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#1 wanting3

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

I have just opened a container of gravy. When scrunching up the metal seal I have stabbed myself in my pointing finger, right on the end. It has bled like nothing else, and I am finding cutting the vegies for dinner a little harder than usual, with my finger pointing out at right angles, and being very careful of when the blood falls.

So - what have you cut yourself on, and thought, how the blazes did I do that?

#2 Sassy Dingo

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:51 PM

I used to work as a check out chick at Woolies many years ago.

I cut myself on a wrapped up bundle of prawns from the seafood dept. No idea how, just felt something sharp and finger was bleeding everywhere.

#3 9ferals

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

A book.

I was reading a hardback book in bed and must have fallen asleep for a moment and let the book fall onto my face, because I woke up with a scratch on my chin that was bleeding.
I told everyone that the cat had scratched me because "I cut my chin on a book" just sounded silly!

#4 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

Well this is probably an obvious one for most.... I read a Mummy blog a few years back which had all these greats tips and tricks for around the house. At the time my son was on formula and she had a post about all the ways you can re-use formula tins. Brilliant idea I thought. So first empty tin comes along and while I am washing it I slice my finger around the edge. Ended up with stitches. Not so brilliant idea for me to re-use formula tins!

#5 niggles

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

It was a knife but I was cutting up the carrot peelings and tops for our worm farm (to make it easier for the worms) the last time I cut myself badly. I just took the pad of my finger right off and looked down in shock thinking "I didn't just do that did I? Well sh*t that rather hurts!"

The doctor had a laugh when I told him what I'd been doing.

I'm developing very distinctive fingerprints over the years.

#6 againagain

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:00 PM

I have two stupid cuts that come to mind.

One required stitches, I opened an overhead kitchen cupboard and was stretching to get something. I must have leaned ont he door handle more than I thought as the ceramic door handle snapped off and cut my fingers to shreds.

The other was washing one of those old fashioned flour sifters! I still don't know how. Cut my finger very badly, probably should have checked if I needed stitches then as it kept opening up for days afterwards and bleeding.

#7 Let_it_Rain

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

A Maccas straw. I dropped the drink and somehow the straw hit the side of my leg down to my foot.

It bleed a lot, and hurt.

Maccas is dangerous.

#8 blackcat20

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

A champagne glass. I was moving it away so i wouldn't knock it over, only to actually knock it over. The stem snapped and stabbed me in the hand.

#9 Bob-the-skull

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

on the blades of my food processor... whilst i was holding the plastic part of the blade thingy.

i wasn't paying attention and turned my wrist pushing the blade in to my arm... that one scarred!

#10 AmberNut

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

I did once whilst running my fingers around a Chinese take away container lid....
Dinner was had cold that night sad.gif

#11 WhatWouldBuffyDo

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

My wallet  rolleyes.gif I pinched my finger while i was zipping it up. I can't even say i was drunk or not paying attention. I'm just glad I was alone lol.

#12 blackcat20

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE (AmberNut @ 13/02/2013, 07:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I did once whilst running my fingers around a Chinese take away container lid....
Dinner was had cold that night sad.gif


I did the same with a dip container. It really hurt!

#13 mumto3princesses

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

Not me but my DD#1 has a large scar on her leg from one of her sisters pushing her onto a Barbie House. DD#1 was 5yrs and her sister was almost 18mths.

#14 VioletRose

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

Today I cut my finger on the cardboard box of a young child's toy.

#15 Fizgig

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

Cheese. I cut open my finger on cheese. Well actually it was rock hard cheese baked on to a pizza tray that I ran my finger across while cleaning, but it sounds more interesting if I just say cheese.

#16 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:28 PM

When I was a naughty toddler, I was mucking around doing stuff that I shouldn't have. My mum grabbed me (probably to stop the fall), and unfortunately, my ear collided with the very edge of my cute little kiddies table as I swan dived towards the ground. And sliced my ear in 'half'. Three stitches, and I still have the scar.

#17 ~kuddlebug~

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

The toilet. I was taking my cardigan off whilst attending to other needs ( ph34r.gif ) and my hand got stuck in the sleeve behind my back. I pulled harder, my hand popped out and I smacked my hand on the hinge. Took all the skin off my knuckle.

#18 opethmum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

Plastic cup
The chain on an exercise bike when I was six - got a massive scar set.
Tupperware container lid
Plastic mandolin - ouch
Pillow zip


#19 FaithHopeLove

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

Foil on a container of hommus. i am way better at burning myself. once did it with steam from a container of peas in the microwave.

#20 Frau Farbissina

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:48 PM



WHen my mother was in labour, the doctor used something to break her waters. I came out with a little cut on  my forehead and on the back of my head. I still have the faint scars today. I have no idea what he used (it was the 70s) or how he managed to make two cuts, but he told my mum not to worry they'd go away.

#21 Super Cat

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

DS managed to need stitches by nicking himself with his own fingernail. He scratched under his chin, just behind the chin bone where the soft part is. It was the tiniest of scratches but it started bleeding. It bleed and bled and just kept on going! About an hour and two soaked bandages later we had to take him up to emergency. The Dr had to put some adrenaline (I think?) into it to stop it and then had to put a stitch right through this teeny tiny cut.

Same child, as an adult, was sitting at the table opening and closing scissors. Snip snap open close etc etc. Then he accidentally leaned forward and completely sliced open his chin. Big time! Oodles of stitches later and he was fine lol.



#22 CherrySunday

Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE (Frau Farbissina @ 13/02/2013, 07:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
WHen my mother was in labour, the doctor used something to break her waters. I came out with a little cut on  my forehead and on the back of my head. I still have the faint scars today. I have no idea what he used (it was the 70s) or how he managed to make two cuts, but he told my mum not to worry they'd go away.

In a similar vein, I have a flat 'gouge mark' scar on my cheek, under my eye from the forceps when I was delivered. It's only noticeable in certain light, but it was definitely there when I was a baby!

#23 The 8th Plum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:23 PM

A homemade popsicle a few days ago. I skinned my knuckle twisting it out, it bled everywhere and is taking ages to heal, probably because it was the same knuckle that was badly scarred from being grated 15 years ago. You have to focus on those carrots.

#24 Bob-the-skull

Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

oh and i shouldn't forget DS2 who split his eyebrow open at 18mths... when he tripped in to a baby safety gate *sigh*

#25 ~kacee~

Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

A conditioner bottle lid. Wet hands, slippery lid and lots of blood.




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