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[align=center]To All Envelope Lickers[/align]
1... A woman was working in a post office in California. One day she licked the envelopes and postage stamps instead of using a sponge. That very day the lady cut her tongue on the envelope. A week later, she noticed an abnormal swelling of her tongue. She went to the doctor, and they found nothing wrong. Her tongue was not sore or anything. A couple of days later, her tongue started to swell more, and it began to get really sore - so sore that she could not eat. She went back to the hospital, and demanded something be done. The doctor took an x-ray of her tongue, and noticed a lump. He prepared her for minor surgery. When the doctor cut her tongue open, a live roach crawled out... There were roach eggs on the seal of the envelope. The egg was able to hatch inside of her tongue because of her saliva. It was warm and moist...

2... "Hey, I used to work in an envelope factory. You wouldn't believe the... things that float around in those gum applicator trays. I haven't licked an envelope for years."

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"I used to work for a print shop (32 years ago) and we were told NEVER to lick the envelopes. I never understood why until I had to go into storage and pull out 2500 envelops that were already printed for a customer who was doing a mailing and saw several squads of roaches roaming around inside a couple of boxes with eggs everywhere. They eat the glue on the envelopes. I think print shops have a harder time controlling roaches than a restaurant. I always buy the self sealing type. Or if need be I use a glue stick to seal one that has the type of glue that needs to be wet to stick."
 

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Its internet lore that's been around for awhile. I've been in printing for 22 years and haven't seen or heard of roach problems around envelopes. I worked in a large stationary factory and it never had roaches around the glue pots. Besides, you probably eat far worse and never know it!

John
 

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Me too, Johnmac, I have been around shops for 46 years now. Havent seen a single roach.

Now, that truck that comes around everymorning at 8 or so, with the overpriced, dried out breakfast burritos... Well no roaches there but we do call it the roachcoach...
 
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