Owchies!

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by thecytochromec, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. thecytochromec

    thecytochromec

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    I hit my index finger not being careful with the stick blender last night. Fortunately I didn't cut my finger off, I just a gnarly gash and a broken nail. Any other bad cuts or accidents in the kitchen? Lesson learned: unplug stick blender while getting you stuck purée off it's sides.
     
  2. vic cardenas

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    G2BMC (gots ta be mo carefull!!!!)
     
  3. laurenlulu

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    Splashed concentrated bleach into my eye, a burning sensation I never want to repeat. The next week I was cleaning the steamer and the scrubber flicked Lime Away into the other eye. The eyewash station and I are good friends.
     
  4. pollopicu

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    At the moment I'm nursing a nasty burn on my forearm I got from pureeing hot potato leek soup. It really pisses me off because it's so visible, not to mention downright painful.
     
  5. thecytochromec

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    Well it's good to know I'm not the only one. Burns, whether chemical or thermal, are no joke. I burned myself with the iron not long ago and it hurt way worse than this.
     
  6. thetincook

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    I used to have a grid from a fryer basket on my left forearm. It's finally faded away.

    It's amazing how banged up our hands get.
     
  7. meezenplaz

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    Yeah watch the eyes k, they're not very replaceble. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/frown.gif

    I was moving something out of my truck bed so I could haul other stuff TO the kitchen, does that count??

    Needless to say I was late.... Sliding a heavy aparatus out, slammed down on my finger, smash-o, hemmorage-aleo.

    A surprising amount of pulsating, throbbing pain. Interesting tho.... t'was the first time I'd destroyed a fingernail.

    Watching it heal itself over 3 months has been rather fascinating. Old one drops off, new one forms, but deformed.

    Then that gets replaced by a better one. Another 3 weeks to go I'd say.
     
  8. foodpump

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    Ahhh.. but have you ever had a cast iron stove grid drop on your fingernail--the index of course- and have it turn purple?  Then, that night, you wake up with your whole arm throbbing and haul your butt to emergency, thinking amputation or worse 'cause the pain is so bad.  And then the emerg. doctor walks in with a paper clip and a cigarette lighter!!  I kid you not, he unfolds the paperclip, heats it up and drills a hole into the purple throbbing mess.  One, single spurt of blood comes out, and all the pain is gone--except from the mashed up finger. Crazy glue does not work on holding a mashed up fingernail together, not even the fancy crazy glue the woodworkers use for those exotic woods.  And band-aids never stay on a fingertip, at least not for long...
     
  9. allanmcpherson

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    I put a poultry trussing rod through two of my fingers last year. Going in wasn't as bad as pulling it out....

    Al
     
  10. french fries

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    Just pulled a saute pan out of a 300F oven with oven mitts. Placed it on the stove top to stir the contents, so I took off the oven mitts and grabbed the pan's handle with my bare left hand. I always make that same mistake with pans that have been in oven: after a few minutes I forget the handle is burning hot. Brain farts. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/mad.gif
     
  11. michaelga

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    You need to get some of those fake designer glasses that are worn for just a fashion statement or in your case to provide protection!

    Be careful.
     
  12. michaelga

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    I used to do this a fair bit.    

    I started wrapping a kitchen towel around the handle, then I progressed to turning the handle in the most inconvenient direction to make me think about it before picking it up.
     
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    Funny, I do that too! Mainly to make sure nobody else in the household accidentally grabs the pan though...
     
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    One place we had a greenhouse out back for tomatoes, chillies and herbs. After a bad storm I went out to check the damage and the greenhouse was a wreck. I came back into the kitchen to report to chef and was greeted with OMG OMG!   I'd left bloody red footprints all over the kitchen floor after standing on greenhouse debris. I hadnt felt a thing. Chef had me lying down with my feet up against the wall to quell the bleeding and also wanted to stitch me up as well. I thankfully went to A&E for my stitches
     
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    I dropped a keg on my finger, then had to work 3 hours till the next bartender came in before I could go to the ER...
     
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    Flipped out a pan of sticky buns with too much carmel in them, it ran down the insides of both my forearms and stuck like hot glue. I peeled it off with the skin still attatched.
     
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    Haha! Really, I'm such a geek, I've been thinking about rockin one of those welder's masks with the flip up face plate. If there were suits made of heat resistant bubble wrap I could probably benefit from that too!
     
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    Slipped with a knife about two years doing early morning prep pissed the guy i shared the station with fully emptied it and slipped over my left index finger. ( thank god norway has the most beautiful sweetest nurses i have met) moved a huge roast on a flat top this christmas and oil trapped in a pocket under it splashed out hit the roast next to it hit the under side of my thumb and melted the glove to my hand and followed the inside across the top of my hand. Reaching for a bottle of water out of the wine fridge last summer and bumped it. one of our lovely waitresses had put a champagne bucket barely on the top it fell and knocked me in the head knocking me to the ground. Had to have my head glued shut at 3 pm and back in time for 6 pm service. 
     
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    Managed to stick a finger into hot bacon grease while making bacon and eggs the other day, instant blister and then it broke open. Close to a third degree burn and being right on a fingertip I smash it into everything as a reminder.
     
  20. chefesteve

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    Took the side of my pinkie off on a slicer once.