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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted:Disclaimer... it you're not fond of nasty stories I'd stop here. Suffice to say, I hurt my thumb quite badly frown



So I was cooking some lovely bolognaise tonight and whilst waiting for it to stew for a while I started o the washing up. I was washing a glass and as I turned it saw a crack. I was halfway through thinking "oooh, there's a crack in that" when the thing broke and buried itself in the top of the thumb on my right hand. I've not really had a good look at it yet although the 2 second glance I got befor grabbing it with the other hand suggests I hit the bone. It's about 1/2" wide but goes very deep. I've got it bandaged up now and the bleeding's finally stopped. If it had gone on much longer I think I'd be off to A&E! frown


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 4525
Posted:Oh Jon! poor thumb! hug
I hope you're feeling better hun!

By the way, although you injured yourself quite horrifically, I'd like to point out to everyone reading this that

Jon started the washing up WHILE he was cooking dinner!!
not the next day, not afterwards, but while he was cooking! Yeah!!
(I do the same, good work there Jon!)


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polarity
SILVER Member since May 2005

polarity

veteran
Location: on the wrong planet, United Ki...

Total posts: 1228
Posted:The trick is to snap pizza into pieces while it's still frozen, then use the box instead of a plate... biggrin

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:I did exactly the same thing a few years ago hug (without the bolognaise, I think I was cooking salmon. Weird how I still remember that, isn't it ubblol)

I'd like to say, "since then I haven't washed up", but it would be a blatant lie.


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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Gidg

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Location: Portland Oregon USA

Total posts: 8506
Posted:Been there, done that. I have a real nice scar at the base of one of a finger because of that. As it is now, the area is in a constant state of numb.

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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted:Thanks guys.. although you know waht really annoyed me? When I got back from patching things up I discovered my bolognaise had firmly attached itself to the base of my pan frown

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maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted: Written by: jo_rhymes


By the way, although you injured yourself quite horrifically, I'd like to point out to everyone reading this that

Jon started the washing up WHILE he was cooking dinner!!
not the next day, not afterwards, but while he was cooking! Yeah!!




eek Well done you Jon! but frown for your thumb, that sucks.

Still mighty impressive though, you'll make somebody a lovely wife one day! wink

hug


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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam

Total posts: 6120
Posted:Typing much be a bit of a bitch then...

Similar story, taking place over the kitchen sink. Was trying to cut an unripe avocado. Usually ripe ones have a soft skin and flesh and a hard nut inside. The unripe one had tough skin and flesh but I was undeterred. Got a sharper knife and was pressing hard on the flesh holding the avocado in my hand. Didn't realise that while it had hard flesh, the nut itself was quite soft. With one hard cut, the knife cut right through the avocado, nut and all though to my hand into flesh between my thumb and index finger. There was even 5 seconds where I could see the white tendon-like flesh before blood started pouring forth.

Oh yeah, washing up wasn't happening for a few days...


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted:Oi, less of that young Maus! rolleyes wink

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misscorinthian
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

misscorinthian

old hand
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 784
Posted:I am so good at smashing glasses that I don't own any. I get really nice acrylic tumblers and wine glasses from John Lewis.

Unfortunately, I have still speared myself (several times) whilst washing up- but due to my thoughtful mother putting carving knives into the bowl along with everything else, running the water and then leaving it.

This does beg the question though, is it the washing up which is bad for me, or my mother?


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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)

Total posts: 1711
Posted:Ouchies frown

I detest washing up, though I find myself to be a bit of perfectionist- if someone else offers to wash up I tend to decline their offer as I don't trust them to do a good job.

On the domestic injuries note, I have a horizontal scar on my leg from where I was ironing with not much on and stood too close to the side of the ironing board shrug


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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam

Total posts: 6120
Posted:Chutney, in that situation it could've been ALOT worse... devil



Plus it's usual for the ironing board to be at above waist-height tongue Has anyone ACTUALLY answered the iron when the phone rung? I know it's been used in gags since the dawn of man (and phones) but has anyone actually been know have had an iron-cheek interface accident?





"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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sketch
GOLD Member since May 2006

sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom

Total posts: 431
Posted: Written by: Mr_Chutney


I have a horizontal scar on my leg from where I was ironing with not much on and stood too close to the side of the ironing board shrug



Good job your not a bit shorter!! Ouch!!

unfortunately, i dont have any injuries to add to the list frown
....But a daddy longlegs once drowned in my washing up bowl........... that was pretty horrific... help


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Come from afar, far away state of mind,
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spinningstarlet
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

spinningstarlet

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Location: Bradford *rolls eyes*, United ...

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Posted:i work in a bar, but in the bar i worked in before that, someone had brought the empties back, stacked. mad

the small glass was stuck in the big one, and so i ran it under the warm water to try and get them to sepperate... as i was twisting them to get them to loosen they seemed to give a little so i tried again, only for them both to completely shatter, leaving tiny tiny shards of glass in my hands and all over everywhere else...
frown ouch.


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 4525
Posted:ouch toobie, thats gotta hurt.

When i was at school, in my CDT class (thats craft design and technology for all of you who're too cool for school) i took a seat on the stool, but to my horror it had tiny bits of fibreglass all over it, which got embedded into my legs. it was itchy and painful and bleargh.


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spinningstarlet
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

spinningstarlet

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Location: Bradford *rolls eyes*, United ...

Total posts: 271
Posted:yeah it's always the tiny bits that hurt the most.

The worst part was i was expected to work the rest of the night like that too (it was about 10.00pm and i didn't finish till 4.00am)

I didn't stay at the job long frown


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sketch
GOLD Member since May 2006

sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom

Total posts: 431
Posted: Written by: jo_rhymes


took a seat on the stool, but to my horror it had tiny bits of fibreglass all over it, which got embedded into my legs. it was itchy and painful and bleargh.



spank you should have worn some clothes!


"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted: Written by: toobie

yeah it's always the tiny bits that hurt the most.


I disagree I had half a glass in my thumb and it (still) hurts like censored!


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maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted:Oh dear, sounds like everybody is feeling a bit sorry for themselves..heres this for the boys..


Non-Https Image Link


and er...


um....

flippin heck its hard to find pics of hot male nurses online...

ah bum to it...this one will do...


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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:Whats the tissue for? umm


(I think we've been spending too much time on nsb ey maus wink ubblol)


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 4525
Posted:both those nurses are hideous!
and Sketch, I WAS wearing clothes! but you know what school skirts are like...


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted: Written by: Aime


Whats the tissue for? umm


(I think we've been spending too much time on nsb ey maus wink ubblol)



Use your imagination sugar...


wink

And yes..possibly, but then to be fair I've never really needed that much encouragement anyway! ubblol wink


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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted:...Nasty cold? wink

On a side note, remind me never load this thread up at work when the boss is around eek


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maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted:oops.... redface

sorry love!


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sketch
GOLD Member since May 2006

sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom

Total posts: 431
Posted:anyway, chutney took one and the girls seem to like it



http://www.homeofpoi.com/gallery/showpho...=500&page=2
shrug


"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:that's not a pretty male nurse - that's a pretty male doctor.

the pretty male nurse photo is here:
http://www.homeofpoi.com/gallery/showpho...=500&page=1
br>
smile wink


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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sketch
GOLD Member since May 2006

sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom

Total posts: 431
Posted:ubblol look what youve started maus!

"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam

Total posts: 6120
Posted: Written by: jo_rhymes





and Sketch, I WAS wearing clothes! but you know what school skirts are like...









I'm sure he doesn't know what it was like to wear one...



Erm... do you, sketch...? umm


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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