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Posted: 1/11/2015 9:59:09 PM EDT
Last night was my turn, slicing carrots on the Japanese mandolin.  Yep, got the finger tip.  I would say I skived the distal 1/16" plumb off.  now I get to enjoy the pain.



Nothing docs can do, not even sewing the flap on.  No sense in wasting $500 at the ER.  Thankfully I have some hydrocodone 7.5 mg Norcos so I am Greg House of the engineering world.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:00:41 PM EDT
Nope.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:01:28 PM EDT
I did something similar processing a deer last year.  I encased my finger in super glue.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:01:40 PM EDT
Never.



OK, I lied, I dropped a broken pane of glass in my face back several years ago.  Turns out one reason your nose sticks out is so it can absorb some stupidity instead of your eyes.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:01:52 PM EDT
I cut my finger dicing onions yesterday!
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:01:59 PM EDT
It doesn't seem dumb until I try it out.

Then it rapidly becomes evident.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:02:14 PM EDT
Every day I do something stupid.


Every.


Fuckin.


Day.



Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:02:18 PM EDT
Super glue and ice?
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:02:23 PM EDT
... "just the tip"?
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:03:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Last night was my turn, slicing carrots on the Japanese mandolin.  Yep, got the finger tip.  I would say I skived the distal 1/16" plumb off.  now I get to enjoy the pain.

Nothing docs can do, not even sewing the flap on.  No sense in wasting $500 at the ER.  Thankfully I have some hydrocodone 7.5 mg Norcos so I am Greg House of the engineering world.
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I got married, VERY DUMB
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:03:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:04:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2015 10:10:29 PM EDT by 6winchester2]
No.

I have never done anything dumb before.



Okay, okay.  So there WAS that car engine that I caught on fire once.  But let's just not go there.

Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:05:29 PM EDT

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I got married, VERY DUMB
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Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Last night was my turn, slicing carrots on the Japanese mandolin.  Yep, got the finger tip.  I would say I skived the distal 1/16" plumb off.  now I get to enjoy the pain.



Nothing docs can do, not even sewing the flap on.  No sense in wasting $500 at the ER.  Thankfully I have some hydrocodone 7.5 mg Norcos so I am Greg House of the engineering world.





I got married, VERY DUMB
I married an ER RN.  I only hurt myself when she is around.  I need to see a shrink about that.  She also doesn't like me taking the Norcos for the pain, I only take them at night and only one.

 
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:05:56 PM EDT
post on here drunk
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:06:48 PM EDT
I won't say how, but I once jammed the whole blade from a utility knife into my left forearm. That hurt. 4 stitches.



When I was a small lad of about 4, I bought into that Mary Poppins shit. I climbed up onto my garage roof, and jumped off with an umbrella. Yes, I'm a special kind of stupid at times.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:09:52 PM EDT
I took the tip of my index finger off with one a few weeks ago. I reckon there was an eighth inch of fingertip sitting on the table amongst the potato slices. Superglued the sumbitch back on and finished cooking dinner, minus the fried potatoes

It's mostly healed by now. This stuff



works pretty well. Stings like a fothermucker when you slather it on.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:10:25 PM EDT
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I married an ER RN.  I only hurt myself when she is around.  I need to see a shrink about that.  She also doesn't like me taking the Norcos for the pain, I only take them at night and only one.  
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They must learn that in college. My sister inlaw is a doc, real nice has patched me up on several occasions. When it comes to pain management she just tells me, "Take 3 Advil every four hours and if you quit doing stupid things it wouldn't hurt."





 
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:12:06 PM EDT
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I've done that. Went to the ER, waited for 6 hours until they got to me.  They bandaged it up, didn't need pain meds as it only hurt when I touched it.






I threw the mandoline away when I got home.  That was 3 years ago and it's all healed back.

 
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:13:22 PM EDT

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Yep, I've got the scars to prove it too.
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Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:14:24 PM EDT
Melted my thumb to a hot bowl from the microwave. Melted. Melt. Ed.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:15:17 PM EDT
pics
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:16:35 PM EDT
Yup...






It was fucking awesome
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:16:53 PM EDT
Yup.....ND.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:16:56 PM EDT
I do dumb stuff all the time. Hell, some times I even impress my self how dumb I can be.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:17:49 PM EDT
Intentionally jumped off a motorcycle doing 150 +/- mph.



In hindsight, wasn't dumb at all, the bike went into a bad place.



