After Sealing Envelopes, How Do You Get That Icky Glue Taste Out Of Your Mouth?

Canada
December 6, 2009 9:46pm CST
I was sitting here drinking Slivovitz (Croatian plum brandy), as i was finishing up my Christmas card. Much to my delight the pleasant taste and burning texture of a mouth full of alcohol, did wonders to remove that awful taste of glue from my mouth, after having licked about 50 envelopes. LOL How do you remove that awful glue taste from your mouth after sealing Christmas cards?
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@k1tten (2321)
• United States
7 Dec 09
Something sweet like soda and candy. lol I have to admit though that I haven't licked an envelope for forever. I usually lick my finger and do it that way or have a cup of water by me with a small sponge so I don't have to taste that evil fowl glue.
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• Canada
7 Dec 09
I tried the finger thing last night, but just coudln't get it sticky enough. Also, as icky as that glue is, it's better than the stuff they try to purposely flavour. That crap is even worse than the original crap. Atleast the stamps are no longer lickable. Thank God for that.
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@k1tten (2321)
• United States
7 Dec 09
I did not know that they made flavoured envelopes. Thank heaven I haven't tried that. lol. And I have to agree. Thank god I don't have to lick stamps any more.
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@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
7 Dec 09
If I have lots of envelopes that need sealing I usually get a bowl fill it with water and then get a rag. I dab the rag in the bowl of water and then wipe it across the icky glue on the envelopes and then seal them down. I do lick them only if I have no more then 2 envelopes to seal more than that and I would get that icky glue taste in my mouth.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
7 Dec 09
I do not lick my envelopes.I always use a glue stick to do the job.The condition here is not worth taking the risk of being infested.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
7 Dec 09
Sorry.'Infected'.
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@BarBaraPrz (17297)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Dec 09
Infected, infested, it's all the same...
@balasri (26577)
• India
8 Dec 09
I know.
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
7 Dec 09
I didn't lick mine, I tucked them. If you feel the need to lick them, try using a moist sponge to moisten the envelopes OR if like me, you don't use sponges, a wet paper towel or napkin will do the same thing. This is what my mother used to do when she was sending better than 200 Christmas cards, even with the help of her children. She would place the sponge or towel on a saucer and lightly tap the flap on it and then seal it, saving all of us the bad taste to get rid of later.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
15 Sep 10
Hi, danishcanadian. I usually will just let the nasty taste wear off out of my mouth. If it gets to be really worse, I will just drink or eat something that is sweet to the taste. That should do it!
• United States
20 Dec 09
i go nowhere near it.i use a q-tip i moistened with water to do that. no way i'm licking that nasty glue..
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
13 Dec 09
I try not to lick the envelope before sealing it. I use a wet wash cloth instead. You can rub the wash cloth across the glue area and then seal it. Then you will not have glue in your mouth or on your tongue.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
11 Dec 09
Croatian plum brandy . . . sounds harsh. I avoid the awful glue taste by not buying envelopes you have to lick shut. Self adhesive envelopes are awesome. Or I use a little wet sponge.
@vathsala30 (3726)
• India
10 Dec 09
You can just swallow a couple of mint sweets or any candies. I used to seal the envelopes with the help of fevistik a glue looks like white lipstick with which we can seal anything or stick any papers
@dawnald (84130)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Dec 09
Depends on the flavor, but sometimes I LIKE that icky glue taste. :-) If not, I guess I drink some water or something.
@ElicBxn (60050)
• United States
8 Dec 09
I do NOT lick envelopes... do you have any IDEA what is in the glue? I do... And I'm allergic to it!
@snafushe (795)
• Canada
8 Dec 09
I get these special enveloped where you don't have to lick them yourself.. because I hate that scotch tape taste. Or else if I don't have those in hand I let me dog do it! Haha, he seems to love the taste for some reason, I asked my vet if it would hurt him even and they said there's no risks, so if you have a pet with a tongue handy, you may just want to try it, instead of them being annoying and licking you they can do one of your chores for you :)
@werdan88 (273)
• Philippines
8 Dec 09
haha. what i do is that I dont use my tongue to make it stick. I use my fingers and wet it with some water or anything wet to make it stick. :)
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
8 Dec 09
If I have alot of envelopes to lick then I grap the clear clue stick. That way there is no need for the nasty taste and no water bowls to turn over..I learned this from an older lady that worked in an office to where there was alot of envelopes in a days time. It works perfect..Try it the next time.. Have a nice day and keep smiling.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Dec 09
I've heard a lot of gross things about the glue that is used for envelopes. So now I don't lick the envelopes anymore. I use one of those water wands with the sponge tip to seal the envelopes.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
7 Dec 09
i so know what you mean! i work in a small office and quite often i end up having to lick the envelopes if our postage machine isnt working properly. i often use a glue stick (way less messy than water) to seal the envelopes and no icky taste!
@mzz663 (2776)
• United States
7 Dec 09
I haven't had to lick 50 envelopes in one sitting but maybe next time you have that many, a lightly dampened sponge will work better! I cut a sponge into fourths and squeeze as much water out as I possibly can. You might think it's strange but my mom used to send out lots of cards and I liked the taste from licking stamps and envelopes! (lol...go figure, I liked licking GLUE!) but anyways, I guess at one point I either licked too many or got a bad batch, I ended up having a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of chocolate milk, that got rid of the taste but I haven't been an envelope/stamp licker voluntarily since then.
@BarBaraPrz (17297)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Dec 09
Call me weird, but I like the taste of envelope glue. Next time, use a wet sponge.