Monday, February 06, 2006

Watch out for those box cutters!

I cut my thumb today at work. Basically I did it with a fancy box cutter. After watching it continue to bleed despite a butterfly bandage and a certain amount of gauze- I headed for the emergency room. (Worker's Comp will get to pick up the cost for three stitches and a tetanus shot.) I have to admit, I've wondered how much damage one could do with a box cutter. Not that I am looking to do any damage, but they have always seemed less than scary looking. But having now made a good sized slash in my thumb with what is known in the bookstore trade as a "label scraper" I have much more respect for what a box cutter can do.

4 comments:

Lutheran Zephyr said...

ouch!

RevHRod said...

And now I get to fill out a report to OSHA. Whoopee!

Purechristianithink said...

I snipped my finger but good one time while cutting out a star during the children's sermon. Had to go to the emergency room for stiches once the service was over.

see-through faith said...

what's a box cutter?