3/02/2007

Bloody Hell

I was trying to open a vacuum sealed package of cheese yesterday with a too large for the job serrated knife. The knife slipped and bit at the flesh of my index finger.

Was a time when I would have pressed on the finger, marvelled at the wonders of blood flow, the human machine and pondered my mortality. While thinking of all those NOVA programs I never watched, I would have clotted and moved on with my life.

As soon as the blade touched my finger yesterday, my whole body tensed in reaction and I felt nauseous. The feeling stayed with me like a bad all over body stone every time I thought of it for the next few hours.

I used to have a stomach of iron. Now? I think the technical term is wuss. After years of loving roller coasters, am I destined to throw up on the Tilt-A-Whirl?

13 comments:

"jew" "girl" said...

daleish, thank god you ain't menstruating. can you imagine if you gushed monthly!?

;0

your biggest fan and fattest wise ass.

I am so glad you are ok.

Mob said...

It's strange how things like that will hit you, I had a similar experience while working at the flower shop and slicing into my index finger a good half inch with a pair of pruning shears.

I was a bit shocked for a few moments and then got hit with a cold sweat and weirdly light-headed feeling for a good twenty minutes, and the strangest part of it was that the blood didn't bother me, just the sensation of the cut that was made.

And after re-reading the first paragraph, let me clarify that it was an accident, not a wacky dare or hazing.

Bre said...

see I'm the opposite way - when I was younger the thought of blood made me gag... now I see it on emergency calls and it doesn't bother me. Maybe I've stollen your immunity to it? If so... uh... sorry!

Old Lady said...

Tilt-A-Whirl straps you in.

Dale said...

Yes, I probably wouldn't be a very nice sight at full moon, high tide Jewy K.

Remembering your former employer Mob, I wondered if it was an accident or a subverted bid for self preservation.

Bre! Which other of my many tics has been caused by you. O magical thief!

Is there a mouth strap too though Old Lady? Aha!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Good thing you didn't decide to multitask and test out the new chainsaw while opening the cheese pack.

X. Dell said...

I think you could handle the tilt-a-whirls, but you might want to stay off the rollercoasters.

Jill said...

You are just starting to be an old man wuss!!
The worst part is when you feel the heartbeat through the cut!!

Dale said...

I really shouldn't be allowed near anything sharp Barbara. A chainsaw would have been disaster for the cheese and me.

We shall see when I test it out X. Dell. I actually do love rollercoasters, the crazier the better.

I know what you mean Jill, that throbbing like your heart is in your hand. Good thing the knife didn't end up anywhere else.

PinkFluffySlippers said...

Damn those vacuum sealed packages. It's just wrong to have to use knives to open every darn thing you buy nowadays. I'm surprised there aren't legions of folks missing fingers from plastic package opening mishaps.

Dale said...

It's terrible. I've already decided PFS that next time I want to 'cut the cheese', I'm using a gun. It's just more civilized.

Mellowlee said...

oooh I feel sickish :O(

Dale said...

Don't. All is good now Mel! Although I did nick the same finger in a different spot. I'm an idiot lately. Well, maybe always, haha.