After last week's visit to my craft group I found three huge bites across my upper back, just out of reach for a person with slightly-frozen shoulders, such as me.
I blame the carpet cleaning that had taken place. Whenever that happened in an office I worked in, I always got bitten by some recently-homeless critter. I never usually get bitten.
So I pondered my problem for a (short) while and to the rescue came the humble cotton bud. It afforded me that little extra bit of reach, so, loaded with ointment, it was pressed into use.
One of those household items I rarely use, but so very handy when needed. Another use has been softening pencil shading on art work. What are they officially for? I've never been sure.