A 42-year-old UK man named Raymond Cuss claims that an off-brand shower gel from a 99p store left him with a burned penis and testicles. They say you get what you pay for, but roasting your meat and two veg seems like it’d cost more than two U.S. dollars. This dude, at left, is not Cuss. But he is, however, the only iStock photo we could find tagged “groin pain.”
Cuss, said a layer of skin was ripped from his manhood and left glowing red after using the a cheap off-brand shower gel in the shower. He was awarded £1,000 in an out of court settlement. Apparently, he used an off-brand lawyer to take his case as well.
The chemistry experts over at the 99p Store suggested that the reaction was due to the carpet cleaning chemicals Cuss used in his job that somehow mixed with the gel. But unless he directly applied the carpet cleaner on his own personal rug then I doubt that was the reason for his burn.
Why did Cuss buy the Dettol brand shower gel? Because he said it was the only one he trusted! Based on what? The fact that Dettol was the only English word on the whole bottle? If you’re going to buy a product to clean your family jewels, you should at the very least be able to read more than just the logo. Never leave anything to chance when your junk is involved.
Fortunately, Cuss learned his lesson and no longer buys the Dettol shower gel. Unfortunately, he now buys the much cheaper Lidl brand shower gel.
Headline two weeks from now: “Even cheaper shower gel leaves man with burnt testicles, again.”