At least I can say that the rash has pretty much cleared up now!
Now, I ordinarily like to think of myself as a reasonably intelligent person. Ordinarily. When the ball point pen I was using leaked little blobs of ink all over the list I was making, I shrugged it off as bad luck. Whatever. The end result of that was dozens of little smears of ink on the inside of my forearm. You know, the softer, more sensitive skin that rarely sees the light of day? Yeah, that skin.
I honestly didn't think much about it at the time. I finished my task and headed for the shower. As I was about to actually step into the shower, it occured to me that I hadn't replaced the pumice or 'scrubby things' that I keep in there. Knowing that a little soap and a washcloth probably wouldn't do the trick, I searched around the shelf in my bathroom for something that would.
Low and behold, I have a box of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers sitting right there on the shelf. Maybe it was just meant to be. Now, I use those sponges for so many things. They take crayon and pen off of walls, floors, whatever. They remove those grimey little handprints from door frames with an easy little swipe. Heck! They even remove soap scum from the bathtub with ease. As for getting ink off of skin...I'm sure one would be up to the task!
It took a little bit of scrubbing, but the ink eventually came off. I finished my shower and got dressed without another thought. Later that evening, I noticed a rash developing where the ink had once been. I guess I'm just lucky it was only a few abrasions.
Somedays I have to wonder whether I'm actually qualified to do this job....