Monday, November 07, 2005



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For those of you keeping track...oh forget it. The numbers are too depressing. After all, I've been working at BBW for a year but apparently still lack the coordination to work a box cutter. And I'm pretty sure that our new manager Nicole's idea of a good orientation does not involve sitting with me in the walk-in clinic while they stitch me up. But then, it wasn't my idea of a fun time, either.

All right, so watchingthe dude clean and stitch it was kind of fun. And it's not like blood freaks me out or anything (does for Jen though, poor thing). But that moment when I was opening a box and hit my left hand and went, oh well, I do this all the time. Until the next instant when it starts pouring out of me and I'm running to the bathroom, wrapping toilet paper around it (not the best choice, sterilely speaking). Granted, nothing I could've done would have worked. But I'm still trying to be all macho, cause when Jen knocks on the bathroom door and goes, "Paige is taking you to the doctor," I'm still all, "I don't wanna go."

Common sense did win out, though- "As long as it isn't the E.R." So off we three went. Specifically, it's four stitches on the back of my hand just below the thumb. I'll be kind and spare you the gory details even though they fascinate me. Fascination's wearing off, though, along with the adrenaline and lidocaine. And I'm left with the "I can't believe I did this" feeling and the moral that box cutters are not your friend.

27 Comments:

At 11/07/2005 03:44:00 PM, Blogger mrsd said...

They are if you need to open a box. They're not if you slice open your hand. Be careful next time!

 
At 11/07/2005 04:51:00 PM, Blogger Sherpa said...

girl, how many stitches?

 
At 11/07/2005 05:08:00 PM, Blogger Blair said...

Pictures, I want pictures!!!!
I hope it heals quickly, and TP is just as good as anything in that sort of situation, short of a sterileized dressing, which BBW may or may not have. The only problem is that some TP breaks too easily and may stay stuck in the wound if not cleaned properly.

 
At 11/07/2005 06:14:00 PM, Blogger Cori said...

Holidays and box cutters are NOT our friends! Glad you still have your thumb!

 
At 11/07/2005 06:28:00 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

Boxcutters need to be banned!

 
At 11/07/2005 07:01:00 PM, Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Yikes!!! Glad it wasn't worse, and hope you're feeling better real soon. Box cutters are evil!

 
At 11/07/2005 07:19:00 PM, Blogger Marc with a "c" said...

Remember, cut away from your hand. ;)

 
At 11/07/2005 08:20:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Just go ahead and get yourself a scalpel, and keep it sterilized. That way, the cuts will be neat and clean.

Or leave the cutting to someone else.

 
At 11/07/2005 08:42:00 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

Those bath products have nearly killed you three times!

The ambulance
The knee incident
The left hand

Accidents? I don't think so, it's sounds like a conspiracy to me. Someone or something is out to get you.

Next thing you know they'll be hiring a clown to manage the place, and then you'll be finished. Finished I tells ya.

 
At 11/07/2005 08:44:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Oh Nettie - I am so sorry this happened to you, and I hope you heal quickly! Only you could find humor in this kind of situation. . .

Did your injury hurt your ability to type, too??

 
At 11/07/2005 10:25:00 PM, Blogger TC said...

Ouch! I have been there and once I graduated to office work, I cut my hand pretty nicely on a file! Sorry you got cut!

 
At 11/07/2005 10:31:00 PM, Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

oh no!!!!
i read somewhere that that is actually a very common thing to happen, those things are almost lethal.
are you off work now?

 
At 11/07/2005 10:40:00 PM, Blogger David said...

I did this to my arm once with a brand new blade on a window scraper. a beautiful scar remains from ten stitches ( that I took out my self)
I hope you heal quickly
All the best - election day cometh!

 
At 11/07/2005 11:24:00 PM, Blogger Jayleigh said...

1. As long as the TP wasn't used... it's fine. ;-)

2. THREE of you went to the clinic? hehe

3. I LOVE BBW!!!!!!!!

4. **hugs** you poor thing! I hope someone's taking care of you!

 
At 11/08/2005 12:25:00 AM, Blogger John said...

Nettie! You are definitely a 'cut' above the rest of us! You had me in 'stitches!' Great post!

Be encouraged!
GBYAY

 
At 11/08/2005 02:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Owiieee! I hope you are ok.

Hugs and kisses.

 
At 11/08/2005 02:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

D'oh...c'est Alice

 
At 11/08/2005 07:09:00 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Cut yourself with a box cutter. That was sharp.

 
At 11/08/2005 09:53:00 AM, Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Darlene stole my thunder. So suffice it to say, "Love you Nettie. Get better."

 
At 11/08/2005 10:05:00 AM, Blogger baileysMilk said...

my gosh.

I hope you're alright now, Nettie Love..

and yes, as Blair requested, pictures if possible!!

I hope they wont leave scars.

Kisses!

 
At 11/08/2005 10:12:00 AM, Blogger Natalia said...

I once sliced my finger opening cat food. Ick.

-N

 
At 11/08/2005 11:13:00 AM, Blogger Amigo said...

The perils of box cutters. My wife has had a couple of bad experiences with the things over the years at the Savons where she works. Ya just gotta be careful when you're working with the things (as with all tools). Glad you're ok and maintaining your cheerful self.

 
At 11/08/2005 11:29:00 AM, Anonymous Stacy said...

Occupational hazard. I don't know anyone who opens boxes at their job who hasn't come close to removing body parts. Take care.

 
At 11/08/2005 09:16:00 PM, Blogger Marla Bean said...

Be more careful! We need your hands in good typing condition - or we would die from boredom.

Sorry to hear about your hand.

 
At 11/09/2005 08:42:00 AM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

I think you need to do something other than use sharp tools... Nettie, you need to be out there selling the product and let someone else open boxes. Maybe they could open the boxes for you and you could put your product on the shelves. That would work.

I remember one time, while cutting an onion, that the knife got a little wild and cut me instead. I still have the scar to prove it.

Take care of that cut. Put vit. E oil on the incision and it will heal better. Also take in internally for a while too.

 
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