Everybody watching the mess said afterwards 'it was the right thing to do.'
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:18:28 PM EDT
Yep

A couple times

Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:19:25 PM EDT
I stabbed an ESEE 5 into my forearm while caping out a buck.  The ER staff is more surprised to see a guy show up with a self applied izzy than I would have thought.  The nurses had never seen one.  It was like magic.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:19:29 PM EDT
You mean like when you're welding on the fireplace grate and you grab it with your bare hand to flip it over, thus burning the shit out of yourself?



And then doing the exact same thing five minutes later?




No, never.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:22:26 PM EDT
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I've done lots of stupid stuff. Bicycles can be the most fun. There's nothing like a concrete slab rapidly approaching your face, to let you know that you fucked up a long time ago.  <-- Basically like that.

Machine tools can be great too. Especially when darwin taps me on the shoulder and says "Take a deeper cut next time, your part won't move." Yeah... right.... I've launched quite a bit of stuff across the room. Lots of cutters have been broken. But the upside is, now I know what "that sound" is on all of the machines I run at work. You know, that split second sound that lets you know you are walking on a very thin line. Like when shit is about to get very real, very fast and you have exactly 2 seconds to make up your mind and react. But hey, at least they don't have any blanchard grinders. One lathe at work throws work pieces with such accuracy, that you can predict which dicrection they will go, how high and far they will fly, and how far they will roll or bounce, all based on the RPM of the chuck. I think they need a new chuck, beacuse it doesn't grip for shit. The upside is, I usually know which way to duck. I sent one piece right over my right shoulder one day. I heard the whistle as it went by.

Forgetting to flip my welding hood down is always great. Now when I do it three times in a row.... It's time to clock out and go home. It's not like I have ever made any mistakes that were THAT dumb...

I love that sound of tires leaving the pavement. I haven't had it happen in a few years, but it has a good way of making clean underwear dirty rather rapidly.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:25:00 PM EDT

Yep, too many to recount and frankly I don't care to revisit  

Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:25:02 PM EDT
I drilled through a Pinewood Derby car and into my hand with a 1/2" bit.  I suppose that qualifies.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:25:43 PM EDT
Yeah, I still have a numb fingertip because somehow in my fully equipped kitchen and stone sober I was undone by the challenge of opening a bag of coffee. Lessons learned: steak knives are not scissors, and surprisingly enough they're pretty good at cutting flesh.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:26:23 PM EDT
I do almost everytime I post in GD.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:27:07 PM EDT
Rode the mountain bike yesterday for a few hours. Broke one of my XTR shifters.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:27:21 PM EDT
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SG is the answer
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:28:49 PM EDT

I do stupid shit like that all the time.
Last summer on the first day of our Yellowstone vacation I damn near sliced the pad of my left index finger off opening a packet of hotel room coffee with my pocket knife.
Wrapped it in a non stick pad, gauze and tape and went on with the vacation. Could have used a few stitches but I wasn't going to burn the time to go get it sewn up.

One time at the shop I cut a u-joint out with a torch. Instead of using pliers or something to grab the hot cross of the joint to get it off the table so some dumbass didn't walk by and burn themselves with it I just grabbed it up. Didn't take me long to let go of it either.

And don't weld near the pile of oily rags either.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:29:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Keith_J:
I married an ER RN.  I only hurt myself when she is around.  I need to see a shrink about that.  She also doesn't like me taking the Norcos for the pain, I only take them at night and only one.  
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Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Last night was my turn, slicing carrots on the Japanese mandolin.  Yep, got the finger tip.  I would say I skived the distal 1/16" plumb off.  now I get to enjoy the pain.

Nothing docs can do, not even sewing the flap on.  No sense in wasting $500 at the ER.  Thankfully I have some hydrocodone 7.5 mg Norcos so I am Greg House of the engineering world.


I got married, VERY DUMB
I married an ER RN.  I only hurt myself when she is around.  I need to see a shrink about that.  She also doesn't like me taking the Norcos for the pain, I only take them at night and only one.  


See if she can get you some DuoDERM.  Change it every few days and it will heal up nicely.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:30:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:35:03 PM EDT
Putting new porch rail up. 10 years ago. Welded the main portion, put an oak cap on it. Wanted to curve the ends to match the columns. Got my Porta-band saw out and started cutting in my hands over my leg. The blade bound in the wood and flipped it over in a flash. I cut the tip of my left middle finger off at the edge of the bone. The worst pain was the shot in each side of the finger at the hand to numb. It was unbearable. Then the pain for days and days. They stitched through the nail.

