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The Duct Tape Story

duct-tapeWhen I was a young lad (about 12) I had a horrible experience that will forever follow me to my grave.

It all starts with me watching Pokemon. When i was younger, I loved pokemon. I did nothing but watch it in my spare time. Now, one day while I was waiting for the commericals to get over and done with, I wandered downstairs to see what was cooking for dinner. It turns out my Mother was cooking some meat dinner that I didnt want. But, before I left the kitchen, I grabbed a roll of duct tape from the cubboard. I went upstairs and it turns out Pokemon had come on without me, so I sat right down and started to watch.

Now, here is where the story gets weird. For some reason unknown to me, I decided to wrap both my legs from the knee to the ankle with tape. Dont ask me why, I dont know, but I did it. At the end of the show I looked on my legs in utter horror and dismay. I knew my parents were going to be mad, so I hid what I had done. Too scared to rip the tape off, I let the adhesive seep into my skin for about 3 days.

Then, one morning I woke to find my dad screaming at me. Apparently he had come into my room early in the morning to drop off some clothes, and saw my legs that had drooped over the edge of my blanket. Needless to say I was quite scared with the whole situation. Luckily this was over a summer vacation, and I didnt have to go to school, for a while. this gave me all the time I needed t rip this wretched stuff off. With my dad’s help, and my sister getting me athletes tape remover, I was able to peel the stuff off (and in some parts, out of ) my skin.

To this day, I am never allowed to forget what happened, and my family is more than happy to bring up the incident.

-Trenton Stahl

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

  1. Abu
    April 2, 2009 at 10:52 am


  2. Abu
    April 2, 2009 at 10:54 am

    this story gets funnier and funnier. sorry but its true.

  3. Bobo
    April 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Nice motivational poster :D

  4. April 21, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Oy vey! Sounds painful! Duct tape is pretty impressive though, isn’t it? http://tinyurl.com/dxzx7n

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