use them for some other injection for myself or hens. Besides, the box is half the size of a small cardboard shoebox and no trouble at all. No, I am NOT prepping or hoarding. They were just leftover.
Update: "Shooting up" and to "mainline" is injection of drugs/anything directly into the vein.
There must be a finer guage than these that hurt less!
Do they still call the crazy people who shoot up, mainliners? Do they still call it shooting up? Have I lost my cool by not knowing the right terms? Do you, did you ever give yourself injections of anything that was legal? If it is/was illegal, maybe you should use my email address at the head of the blog for that kind of confession. I am just giddy the cc went through on the first try this time.