So - recently on this site, I was commenting with another member about old lancing devices. And how truly cruel they were…
Anyone diagnosed around the late 70s early 80s will remember this little number, also known as the guilletine:
Yeah - you see how it works... Lancet in that thing that swings down, your finger right under the beheading platform. Fun for everyone!
And this one:
Another grand torture device. You'd think you push the button on the bottom to get the lancet to come down, right? You'd be wrong. You load the thing up and then you have to push your finger into the white part at the top - INTO the lancet which thwacks down with an amazing thud. GRAND.
And people wonder why I still lance my fingers by hand - no devices required. These were the tools of the trade for many of my early years.
Only a sick, dark, twisted mind could have thought of devices like these…