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post #31 of 58
This happened a few weeks ago...

I had a particularly hectic day at work and came home exhausted. I remember thinking that I needed to water my pot plants on the patio, and how nice it would be to relax with a glass of wine and listen to some music.

I went into the kitchen and started to fill up my watering can (it's one of those 500ml ones).... with wine

I felt like such an idiot! good thing no one saw me do it!
post #32 of 58
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Originally Posted by Gareth
I've spent decades trying to beg cats to sit still on bathroom scales, only to have someone tell me a week ago that I should just weigh myself, then weigh myself holding the cat.

Unbelieveable. How did I not think of that?
I'm guilty of that one too. It was only a little while ago that I saw it mentioned in a thread on here....and now it seems so obvious!
post #33 of 58
My details on this one are a little sketchy (you'll see why, lol), but one time I was at Keith's apartment and there was something wrong with one of the torch lamps. I forget if it was a bulb or whether the knob was broken. So being nice I decided to try to fix it. Well of course I didn't unplug the lamp beforehand so when I went to look at it, I touched some sort of exposed metal that shouldn't have been exposed and wound up electrocuting myself! It wasn't too, too bad, but I do remember that my hand and arm were buzzing and shaking for about an hour afterwards, lol.
post #34 of 58
And just how much of the bottle did you drink BEFORE you filled the watering can? (He he he)....actually...now that I think of it maybe the watering can would make a great wine glass...probably could down it fast enough you would`nt even miss the music!
post #35 of 58
Well, this isn't actually my fault, but I can relate to catsknowme's electrocution story.....Before our basement was redone (which was when I was in 8th grade), the main family room down there had no windows, so it was obviously pretty much pitch black if the light wasn't on. I have a brother who is six years younger than me....at this time, I was about 10, so he was 4. Anyway, he couldn't turn the switch to turn the lamps down there on and off, and my dad is a real stickler for saving electricity (you don't leave lights on in empty rooms). To solve this problem, my brother, Scott would sometimes unscrew the lightbulb on lamps just enough to break the circuit and have the lamp go out. Well, anyway, I went down one day and the overhead light was burnt out, so I headed over to the table, feeling for the lamp. I went to turn it on....flicked the switch and....NOTHING. I figure Scott's been messing with the lamp, so I try to find the bulb, sort of blindly waving my hand over the top of the lamp. Turns out, the bulb has been COMPLETELY removed and, wouldn't you know it, I stuck my thumb directly into the socket. Yeah, that stung.....

Not as bad as when my little sister, Kate, tried to plug in the dryer and was touching the prongs....apparently she actually couldn't let go for a few seconds and may have passed out afterwards for a split second. She was completely fine, though, luckily.
post #36 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Leli
Not as bad as when my little sister, Kate, tried to plug in the dryer and was touching the prongs....apparently she actually couldn't let go for a few seconds and may have passed out afterwards for a split second. She was completely fine, though, luckily.
My ex did that installing out clothes dryer. He plugged in the power cord, before the cord had been plugged into the dryer. When he sat the cord down the two ends touched and blew up in his face. There is a giant black burn mark(you know, like on cartoons when the blow something up and there is the black fraying out from a circle) on the kitchen floor. I dont think it did anything to him. But it was loud and I saw the flash from the living room.

Considering he works with electrical parts on airplanes... hmm...
post #37 of 58
And what we've learned from this thread is that people (myself included) can be real idiots when it comes to electricity!!
post #38 of 58
(responding to the original post) I usually fix ingrown hairs with a clean needle. Just the tip under the hair pulls it out from under the skin, then I pluck it out with tweezers so I don't risk focing it back under with the razor. If I do get pus on it (every now and then) I wash the area, wash my hands, and squeeze/pop it. Then a dab of Neosporin and it's good as new. Never had any more problem than that.

And my own stupid thing, kinda gross


The only time I ever did "surgery" on myself, it actually worked! I had toenail growing into the side of my big toe. It was extremely painful. And infected. I used cuticle scissors to cut the nail next to where it was VERY grown into the skin, and pulled the piece out with tweezers. Then I squeezed all the pus out, washed it very well, and used a q-tip to push Neosporin as far in as I could. As the nail started to grow, I took the pad off a bandaid, trimmed it to fit, and stuck it up under my toenail, so it would grow above the skin, rather than into it. It was sore for a while, and I had to get the pus out a couple more times, but now, 3 years later, it's fine. Not exactly shaped right, but it doesn't grow into the side of my toe anymore, and doesn't hurt! At one point, I couldn't even put socks on! Not fun in October, in Ohio!

Of course I've done lots more stupid things, not all of them resolved so well!


