I am a cutter. When I got my 12" Shun Chefs Knife in the mail, of course I had to try it out. Proceded to cut the top of one finger really bad. Being on blood thinners made the whole experience worse. I quickly presented the knife to Spike.
When I am working with a knife, I have a bad habit of not looking when I go to pick up the knife after I put it down. I just seem to love grabbing that blade. Remember those cans that had the key on the side or top of the can? Like the Spam can? Well I was winding a can open and it sprung on me and slit one finger right down to the bone. Blood and gore has never bothered me.
I don't own a pot holder. I have used a kitchen towel since the day I first got married. My mother used one and so have I all these years. And my first hubby taught me the trick of covering a hot pot handle with the towel as a reminder.