The Worst Sunburn Ever!

I really have to say first of all … DO NOT DO THIS! You will get burnt and on top of that smell bad.

I think that it must have been the summer between my junior and senior year of high school and of course my parents were gone so I took the opportunity to have my girlfriends over. We went swimming, laid out in the sun, party at a friends house later than night, and all that fun summer stuff.

Now, to the good part. I couldn’t find the sun tan oil… only sunblock. And I did not want sunblock I mean how was I to get a good tan if I had sunblock on. Since I couldn’t find the sun tan oil we substituted vegetable oil. Yea… vegetable oil. This proves that kids are not always as smart as they think they are.

By the end of the day I thought I had a pretty nice tan. Went into shower and realized that I was actually burnt and that the hot water did not feel all that good and on top of that the damn vegetable oil did not wash off as well as I’d thought.

So, the evening progresses… I got the oil off but not the horrible smell. I’m sure that I smelled like a french fry or something! And of course I got more red as the night went on and it was not fun.

It was the kind of sunburn that no matter how hot it is outside you get the chills, radiate heat from your entire body, and are red for several days. Did I mention that it was not fun?

The vegetable oil smell didn’t go away for almost a week and to this day when I smell it I think of that summer.

Okay… now you can laugh until your hearts content.

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