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Old 04-17-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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D'oh! I should have known better.

Most of us occasionally have mishaps that we cause ourselves or could easily have prevented.

I thought it might be fun to have a place to post them.

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Old 04-17-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:07 PM   #3
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I'll start.

Yesterday I wanted half of a frozen pellet of stock. I tried to cut it in half with my chef's knife.

Just before it slammed into my finger I heard myself think, "Idiot! You know better than that."

Gave me quite scare. Enough blood and pain that I took a close look to see if I was going to lose the end of my left index finger. Happily, no.

It's a real nuisance trying to touch type without the use of my index finger. At least it doesn't affect number entry - I use the numeric keypad for that.

DH is off doing a little bit of shopping, including supper from a deli and finger cots (they are like tiny condoms for fingers) from the pharmacy so it will be easier to wash my hands, etc.

I feel like such a nincompoop. I do believe I have learned my lesson. Bugger really hurt when we changed the dressing.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:11 PM   #4
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I'll start.

Yesterday I wanted half of a frozen pellet of stock. I tried to cut it in half with my chef's knife.

Just before it slammed into my finger I heard myself think, "Idiot! You know better than that."

Gave me quite scare. Enough blood and pain that I took a close look to see if I was going to lose the end of my left index finger. Happily, no.

It's a real nuisance trying to touch type without the use of my index finger. At least it doesn't affect number entry - I use the numeric keypad for that.

DH is off doing a little bit of shopping, including supper from a deli and finger cots (they are like tiny condoms for fingers) from the pharmacy so it will be easier to wash my hands, etc.

I feel like such a nincompoop. I do believe I have learned my lesson. Bugger really hurt when we changed the dressing.
Ow!!!
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:12 PM   #5
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:30 PM   #6
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My old Garland range has a few burners that take a second or two and then create a bit of a poof when they start up. One day, while working, I quickly turned one on one of the front burners, then reached down to open the oven to check a turkey, and burnt some of my bangs off.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:43 PM   #7
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My old Garland range has a few burners that take a second or two and then create a bit of a poof when they start up. One day, while working, I quickly turned one on one of the front burners, then reached down to open the oven to check a turkey, and burnt some of my bangs off.
Were your eyebrows and lashes okay?
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:44 PM   #8
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I was cooking some rice in my dutch oven on the stove top. Thought I had the temp turned down enough. Got caught up doing other things and soon I'm smelling burning rice. I quickly set the pot off the burner directly onto the laminate counter top! That of course was not smart. Then when the counter next to stove started to burn I quickly set the pot on the counter by the sink. I've since covered both burn spots. The one next to the stove with a Corning counter saver in glass so I can set hot dishes on it and the one by the sink with a granite square. You'd think I'd know better than to set a hot pot on a laminate countertop! BTW, the rice was burned to the bottom of the pan so much that it took me 3 days of soaking and scrubbing to get it all off. That was definitely a day I should have stayed out of the kitchen!
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Were your eyebrows and lashes okay?
Thankfully, it wasn't that serious. Just a reminder stay wise.
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I once wanted to make bbq beans in a pan on low heat. I left it unattended and forgot about it. Maybe 4 hours later I smelled it from the basement and ran upstairs and it was.. well.. unrecognizable. It took alot of scrubbing on my stainless steel pan :(
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