Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Here we go--try to survive Christmas

Don't you love all the "holiday" staples--don't eat, exercise more, don't get electrocuted, no ER for you!

I will try not to overdo it.

But 13,000 people get Christmas injuries. Come on, can't we tighten up?

AFC/Doctors Express has some tips for avoiding some disgusting problem in the next few weeks.

First, packaging. That hard plastic covering on things--it can slash you to ribbons. Ribbons, I say! This accounts for 6,000 ER visits a year. Use a scissors. And throw away packaging before kids can chew on it.

Don't climb roofs or shaky ladders to put up decorations.  Do you need the Centers for Disease Control to tell you not to stand on the top of a ladder?

Those little button batteries--poison.

Scooters, skateboards--helmets, please.

Do not put a crispy tree in your fireplace. Good grief--why not just coat yourself in gas and light a match?

And carving--carve away from yourself. Keep knives dry. And keep the tots at bay. Picture their little faces at slippery knife level.

Just think, be smart! Oh--and don't have real holly. My cat once at one berry and cost me $300 at the vet.

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