Dammit! If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times…

Don’t wear a good shirt while fiddling with batteries.

Bet it happened when I used the hydrometer. That always splashes acid around, and I know I didn’t use the rubber apron. Yes, Zelda, I know I should have used the rubber apron.

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You shouldn't ask these questions of a paranoid recluse, you know.
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6 Responses to Dammit! If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times…

  1. Michael Best says:

    It looks like you need a good holster for the Makarov. Let me know if you find one, or are you happy with that one?

  2. Joel says:

    Oh, the Fobus is all right. I know it’s fashionable to talk them down, but I’ve never had trouble with one.

  3. MJR says:

    Clothing be damned, don’t forget to wear eye protection. You have enough issues with your sight as it is. Last thing you want is battery acid splashed in those peepers of yours.

    I know… nag, nag, nag… Blame it on 35 years doing health & safety.

  4. Robert says:

    Was part of a working party loading brand-new, clean batteries onto the ship. Wore my favorite (ok, my only) bluejacket. The front fell apart in short order. Dammit is right.

  5. Zelda says:

    So Joel – MJR and Robert and I all have similar thoughts and why the hell do you keep endangering your body and your eyesight with your casual battery tending? Do you want to be more blind than you are? Do you want years of plastic surgery to put your face back in one piece? Do you want your guts falling out through the hole in your skin and your shirt? Do you want another artificial leg and foot? Yes you should use an apron, acid resistant gloves, a face shield, acid resistant boots, spill kit, acid neutralizer – all of it. And Robert found out as many of us have that acid fumes can eat away fabric, it doesn’t need to be the liquid acid.
    JOEL!!!! S T O P!!!!! Stop right now, today, this second, taking chances. Oh and about that fire extinguisher and the running water supply nearby while you tend batteries by yourself with no one around in case you need help…
    This isn’t a nag. This is a full blown, full volume RANT accompanied by foot stamping.

  6. Robert says:


    What Zelda said. And it’s hard on shirts.
    I really liked that jacket…

To the stake with the heretic!