Wow! I’m so glad I’m not alone!
YES. And it sucketh very much bad. Fortunately I don’t suffer from dry eyes, so my normal tears wash it away pretty quickly, and so far I haven’t had to replace my contacts. But MAN does it sting when the sweat hits the ol’ eyeball. And they get all bloodshot and everything, makes me look like I’m strung out on something.
I’m pretty sure it’s an acid – it behaves like one, at any rate. If I find a way to post a picture of the inside of my latest watch band, will that work as evidence? As for the doctor… um, I never thought to ask about it. Next time I’m in I’ll have to do that… (doh). Google turns up a bunch of hits, but they mostly seem to be dealing with staining of fabrics. Bah – I’m waaay beyond mere stains.
Dude! I’ll trade you in a heartbeat. I’m pretty good as-is at tolerating pain, but not so much on the bone strength. Lessee… three broken toes, both pinkie fingers permanently mangled (they healed crooked), both wrists (the left one twice), a greenstick break of my left forearm, and a shattered right elbow that took a crapload and a half of physical therapy to come back to normal function. According to the doc, my bones are perfectly normal… nice way of calling me accident-prone, I guess. You can have the acid sweat and I’ll take the unbreakable skeleton, okay?
scotandrsn, Hello Again: maybe we should get together sometime and see if we can bottle this stuff or something. It’s GOT to have a USEFUL application, right?
(Ewww… a sweat-bottling party. Methinks I should shoot myself for suggesting it!)
Wow is not the word I’d use, but hey.
I’m with you on the never wearing shorts thing, but for different reasons. For me, it’s twofold: one, I have pasty white legs that don’t go AT ALL with my otherwise dark Italian complexion, and two, my sweat already gives my jeans that acid-washed look after just a few cycles. I don’t want to have to replace furniture, heh.
(Stoopid acid sweat powers. Coulda got something cool, like no-pain-guy or bendy-leg-guy upthread, but noooo… )
ETA: Nava, that’s why I have 5 watches. My wife apparently thinks the same way as your relative did. Heh.