Tuesday, June 17, 2008

So Not Worth It!

The other night as I got out of the shower I called for Brian, who was working in the office. I asked him to please go downstairs to bring me a paper towel and the band-aids. He asked if I cut myself shaving and I told him "No". Rather than fetching the requested items he felt it necessary to come into the bathroom to see if it was truly necessary for him to go ALL THE WAY downstairs to get what I needed. His eyes got huge when he saw the blood dripping from my hand. After explaining what happened he was then more than happy to run my errand.

Actually, this isn't my first bathroom injury. When I was 7 years old I managed to leave the bathroom with a need for 20 stitches in my elbow. Again, no razor blade was involved. I totally blame it on my brother. You see, I was minding my own business, standing on the bathroom counter brushing my teeth. And spitting into the sink below me. Oh, did I mention Eric was standing at the sink brushing his teeth? No? Sorry. Anyhoo . . . he pushed me, while I was in mid-brush, into the light fixture beside the mirror. My elbow busted up the entire thing with glass flying everywhere. Good times.

OK, have you figured out how I cut myself in the shower without a razor? No? Well then let me explain. After getting into the shower I realized that I forgot to replace the empty conditioner bottle/tube. Actually, I remembered that I forgot to replace it again. You see, I've been squeezing out the last little bit for the past week. (You have done this, haven't you?) I (wrongly) figured that I could squeeze out just enough for one more application. I flipped open the lid, held it in one hand, and rolled down the rest of the tube, like a toothpaste tube, with the other hand. Suddenly everything slipped in my hands and the lid raced past the pad of my thumb, carving a wide gash almost an inch long. It bled like a son of a gun! I didn't worry too much and just went about my business, using a different type of conditioner already in the shower. By the conclusion of my shower the bleeding still hadn't let up which is why I called for Brian, since I didn't want to bleed all over the white towels.

Let me just say that the last little bit of conditioner, which I never did manage to squeeze out, has been sooo not worth the aggravation of this little bathroom injury.

So now my thumb is covered in dermabond and there is a new tube of conditioner in the shower.

17 comments:

  1. Totally done that. I have no shaving cream, I have had none for about a month. But I have a whole tale of woe about my shower. ...

    http://mrsspitspouts.blogspot.com/2008/04/all-tapped-out.html

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  2. Ooh, ouch, so not worth it indeed! I do the same though - eke out the last of the conditioner until I really must go and get a new bottle!!

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  3. Oh, wow... lol. I have totally squeezed out the last of the conditioner, body soap, whatever we're just about out of! Thankfully, I'm not prone to damage in the bathroom. Now, the kitchen is another story!


    Hope it heals quick!

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  4. Anonymous8:33 AM

    ouch

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  6. Yup. I did that last month on a bottle of Pantene conditioner (that stuffs expensive). I was trying to twist of the top to slurry some water in it. Well the top doesn't twist off, it cracked and cut my hand open. Nice!

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  7. Ouch... At least your hubby checked on you to make sure you were alright.

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  8. Ouch! I frequently do a lot of things like that that are not worth it out of laziness...you think I'd learn after so many years, but I'm the same way.

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  9. ouch...sorry, the things we do huh? And yeah my husband will do the same thing - like we have to prove every thing sometimes :)

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  10. Ouch!! That's one vicious conditioner bottle!

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  11. I did the same thing this morning except no blood - just a pinched finger.

    I hate to waste a drop!

    Hope you're healing quickly

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  12. all i can say is ouch! i hope it heals quickly. see you monday :)

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  13. OMG, that is sooooo something I would do! And the husband would do too, not believing me or wanting to understand first.

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  14. Innocent Eric8:35 PM

    Slanderous lies! I followed you up on to the counter (like a monkey) and was brushing my teeth just like big sister, when you stuck your own elbow in to the light fixture.

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  15. Sad - but quite amusing how you wrote it; especially the part where you were standing ON the sink and brushing while your brother was brushing below. I tell ya' maybe this is why bunk beds caught on but bunk sinks didn't. Hope your thumb is on the mend soon. Mel B

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  16. I like your brother's comment. Sounds just like my brother. This is really disgusting but one time we were driving home from dinner when my brother and I were about 6 and 8 years old. We had two bathrooms and my brother and I had to pee really bad. I called the downstairs bathroom first (I swear I did) and the minute my dad parked the car, we raced inside to get to the toilet. I got there first and sat down to pee. My brother got their second and whipped his pants down and peed on me!!! Because he said he called the downstairs bathroom first! Ewwww! What a BAD flashback.

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