|My husband Cliff wanted us to both be safe, so he bought us each pepper spray. I wanted us both to be safe, so I never took mine out of the package.|
If you have never experienced pepper spray, or are thinking about carrying some pepper spray for safety, or simply trying some out just to see what it's like, the following are a few etiquette rules one should follow:
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|Maybe you should keep this in your cargo pants pockets instead!|
|Seriously... the stuff burns!|
5. If your spouse's shower or bath are your only options, hire a professional cleaning crew in hazmat suits, to come in afterward and clean said shower or bathtub, as another apology and act of graciousness. You then should always be welcome to use the shower or bath anytime after that.
6. If your spouse has just purchased shampoo, conditioner, Kiehl's facial cleanser, and other assorted items that are in the shower with you, politely explain that you will need to throw them all out, but you will purchase all new items to replace them. Make sure you follow through with purchasing new items as soon as possible, and throw in a couple of extra new goodies as an added act of goodwill.
7. If you take your pepper sprayed clothing to be professionally laundered, kindly warn the establishment that the clothing has pepper spray on it. If they launder it with anyone else's clothes, they may find themselves named in an unwanted lawsuit.
|These won't persuade anyone.|
8. If you are goofy enough to take your wife's unopened package of pepper spray and attach it to your new key ring and keys, simply because you now, "know what to do if it happens again." Please laugh it off when your wife's friends, hairdresser and relatives think you are nuts. You can show them you have those handy wipes you bought off of the internet as proof that you are prepared for yet another pepper spray disaster.
As for me? I am sticking with this pet safe stuff. Evidently it doesn't burn.
*Special Note for Physicians: If you are a physician, and your wife has been given pepper spray by a friend, please don't spritz it into a toilet to see what happens. Moments later, something will happen all the way back down the hall, into your office. You will experience a burning face and burning eyes. Just try to keep in mind, you were smart enough to get through medical school, and take relief in the fact that you were wise enough to not try this during office hours when patients were in the waiting room next to the restroom. Politely tell your wife she may not carry the pepper spray. It's up to you whether or not you want to tell her why.