OUCH! That Hurt!
by Paul D Berube
Monday, October 14, 2013
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Trying to be frugal, I bought electric tools for outdoor work at our new home in Florida instead of gas powered or cordless electric. That was my first mistake. My second mistake was being stupid. ;-)
"Just another lesson in life,
While I was cutting stumps today;
I used an electric chainsaw,
Kept the cord well out of the way.
Finished the job without a hitch,
At once I then unplugged the tool;
The next thing I did was stupid,
Now I wear the face of a fool!
The cord got stuck on a stray branch,
Sometimes that's how calamity goes;
Gave it a pull with all my might,
Came loose - struck me square on the nose.
The gash that it left bled freely,
I grabbed my nose - the pain I stroked;
The damage was worse than I thought,
It turns out that my nose is broke.
Just another lesson in life,
One that I didn't need today;
I now look like a prize fighter,
Hope the swelling soon goes away."
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|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Ouch indeed! I hope you are feeling better, Paul. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|At least you weren't electrocuted. I borrowed my neighbor's lawn mower to mow my steep lawn in West Virginia. One part was so steep I had to use a rope to lower the mower down and then pull it back up again. When the rope burned my arms, I tried an electric extension cord. Surprisingly, the cord worked quite well. One day, I ran the mower over the cord and cut in half. The lawnmower broke loose and ran down my lawn, and ended up upside down in the road below, running. I righted the mower. I couldn't tie the cord back together, so I went to the neighbor's house for help. He wasn't there but when I asked his wife to tie the two ends of the electric cord together, she shook her head and almost ran away in fright, thinking I was going to plug it in or something!
That is the weirdest kind of accident I can imagine. Hope your nose heals without any problems.
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|You definitely need to be more careful, Paul...it was not stupidity, just dumb luck or a part of Murphy's law in action up close and personal. We cannot be impatient as these things seem to be lurking for an opportunity to happen. Take care.|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Paul, if it wasn't for bad luck, you don't seem to have any luck at all...you can't seem to win of late...least ways you are in some kind of physical conditioning as I now need prostate surgery and my "insurance" does not cover it (Medicaid) so I will be digging around to find money...the problem is I am lousy at dealing with the powers that be...I guess we will just in the future, see...e|
|Reviewed by David Thompson
|Oh, if we could only see these things coming, we would save ourselves unnecessary agony. Wow! I know that must have hurt, and I do hope you heal soon. I am reminded of something similar happening to my sister many years ago. She had just finished vacuuming her house. Too tired, I suppose, to walk over and pull the plug from the receptacle, she jerked it, causing the plug to strike her just below her eye. Thus, she wore a nice shiner for days.|
|Reviewed by John Domino
|First of all, it's good therapy to write about your accident. Bravo!
Second, I am so glad that this accident did not include getting a jolt of electric current! That would be a big WOW ouch!
Third, I wonder what the Lord was trying to teach you or was He trying get your attention?
Well, I wonder about things such as this. The last time I got zapped the message was clear, "Slow down John, you can only do one good deed at a time. By the way, I need you to go witness over there." I listened and was blessed beyond belief.
May you heal well and grow stronger in the Lord.
Your friend in Christ,
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|Too bad someone wasn't around to catch that on they phone camera!|
|Reviewed by Roger Wayne Eberle
|I am very sorry to hear of your painful accident, Paul, but as long as you're still writing, you're still ahead (by a ... ) Hope your nose heals up quickly.
|Reviewed by John Bidwell
I have known very similar nose pain, but thus far I've never broken the darn thing.
Trying to mow the hairs out of it may get me yet.
I did have to smile- but I'm very sympathetic.