Home remedies can be good sometimes. If you've got a cold or your throat is feeling kind of lousy and you just don't want to take anymore medicine, I find that a combination of hot water, organic Nature Nate's honey, ground ginger, some tumeric, and two squeezed lemons really does the trick. I love it, actually.
But sometimes, home remedies aren't good at all. Sometimes they hurt more than they help. Like my grandmother used to do this weird thing with a cracked egg that's supposed to help you if you have back pain. Don't ask where the hell they learned to do this, it's some old Albanian villagers technique. The person's back would never get better. I think them being pissed off at their back-egg smell would just distract them from the fact that they had pain in the first place.
And if there's someone who realized that home remedies don't always work as advertised, it's this woman who got stuck in a bathtub.
"Here is a funny and current story."
"I am stuck in a bath. I can't actually get out of my bath tub. Why? I've go a chest infection and some fever so I'm home sick. I also can't turn my head. Took some antibiotics and a Valium and thought- i will have a relaxing bath. I found some bath salts. Lit some candles and poured in some coconut oil- now I am realising it was too much coconut oil. Went to get out after pulling the plug and I just slide around like a giant greased up potato in a roasting dish. There is no traction. No grip. Just me and my fat body slipping around covered in oil. Fuck home beauty remedies. SOS."
She could've probably just turned the tub back on and wiped herself down, but being sick, having neck pain, and being all valiumed out isn't probably a recipe for clear thinking.
Some say she's still stuck in the tub till this day. (h/t imgur)