Then later I impaled my right leg on a fence just under my ass inside thigh. Tore a hole the size of a silver dollar. I could see my muscle moving back and forth like a window into my leg.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:36:48 PM EDT
Pics or it didn't happen.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:43:33 PM EDT




I'm an afficianado of dumb; a connisuer of sorts.


Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:48:31 PM EDT
I was 10 or 11, and hanging out down at the local pond, fishing and doing stuff that 10 or 11 year olds do.

The previous evening I had watched some TV show where the bad guy picked up a bottle, smashed the end off, and threatened the good guy with it.

So I'm looking down, and what do I see but a beer bottle.  Not just any beer bottle, but one of those older, non-longneck Budweiser bottles.  I reach down, pick it up, and attempt to emulate my cinematic observations.  I smash that sucker against a rock and it shatters in my hand.  Blood EVERYWHERE.

Only one thing to do; go walk home and tell Dad (Dad is a pathologist, and while I ain't dead he IS a doctor and was always my first stop for medical attention).  I'm walking down the street, holding my cut up hand in the air, gripping my wrist, with blood sheeting down my arm and dripping off my elbow onto the road.  Neighbor cars stopping, "ARE YOU ALL RIGHT??!?", "Sure.  Just cut my hand.  Thanks...".

I get home and Dad is snoozing in his favorite Sunday afternoon chair.  

"Hey Dad!  Cut my hand!"

"Erm??  Oh, you'll be OK.  Wash it, bandage it, don't get blood on the floor."

The whole thing was amazingly undramatic.  I learned I'm NOT a bar fighter, and smashing bottles wasn't my thing.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:48:45 PM EDT
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I've done lots of stupid stuff. Bicycles can be the most fun. There's nothing like a concrete slab rapidly approaching your face, to let you know that you fucked up a long time ago.  <-- Basically like that.

Machine tools can be great too. Especially when darwin taps me on the shoulder and says "Take a deeper cut next time, your part won't move." Yeah... right.... I've launched quite a bit of stuff across the room. Lots of cutters have been broken. But the upside is, now I know what "that sound" is on all of the machines I run at work. You know, that split second sound that lets you know you are walking on a very thin line. Like when shit is about to get very real, very fast and you have exactly 2 seconds to make up your mind and react. But hey, at least they don't have any blanchard grinders. One lathe at work throws work pieces with such accuracy, that you can predict which dicrection they will go, how high and far they will fly, and how far they will roll or bounce, all based on the RPM of the chuck. I think they need a new chuck, beacuse it doesn't grip for shit. The upside is, I usually know which way to duck. I sent one piece right over my right shoulder one day. I heard the whistle as it went by.

Forgetting to flip my welding hood down is always great. Now when I do it three times in a row.... It's time to clock out and go home. It's not like I have ever made any mistakes that were THAT dumb...

I love that sound of tires leaving the pavement. I haven't had it happen in a few years, but it has a good way of making clean underwear dirty rather rapidly.
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After 2 years of working in a machine shop, I have never seen a part get launched across the shop.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:49:38 PM EDT
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Yeah but usually women and tequila were involved, not a ronco carrot slicer
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Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:52:18 PM EDT
You mean like running a 7" grinder without the guard.

When the blade exploded and the grinder kicked back into my face, I got a quick trip to the ER.

Doc had to sew up my nose and right arm.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:53:20 PM EDT
Sure.  All the time.  What did you do?
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:54:07 PM EDT
I'm doing dumb shit right now, and tomorrow I have to fix a dumb thing I did in a dumb way.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:57:06 PM EDT
Look at the bright side- you won't be leaving fingerprints wherever you go.  

But, damn, that's gotta hurt.  I hope you fished out the finger slice and kept it from ruining the salad.

My story of stupid pain involves a torch of burning polyester fabric on a stick and 3rd degree burns hidden from my parents.

No gangrene but lots of pus.

Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:57:12 PM EDT
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Lol
Ok Mr Flawless

Ever clean a deli meat slicer ? I have the knuckle scar to prove it.

Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:58:27 PM EDT
I wrote the book on idiot shit.  I found out that the tip of the index finger has more nerve endings than anywhere else on your body.  I wish I didn't know that.  I also poured over-cooked caramel down a sink drain.  Don't do that.


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