Tuesday, April 1, 2008

how the band-aid came to be

Josephine Dickson married a man who worked for a company that manufactured gauze and adhesive tape. This company was called Johnson & Johnson. We will never know the reason, but it is a fact that Josephine Dickson was accident prone. During the first week that she was married to Earle Dickson, she cut her self twice with the kitchen knife. After that, it just went from bad to worse. It seemed that Josephine was always cutting herself.
So she was emo!
One day her husband had an idea. He sat down with some tape and gauze and a pair of scissors. Then he cut the tape into strips. In the middle of each strip he stuck a little square of gauze. From then on, whenever Josephine had an accident, ready-made bandages were on hand for her to use quickly and without a lot of fuss. At Johnson & Johnson, they heard about these new bandages that could be put on in thirty seconds.
Okay, who takes that long to put on a stupid band-aid? And Earle could have just kept Josephine out of the kitchen and away from sharp edges and blades to stop the problem!
Soon the company was making them to sell on a small scale. Four years later, in 1924, the company installed machines for mass producing the new product, and the trade name BAND-AID was adopted.
I still don't get why they are called BAND-AIDs. The guy's name wasn't Band, and they weren't made for AIDs. Hmm.....this is the question that has haunted me for many hours.....This is just proof that being emo can help the world!

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