Sep 14, 2012 - 9:23 pm
Got up this morning and prepared my blended gourmet breakfast in my Ninja blendsr; a great way to start your morning. I closed my tube to fill the syringe with water to flush the tube and when I pulled on the doo-hicky (plug) to allow me to insert ihe syringe the stupid thing broke off in my hand. Now this was a "first" for me. I've had tubes pop out and I've had tubes crack and start to leak but I have never had a doo-hicky break off in my hand. Well I thought to myself, "self, this is not a big deal", I've been through the process many times so I just loaded my scrawny butt in the car and off to the hospital ER at 0930 am. Registerd and went back to my holding cell where I was told they did not have a 24 guage (fr) tube only 20 guage but they would look within the hospital for something larger. EIGHT HOURS later I was told all they could do was insert the smaller tube. Since I didn't have many options that's what happened. Now it takes me twice as long to inject my food, I can't pinch the tube to stop flowback because it is a more rigid plastic and it isn't nearly as flexible which causes a problem with my seatbelt if I don't remamber to move it up when I sit down.
Truthfully this is a minor irritant. I'm still on the right side of dirt, I can eat, and there were some folks I saw during my eight hour sightseeing tour who were in really bad shape so I'll shut up and pour a shot of Jack through my puny tube.