Whenever I lick an envelope, I always think of George Kastanza's fiance dying from that very thing. I just licked an envelope and I feel like I might be poisoned. My husband says it's all in my head, thus it is his job to lick all envelopes.
Or buy one of those wet envelope sealer things.
He's just going to keep licking em.
But what about when I am at work? He's not there to lend a lick.....luckily our office has invested in pre-gummed envelopes and I usually don't have to taste adhesive. When it is unavoidable, I lick fast, risking little poison but tremendous paper-cuts!