stupid trick not to be repeated

  1. Ok, I don't always think before acting.

    I wanted to light a candle. I have a big dressing on my right thumb due to the infection that doesn't want to go away. I'm right-handed. I light matches with my right hand. Gauze burns. Fast.

    Luckily, I was right by the sink and the dressing has a Dakin's compress and vaseline underneath so no harm was done. Except to the poor dressing. :uhoh21:
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   EricJRN
    Ouch! I bet that got your attention in a hurry.
  4. by   TazziRN
    Quote from clemmm78
    Gauze burns. Fast.

    I'm sorry, but your choice of words made me laugh!!
  5. by   Jolie
    Glad to hear you're still with us, and not sporting any more bandages!

    I'll compete with you for the "Clutz of the Day" award. I'm painting my girls' rooms, and went to the store today for a gallon of paint. When I got home, Hubby was cleaning out the garage, so I parked in the driveway, which slopes pretty steeply. As I opened the tailgate of the car, the paint can came crashing down on my foot. OUCH!!! I finished the second coat, and when I pulled off my old, ratty painting shoes I saw stars from the pain. I think I may have broken something, and the shoe was splinting it. No more. I'm walking like Maxine tonight
  6. by   compassion1
    :flowersfo Clem, please stick to electric lighting for a while, K? <-sore finger.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    While you're on the road to recovery (and then on after), don't dance to the music while you're taking a shower.

    (Just trust me on that one...)
  8. by   muffie
    clemmm, you burn me up !!!!!
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    When throwing your non-delicate knick-knacks in the dishwasher for a quick wash, please DON'T throw the ones in that have candles in them ...
  10. by   bethin
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    While you're on the road to recovery (and then on after), don't dance to the music while you're taking a shower.

    (Just trust me on that one...)
    Yep, I learned the hard way not to dance and sing in the shower. I ended up crashing through the glass doors.
  11. by   Grace Oz
    Ouch! Glad no further damage was done.
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from bethin
    Yep, I learned the hard way not to dance and sing in the shower. I ended up crashing through the glass doors.
    My brother's friend in HS went streaking (in the early days of streaking) and ran through a mall window (in the early days of malls) -

    At least you guys' mistakes were not PUBLIC -LOL
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from bethin
    Yep, I learned the hard way not to dance and sing in the shower. I ended up crashing through the glass doors.
    Hey wait! You're HERE! I didn't even notice it was you that posted!

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{Bethin!!!!!!!!}}}}}}}}}}}]
  14. by   clemmm78
    ok, well this one isn't along the same scale but...

    Don't let your partner/spouse leave a tube of Rub A535 or absorbing junior on the counter right where you usually leave your toothpaste.

    Don't let your daughter put her blue nail polish remover right next to your blue face toner.

    Need I say more?

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