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March 7th, 2007


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10:31 am - and now, Wincing In Sympathy Theatre presents...
Question: Where's the worst place to get a paper cut?
Question, Qualifier: I mean, above the waist*?

Answer: The little fleshy part between your thumb and index finger. Ow.

Question, Rhetorical: How can something so superficial be such a pain?

Fetch forth the Bactine, Prudence! Or a Band-Aid at the very least.





* Feel free to make your own Chess jokes here about where one receives one's kicks; typing is a bitch for me right now.

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From:fancycwabs
Date:March 7th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Once in high school we were riding in the car and passing a sheet of paper from the back seat to the front seat and a friend of mine got a paper cut on his eyeball.
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From:phonemonkey
Date:March 7th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
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*claps hand over eye and makes whimpering noises*
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From:derspatchel
Date:March 7th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
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good LORD.

I think my original post has just been invalidated.
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From:phonemonkey
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
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Nowhere near as bad, but the philtrum is also an unpleasant place to get one. (Don't ask how, really.)
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From:fancycwabs
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
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Did it involve an artificial mustache?
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From:fancycwabs
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
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I'd imagine that it probably hurts a LOT worse to begin with, but since you don't flex your eyeball much it probably doesn't hurt for as long.

I had Radial Keratonomy (warning, Wikipedia entry involves gruesome injuries) done on one eye when I was in college and on my parent's health plan (which, for some reason, covered it)--I don't remember anything being particularly painful after the anesthesia wore off. I imagine it would have hurt like a mother during the surgery without whatever they use to deaden it, however. And the Valium.
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From:aliiyf
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
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Aieee! A new thing to constantly worry about.
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From:dogofthefuture
Date:March 7th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
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This is my nightmare.
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From:minkrose
Date:March 7th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
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I did that the other day! ack. 'cept I kind of tore at the skin with the edge of one of those name-letter stickers that gets folded over the end of the patient's chart/file/thingie. The corners on the folded stickers are really sharp and as I pushed a file into the filing shelves, it tore through the skin right between my thumb and index finger. Bad enough that I get paper cuts from all the paper I handle (letters, patient info, photocopying), but the damn stickers... argh.

At least as a Dermatologist's office, we have lots of band-aids around! and Bacitracin.
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From:phonemonkey
Date:March 7th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
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Quickest way to count up just how many papercuts you receive in the course of duty: go to the kitchen, make some tea and squeeze half a lemon in.

You will find them ALL.
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From:reveritas
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
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oh my christ, your icon.

O_O
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From:phonemonkey
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
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Ah yes.

I found that sweet potato while making Thanksgiving preparations, but it was tansu that gave it its name.
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From:mybadhairlife
Date:March 7th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I also dispute the location thing. I have one under my thumbnail right now and it hurts way worse than the time that I sliced open the spot between my thumb and index finger (still have the scar from that one, though.)
From:eclecticavatar
Date:March 7th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)

no one else did...

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I don't see you guys rating the kind of mate I'm contemplating.
I'd let you watch, I would invite you
But the queens we use would not excite you
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From:derspatchel
Date:March 7th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)

*smooch*

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So you better go back to your bars, your temples...
your massage parlors...
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From:sanspoof
Date:March 7th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
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I was gonna say,

Not much is known
Of how this superficial injury could cause so much distress
Unless one looks to useful models: sensory homonculus's giant hands.
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From:bostonista
Date:March 11th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)

Random

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