Thursday, September 18, 2008

Karma, she is a bitch!

Several weeks ago Mister C was cutting up an apple using a specialized slicer I have that cores and slices the apple into wedges. It's a very useful little tool, but used improperly it can be dangerous. Well, Mister C used it wrong and got a small cut on his finger. I made fun of him. Ah, yes, I did. I harassed him for his inability to use a simple kitchen gadget properly without hurting himself. I cut him no slack. Yeah, that was probably a mistake. Because this morning while I was getting James' lunch ready, I decided to use above mentioned tool. I put it on top of the apple and pushed it down like you're supposed to but for whatever reason,it didn't cut all the way through. So I flipped the whole thing over and started to push the first wedge of apple the rest of the way through. While I was doing this, I kept thinking to myself how stupid what I was doing was. My brain was in overdrive screaming "Stop! Stop! Stop! What the hell are you doing? Stop!!!!" And my hand was going "look how easy this is to push through!" And then it happened. The wedge of apple popped through and the blade went into my thumb. And the blood started flowing. I pulled back but it was way too late. I grabbed a towel and started pressing on my thumb while pacing around my kitchen going "Well that was stupid" out loud. Master J was eating breakfast and when I looked at him he had his spoon full of cereal halfway to his mouth and was staring at me in horror. Oh, I know, good time for a lesson on sharp shit right? Nah, my brain was still freaking out so I just showed him my wound and told him that even adults can get hurt if they aren't careful. End of lesson. Anyway, the stupid thing bled like crazy for the first 30 minutes and then slowly for the next three hours. I now have a nice cut across my right thumb that is 3/4 of an inch long and about 1/8 of an inch deep. And the worst part is how badly I feel for making fun of Mister C for doing the exact same thing. Yes, Karma is a mean and vindictive bitch with absolutely no sense of humor.