Amber
post #39 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by fatkitties
(responding to the original post) I usually fix ingrown hairs with a clean needle. Just the tip under the hair pulls it out from under the skin, then I pluck it out with tweezers so I don't risk focing it back under with the razor. If I do get pus on it (every now and then) I wash the area, wash my hands, and squeeze/pop it. Then a dab of Neosporin and it's good as new. Never had any more problem than that.
yea, that is how i usually take care of ingrown hairs, but my skin and stuff swelled up around it and the hair just seemed to have disappeared. so i cut it open to search for the hair and drain it. it seems to be doing okay, it hasnt changed alot in the past few days, i dont know if that is good or not, but we'll see
post #40 of 58
I tried to take a pan out of the oven...minus pot holders!! OUCH!!!
post #41 of 58
Yup. I had just baked some muffins and thought they could do with some chocolate icing. We had no Cocoa so I thought I'd use this similar chocolate drink mix, so I started making the icing - then Mum walked in and said :censor::censor::censor: why are you putting baking powder in the icing? I didn't realise you had to use Icing Sugar!

Talk about dumb blonde
post #42 of 58
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Originally Posted by stampit3d
And just how much of the bottle did you drink BEFORE you filled the watering can? (He he he)....actually...now that I think of it maybe the watering can would make a great wine glass...probably could down it fast enough you would`nt even miss the music!
I didn't even think of using the watering can as a wine glass.
I must admit the wine had a interesting bouquet to it when I finally got to drink it - waste not, want not!
post #43 of 58
my worse time was,we where at a new years eve bash at a bikers club,well i was sooooo drunk i got talked into a *ladies competion* not knowing what i was suposed to do,well i found out i had to stand on a stage and strip off my top haif and *jiggle* didnt win but made lots of new friends never again
post #44 of 58
oh you mean like on Saturday when i asked someone what type of vodka they wanted in their margarita. Prime example of why a 20 year old shouldnt try to sell alcohol.
post #45 of 58
Ok, I'll tell you ONE. It was a looooooooong time ago (but still... ). My friend and I decided we didn't need a guy's help jumping the car. Red MUST be negative, right?
post #46 of 58
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Originally Posted by Julianne
This happened a few weeks ago...

I had a particularly hectic day at work and came home exhausted. I remember thinking that I needed to water my pot plants on the patio, and how nice it would be to relax with a glass of wine and listen to some music.

I went into the kitchen and started to fill up my watering can (it's one of those 500ml ones).... with wine

I felt like such an idiot! good thing no one saw me do it!
Perhaps you REALLY needed to relax?

TeeHee.
post #47 of 58
LOL I love the new ones!
post #48 of 58
Oh, so many stories to tell.....

When I was 8, one night I got up for a midnight snack. I crept quietly into the kitchen and slowly opened the freezer door to steal some ice cream. NONE LEFT!! Very annoying. Then I noticed that there was a blob of old ice cream stuck to the inside of the freezer. So I decided to lick it off.....
my tongue got stuck to the inside of freezer. Too proud to call for help (and get into trouble) I stood like that for some time before mustering up the courage to just yank my tongue free. Ouch! There was a tiny bit of my tongue stuck to the freezer and I went back to bed with the taste of blood in my mouth instead of ice cream!
post #49 of 58
Trying to turn on an illegal U-turn in a narrow residential street - on an F150 longbed pickup truck.

Another fine day, while combing myself, I used my hair spray... only when I felt the smell, did I realize I was filling my head with insecticide.
post #50 of 58
Victor, that reminds me of the time I was going to the beach and I thought I'd put some sun screen on - only the day later did I realise that it wasn't sun screen I had put on it was fake tan and I had ugly brown and orange blotches all over my face!

I was only about nine so I still had to go to school, I spent the entire day using my ruler to try and scrape it off!
post #51 of 58
Thread Starter 
Okay, well to reply to my original post... It is almost completley healed!!!

Which is both good and bad.
Good, because it means I get to keep my leg, and no doctor visits.

Bad, because since this turned out good, it has encouraged me to perform self-operations more often in the future... had I almost lost my leg because it became infected, I would be less likely to try to fix stuff in the future.

Anyways, just wanted to share the good news!
post #52 of 58
Good to hear all is well with the leg.

I was always the kid who would touch anything I was told "don't touch, that's very hot." My poor fingers. As far as saying something stupid, my husband has informed me that Thanksgiving is on a Thursday this year.
post #53 of 58
good to hear Meagan!
post #54 of 58
i slapped ben across the face and i hadnt realised i had done it it was just a reflex. and the look on his face was so scary
post #55 of 58
of course. getting out of bed, actually!
post #56 of 58
Marrying my ex!!
post #57 of 58
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i slapped ben across the face and i hadnt realised i had done it it was just a reflex. and the look on his face was so scary
It makes you feel really bad, eh?
Once I was taking a particularly rambunctious dog for a walk and it kept grabbing the leash. Then it grabbed my hand and nipped me. I reflexively slapped his mouth away. He stopped and just gave me this look that broke my heart. I felt so bad about hitting a dog, even though I didn't intend to.
post #58 of 58
Ouch im glad your ok ive got lots of scars from way back while shaving but that was back in the olding days now that im old my hairs dont seem to grow as fast
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