First time in a long damn time, I ended up with something in my eye today, a speck of rust I couldn't see or get out, stuck to my upper eyelid somewhere.
You know how it is, you get something in your eye maybe 0.2mm in diameter, it feels like an elephant.
You might think that this is a common occurence, working on the deck of a metal boat with rust, dust, rope yarns, etc here and there, but safety glasses are a thing, and safety sunglasses are an even better thing. I'm more likely to use my hard hat for an emergency toilet than put it on my head, (now there's a visual!) but I'm damn careful with my eyes.
I once spent a week's pay to have a surgeon pulla piece of barnacle out of my eye when I was fishing for a living. On several occasions I anesthetized my own eye and had to fish bits of stuff out that just didn't want to come out.
But that was a long time ago, and since I just work coastwise now, I don't have a full ship's medicine chest to hand, either. No medications for home surgery.
Instead I dumped a liter bottle of eyewash in my eye (fun!) and manged to free up the little fucker enough that it started to migrate and I could fish it out with a twist of paper towel.
You know how it is when you get something out of your eye. It feels good. After fighting with this stupid thing for 45 minutes, never mind good, I almost came. Like hitting yourself with a hammer. It just feels so nice to stop.
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