How To Embarrass Yourself In 9 Easy Steps

1) Report to the Clinic Nursing Office to attach a cable security system to their brand new computer.

2) Remove all the parts from the kit, including the plastic disks that need to be Super Glued to both the monitor and CPU.

3) Squeeze Super Glue onto the first disk, unknowingly dripping said Super Glue onto your fingers as well.

4) Press disk to back of monitor, holding it in place whilst waiting patiently for it to set. During this time, explain to the Nurses that the cable will run through the holes in the disks and lock them up securely. Remember to inform them you have done this dozens of times before.

5) Attempt to remove fingers from disk after allotted setting time has expired.

6) Fail.

7) Remain cool and confident, reassuring the Nursing staff (who have now gathered around to spectate) that no, you really don't need to go to the ER just one floor down, with their monitor attached securely to your hand.

8) Slowly and painfully peel your fingers from back of monitor, praying that some skin will remain to hold your blood in, without showing any of the medical staff the tears now welling up in your eyes.

9) Quietly finish the job, gather up what little is left of your dignity and slink back to your office to suck on your throbbing fingers.


Super Glued fingy




Congratulations! You did it!


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Ed (zoesdad) said...

I was crying at step 3! That is hillarous and I shall now proceed to laugh all day long--much as I'm doing this very moment while attempting to complete this comment.

lotus07 said...

You aren't haveing a good Friday, are you? (ouch)

Amanda (Shamelessly Sassy) said...

hahaha. I've super glued two of my fingers together before.

Ashley said...

owwwwwwwww! take care of that finger :o) i had a similarly embarrassing moment the other morning actually: after speeding on my bike to lab (less than 2km) I wiped out *in front of the bike rack*. Seriously, I was all but stopped and somehow managed to get my palms and knees all full of gravel. After surveying the witnesses (nobody I know well, thankfully) I had to hobble to class and try to ignore the horrible stinging in my wounds as I took notes. Still better than opening the lab first aid kit to that horrible antiseptic spray though, I reckon.

LadyBanana said...

Oh dear! Not a good day..... lets hope you have a good weekend :)

Kathy said...

Oh, dear. Maureen, what hurts more? Your finger or your pride?

Karen MEG said...

OUCHIE Maureen. Glad that it peeled off without most of your skin intact. And hopefully your pride!

Sorry, but that was too funny! At least you were near the ER if you HAD to go there LOL!

OHmommy said...

Hilarious. I too would have glues my fingers together though. :)

Ann(ie) said...

doh! I've superglued my fingers together before. hehe. You're in good company.

Metamorphic Sweet Wood Irene said...

Ouch, that was pretty funny actually, Maureen. But you do tell the story well, darn you! Your poor finger needs a big kiss on it, quickly, run out and find someone. Maybe it will turn into a handsome prince...ha, ha!

Write at Home Mom said...

Ouch...
Done #3 before...and hated it so much!

Musing said...

Oh, my. At least you handled the sticky situation as best you could (literally!).

Heal quickly!

Musing
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Tara R. said...

Ouch! Nail polish remover works great on Super glue. You can get some of those remover pads and keep them for just such a problem. Then you can tell the spectators that you are just cleaning off excess glue. They will never know. ;)

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Meg said...

Super Glue is evil. Invented by terrorists, I think.

Phoenix5 said...

OUCH! Been there, done that... several times, in fact, but without the audience! Hope your weekend is better than that!

Maureen said...

Ed: Glad I can be the source of such entertainment. I don't try to be, it just comes naturally, unfortunately...

Lotus07: Well, it could have been better.

Amanda: It wouldn't have been so bad if there wasn't medical personnel present, all waiting to call a Code on me. (true)

Ouch Ashley! Yeah, I think whenever I trip or do something stupid, the first thing I do is check to see if anyone I know saw it... I am more embarrassed than hurt most times. Sorry to hear about your fall! Take care of yourself, or I'm telling your mother on you!

Lady Banana: Well, it's been better so far (knock on wood).

Kathy: Pride. Definitely pride.

KarenMeg: Yeah, we work right overtop the ER. I can just imagine trudging down there with the stupid flatscreen stuck to my hand; I would have been the laughingstock of the day (or month).

OhMommy: I have had close calls gluing fingers to each other; I've just never attached them so firmly to a large object before...

Ann(ie): I guess so. Sad to say I think many people have Superglued themselves.

Irene: I wish! I only had myself to suck on them to make them all better... but when I think back, it was funny after all.

Write At Home Mom: Yes, I guess there are a few of us out there...

Musing: Ha! Yes, I tried.

Thanks Tara! Looks like I'll have to keep nail polish remover at my desk now. With bandaids, salve, meds....

Meg: Hahaha! You may be right! They can take over when we've all superglued ourselves into submission.

Phoenix5: Yes, the audience hurt the worst, I think. One nurse literally wanted to call a Code... I would have been devastated...

ksd said...

Super glue means business! Good job preserving your dignity. Thanks for the chuckle.

Vegas Princess said...

Oh OW! Did they all giggle at you? That would have made the steps complete!

JD at I Do Things said...

Why does SuperGlue only work on fingers? (I agree with Meg).

JD at I Do Things

Jeff said...

10) Take a picture of your finger and write a hysterical post about it.

ShannanB said...

Ouch. Nothing feels worst than super glue on your fingers. Makes me cringe just thinking about it.

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Susiewearsthepants said...

Ouch. I recently had a spaghetti sauce all over my chin incident. I walked all over the mall with the dried food all over my chin. The saddest part is, my own daughter didn't have my back.

Melinda Zook said...

Ouchies, I think I even felt your pain from here.

Maureen said...

KSD: Aw, thanks... yes, I have to treat Superglue with more respect, it seems.

VP: No, they didn't giggle... they went into "nurse mode" and wanted to heal me...

JD: I know! I think there is actually a Superglue formula that won't stick to skin... I'll have to check it out, obviously.

Jeff: Heh. Heh...

Shannanb: Yeah, it's not fun. Thanks for hopping by!

Susiewearsthepants: Hah! Definitely sounds like something I would do!

Melinda: Heh. Thanks for the sympathy pains!

Joeprah said...

Who did this happen too?

Maureen said...

*Raises hand sheepishly*

Um... me.

P.L. Frederick said...

Ooh. Woman, you can certainly keep your cool.

Maureen said...

PL: Well, I try. Around co-workers, at least. I don't want to be the topic of hilarity at the next Christmas party....

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