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Old 12-26-2004, 10:32 PM   #1
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It had to happen

:( I sliced my thumb while dicing a tomato. I was showing my future son-in-law the trick of slicing thin slices from the top to about half way down the tomato, turning the fruit 90 degrees, and again slicing half-way down. Then turn the tomato on its side and as you slice thin slices, butiful diced tomato falls to the cutting board.

I was in a hurry and got my thumb under the path of a very sharp blade. It cut effortlessly through the tomato skin, and slightly into my thumb, just ahead of the nail. I haven't cut myself with that knife since I got it last Christmas, a year ago.

The moral of the story, don't get careless. Oh, and my professional Chef son taught me a good little trick for such emergencies. First, clean under running water, then wrap in paper towel to manage the blood (wasn't a very big cut), then, when it quits flowing, carefully super-glue the skin back together. The glue seals it from dirt, and prtects it from further injury and you can get back to work. Of course, for hygenic reasons, still wrap a bandage around it, just in case. That's good for you and those who eat the food. :D

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Old 12-26-2004, 11:18 PM   #2
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Heh Goodweed....if you are out of super glue you can also use clear nail polish...it helps take the sting out of annoying paper cuts too.
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Old 12-26-2004, 11:23 PM   #3
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I don't keep super glue around my house since the time my daughter super glued her toes together & feet to the kitchen floor! :roll:
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Old 12-27-2004, 01:08 AM   #4
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Heh Goodweed....if you are out of super glue you can also use clear nail polish...it helps take the sting out of annoying paper cuts too.
and looks just fabulous by candlelight, too...

and roflmao, crewsk. poor kid. i tried to open a crazy glue tube that had a stuck cap by biting down and turning it. it broke open in my mouth, so i had to keep my mouth open 'till it dried. i was pickin bits of glue out of my teeth for days...
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Old 12-27-2004, 03:01 AM   #5
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One thing I always do if I cut or puncture my skin. I milk it so it bleeds more. Flushes out any bad stuff. At least I think it does. Haven't had an infection in years.

BTW, how was the embarrassment factor?
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:07 AM   #6
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I don't keep super glue around my house since the time my daughter super glued her toes together & feet to the kitchen floor! :roll:
Well, at least it should be easy to keep track of her!
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:09 AM   #7
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LOL!!! Nothing deflates the 'chef' ego faster than bleeding all over the food you're preparing! I've done it a few times, too! :roll:
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:25 AM   #8
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When I was young I was taught never to cut towards myself with a knife. Every cook I see on television does so when dicing - makes me wince. Personally, I cut an onion in half, put the flat side down and make thin slices from the rounded top down to the cutting board in one direction, keeping the pieces together. Then I turn the onion and make another cut 90 degrees to the first. This produces strips, not diced pieces, so I then spread it out on the cutting board and give it a Rachel Ray chop to finiish it off. I don't get a professional dice, but then they don't call me Old Three Toes either.
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Old 12-27-2004, 05:37 PM   #9
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Crewsk; That is too funny, but only in retrospect. When I read your post, it made me instantly laugh and feel so sorry for the child, both at the same time. And BuckyTom, I can relate. Ever strip a live phone wire with your teeth? When you accidently complete the circuit by touching some part of your body with the other wire pair, watch out. And if you get hit by the 115 vold ringling voltage, well let's just say it cures you of using your teeth to strip wire.


Liuckily, I haven't glued my mouth shut though. Super glue drying on the teeth; I gotta think that it would cause some worry, and taste nasty to boot.

I'm glad we're all still alive to share these tails.

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Old 12-27-2004, 07:19 PM   #10
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I don't keep super glue around my house since the time my daughter super glued her toes together & feet to the kitchen floor! :roll:
OK. Since Goodweed found it amusing, I can add in my laughter. I know it's not funny when it happened, but the picture I got in my mind sure amused the heck outta me.

I don't know what I would do in your situation. Did you call the fire department? I don't know what I would do if I was stuck to the floor and couldn't reach the phone.
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