Nothing new from me today. I bring you this delightfully humorous blog courtesy of DeeDee over at It Coulda Been Worse. It had me snorting my coffee…Enjoy!
With Valentines Day fast approaching, I think Iâ€™ve found the solution to every husbandâ€™s dilemma regarding what to get for the little woman. A Pocket Taser Stun Gun. Itâ€™s the perfect gift. In this day and age, we can never be too careful. So, girls, you might want to pass this tidbit along to your husbands. I know I will.
My friend Don, always looking for something special for his wife, gave me the idea, and even found the following testimonial for this most excellent gift idea.
Pocket Taser Stun Gun, a great gift for the wife. A guy who purchased his lovely wife a pocket Taser for their anniversary submitted this :
â€œLast weekend I saw something at Larryâ€™s Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest. The occasion was our 22nd anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my wife. What I came across was a 100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized taser The effects of the taser were supposed to be short lived, with no long-term adverse affect on your assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safetyâ€¦.
WAY TOO COOL!
Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home. I loaded two triple-a batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I was disappointed. I learned, however, that if I pushed the button AND pressed it against a metal surface at the same time; Iâ€™d get the blue arch of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs. Awesome!!!
Unfortunately, I have yet to explain to Betty what that burn spot is on the face of her microwave. Okay, so I was home alone with this new toy, thinking to myself that it couldnâ€™t be all that bad with only two triple-a batteries, right?!! There I sat in my recliner, my cat Gracie looking on intently (trusting little soul) while I was reading the directions and thinking that I really needed to try this thing out on a flesh & blood moving target. I must admit I thought about zapping Gracie (for a fraction of a
second) and thought better of it. She is such a sweet cat. But, if I was going to give this thing to my wife to protect herself against a mugger, I did want some assurance that it would work as advertised.
Was I wrong?
So, there I sat in a pair of shorts and a tank top with my reading glasses perched delicately on the bridge of my nose, directions in one hand, and taser in another. The directions said that a one-second burst would shock and disorient your assailant; a two-second burst was supposed to cause muscle spasms and a major loss of bodily control; a three-second burst would purportedly make your assailant flop on the ground like a fish out of water. Any burst longer than three seconds would be wasting the batteries.
All the while Iâ€™m looking at this little device measuring about 5â€³ long, less than 3/4 inch in circumference; pretty cute really and loaded with two itsy, bitsy triple-a batteries) thinking to myself, â€œno possible way!â€ What happened next is almost beyond description,but Iâ€™ll do my bestâ€¦
Iâ€™m sitting there alone, Gracie looking on with her head cocked to one side as to say, â€œdonâ€™t do it master,â€ reasoning that a one-second burst from such a tiny little ole thing couldnâ€™t hurt all that bad.. I decided to give myself a one-second burst just for the heck of it. I touched the prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button, and HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!!! Iâ€™m pretty sure Jessie Ventura ran in through the side door, picked me up in the recliner, then body slammed us both on the carpet, over and over and over again. I vaguely recall waking up on my side in the fetal position, with tears in my eyes, body soaking wet, both nipples on fire, testicles nowhere to be found, with my left arm tucked under my body in the oddest position, and tingling in my legs. The cat was standing over me making meowing sounds I had never heard before, licking my face, undoubtedly thinking to herself, â€œdo it again, do it again!â€
Note: If you ever feel compelled to â€œmugâ€ yourself with a taser, one note of caution: there is no such thing as a one-second burst when you zap yourself. You will not let go of that thing until it is dislodged from your hand by a violent thrashing about on the floor. A three second burst would be considered conservative.
SON-OF-A-â€¦ that hurt like â€¦..!!! A minute or so later (I canâ€™t be sure, as time was a relative thing at that point), collected my wits (what little I had left), sat up and surveyed the landscape. My bent reading glasses were on the mantel of the fireplace. How did they up get there??? My triceps, right thigh and both nipples were still
twitching. My face felt like it had been shot up with Novocain, and my bottom
lip weighed 88 lbs. Iâ€™m still looking for my testicles. Iâ€™m offering a significant reward for their safe return.â€
Rachel WhetzelJanuary 29, 2007 at 11:20 am (16 years ago)
I love it! Travis has a taser for his job. It’s the best tool for law enforcement EVER. There have been so many times when he has been able to pull the taser when in the pretaser days, there would have been nothing to do, but draw his gun. Funny thing is, as often as he pulls it out, he’s olny had to use it I think 2 times! Just the threat seems to be enough! LOL Now I know why! Thanks for the belly laugh! I’m bringing Travis back here later after he wakes to read this one!
JuliannaJanuary 29, 2007 at 6:16 pm (16 years ago)
That is totally ALOMST a Darwin Award 🙂