Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Recently, I bought a stability ball chair. Different, comfortable and, while burst-resistant, not claw-resistent. Oh joy, I go to sit down and discover my chair has a flat. There's a sentence I never thought I would utter. I found an old-fashioned tire repair kit for .65. Didn't know they still made those until this incident. Unfortunately, due to its proximity to a ridge on the ball, the patch couldn't completely seal the leak. I really don't want to pay $30 to buy a new ball for my chair. Another sentence I never thought I would speak. I decide to try one more repair before succumbing to a new ball...I'm not even going to touch that one. I head out to our local WalMart and pick up a bottle of that green goop you put in bicycle inner tubes to seal any accidental punctures. At less than $10, it's worth a try. I squeeze in the whole bottle. No point in skimping on the green goop. I start pumping the ball up and rotating it occaisionally to get the goop distributed. Lo and behold! It worked!! So for all you with stability balls and cats, or other creatures with sharp claws, I highly recommend keeping a bottle of green goop on hand.