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Mixing the concrete

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mix-concretePinMixing Concrete

It was on a very hot summer day, I was pouring a concrete floor. When pouring a big floor, you have to really get into your work, I mean you walk in the concrete. Wearing nice watertight boots. However, while working on the edges, I knelt down and sat on my feet, just like I always do.

I wasn’t really paying much attention to the concrete on my feet that was hitting against my butt. Well, since then, I was wet in spots. Anyway, from using the water hose to cool me off so I really didn’t think about the lime in the concrete that was burning holes in my butt! Sounds funny, I know.

What made it even worse was that I knew I had to go to the hospital and explain to a nurse someone whom I knew had more than likely, never even used concrete. So here comes the nurse, and, of course, this is all happening in the emergency room, an earshot away from the very busy waiting room. I was lost for words, to say the least, of course, I got that blank stare for a few seconds. Well, nurse, I Burnt my ass on wet concrete! Yup, you guessed it, even the old man with the oxygen mask picked his head up. Now into the treatment room to show my burns.

How did this happen, and why did you put concrete on your butt? Well, to shorten this story up a bit, I left with some good cream (Silvadene cream) that really worked, which I call ass cream. Oh, did I tell you how hard it was to walk?

Well, the moral of this story is that concrete has LIME in it.YES, it’s that white powder stuff you put on your front lawn. And most importantly, you must know that the lime can and will BURN you! I get concrete on me all the time, but this one time it was on a sensitive area (heh, heh, heh) so wear gloves, wash it off right away, and by all means, please don’t get it on your butt. If you do, just ask someone for, Silvadene creme. You don’t want to have to do what I did in the emergency room.

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