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Some people are lucky in that not only do they like where they work, they also enjoy being a customer there too.

Take Daughter, for example. She is a Barrista, but loves going to Starbucks whenever she can even when she's off shift. And I, being the supportive mother, accompanies her whenever physically possible. (I know. I am SUCH a good Mom....)

Many department and grocery store staff take advantage of employee discounts and purchase goods from their place of business too.


Well, since the ER is right below my office, I feel it's my duty to ensure my fellow healthcare workers are fully employed as well:

You think it's easy? Well, it is. For me, anyway.

Within mere minutes I stabbed, then sliced myself on the same finger with my brand new (and obviously exceptionally sharp) scissors before requiring assistance to stem the flow of blood down my hand.

I do believe the day is coming when they confiscate all my pointy tools and I will only be allowed to use those rounded dull Kindergarden-style plastic scissors.

If so, I refuse to be held responsible for the inevitable layoffs that will occur in the ER due to the dramatic decrease in caseload.

23 People would rather be commenting:

Ed & Jeanne said...

FIRST!!!'s a good thing you don't have to use a chain saw in your profession!

Irene said...

But how did you manage to first stab and then slice yourself? Inquiring minds want to know...

Anonymous said...

I can relate. :) or is that :(?

Babs (Beetle) said...

Now how did you manage that? What were you doing?

Maureen said...

VE: Congrats! And you're right; I shudder to think what I would do with power tools...

The Boisterous Butterfly: Well, I was disposing of old zip disks. They are like 3.5" floppies, but more sturdy. Since I no longer have a zip drive, I had to open them up and cut up the disk inside so no one could read the patient data on them. I had to pry open about 50 of them... so of course, I used my brand new scissors and I slipped a few times.

UnfinishedRambler: Har! Well, I guess I'm not the only one to keep the healthcare staff employed!

Babs: See above... yes, I am a dork. An uncoordinated dork.

Ed (zoesdad) said...

Looks like you needed some of that Super Glue you got into.

I still laugh every time I think about that one.

Cupcake Blonde said...

I cut myself with a butter knife today. Beat that. :)

Anonymous said...

Ouch ! These things happen ! But you gotta take the humour !

Next time, please take such a picture from a larger scale (afar) !
I thought I was looking as Sammy's injured arm !

(Also, I am squeamish !)

Kathy said...

So sorry, Maureeen! Hey, make them buy you an external Zip drive so you can zero out the disks in a non-bleeding fashion.

I hate sticking my hands inside desktops. I seem to always slice my hand on the side of a NIC or graphics card. Maybe I just have gigantic gorilla hands?

Anonymous said...

Oh thanks, now I'm not hungry anymore.

Oh, and for the ZIP disks: use a magnet. Just make sure you NEVER insert them into a ZIP drive anymore, or your drive will be wasted.

(Ah, the times when the ZIP drive was a magical thing...)

JD at I Do Things said...

OW! I think your daughter has the better deal. I'd rather work at and drink Starbuck's than work at and visit the ER. Phew. Hope you're OK!

Happy Thanksgiving -- and no more blodletting!

JD at I Do Things

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Getting ~queezy~ here...

I didn't realize the sight of blood made me feel so faint. So much for my dream of becoming a brain surgeon.

Unknown said...

My poor wife is so accident prone she has tripped while standing still!

Maureen said...

Ed: Ha! Yeah, I COULD have used some Super Glue... my skin on either side of the slice was literally able to move in two different directions; something you really shouldn't be able to do.

Vegas Princess: THAT I could not beat! A butter knife??? Now that takes skill!

Jaffer: Har! Well, at least I spared you the shot of the bare finger...

Kathy: I know what you mean about those darn cards! They ARE sharp!!! And no, you don't have Gorilla Hands... at least from what I could tell from the photo of you holding your turkey leg, that is... er, not YOUR turkey leg... aw, forget it.

be.Bart: Yes, the days of Zip drives are long gone. I used to store everything on them. But I just wanted to get rid of the disks knowing for sure no one could read them. I don't think I would even trust a magnet... not with patient data on them.

JD: Har! Yes, daughter has it good alright. I too would rather have that perk. Now I just have to remember NOT to offer to carve the turkey at Christmas!

Jeff: Ha! Once I cut myself with a breadknife. I went to work and the Cardiologists were all freaking out until I went to the ER for stitches. Man! I thought doctors weren't so wimpy at the sight of blood! (it WAS funny!)

Jeff #2: Har! Yes, that sounds like me!!! Thanks for stopping by!

mrsmouthy said...

Ugh, you should have given us a PG-13 warning for blood and violence! I'd hold off on the dull knives though--I'd much rather be sliced open with a nice sharp scalpel than a butter knife.

toners said...

Yeah, how do you stab AND slice yourself???

Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

Anonymous said...

After the mention of Starbucks, I had trouble identifying that picture. I thought it was some kind of cake - obviously not lemon drizzle, but you know, that's where my mind was going! LOL!

Sorry you cut yourself. I did that on my new William Henry pocket knife, remember?

robkroese said...

Gaaah! You need to post a warning before showing me something like that. I may swagger around with a gun in my hand, but blood makes me queasy.

Jill said...

YIKE!!!!! Well, it's good you're keeping them busy over there. I'm sure they appreciate it!

JoJo said...

Sorry to giggle at your predicament.....I hope your finger is OK. Just promise me you won't start eating paste.

Technodoll said...

Awe. Maybe just wear thick gloves? LOL!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Oh, ouch. Yuck. Hope you're ok.

Maureen said...

MrsMouthy: Ha! Sorry about that! And you are right... a sharp blade is much better. Last time I needed stitches I did it with a serrated bread knife. THAT was nasty.

Toners: Obviously I don't learn from my mistakes. After the stabbing, I should have stopped, right? But no... I had to continue to crack open those disks until they were all done. Happy Thanksgiving (um, belated) to you too. Hope it was great!

Jay: You and I are sisters separated at birth, no? I DO recall that knife. Lord help us if we should ever meet IRL. Would we survive?

Diesel: Ha! Well, GUNS scare me - although not as much as the people who carry them around ;)

Jill: You'd think so, wouldn't you? They'd better appreciate all my unselfish efforts to keep them employed...

Lady Banana: Ah! Stamping on them sounds like fun... I should have tried that. But knowing me, I would somehow manage to lodge a piece of plastic in my foot...

JoJo: Hahahaha! I never understood the appeal of paste to kids... oh, and the finger is healing just fine now, thanks.

Technodoll: If I wore gloves, I am sure I would just injure something NOT protected... with my luck!

Jo: Just fine. It's just a good thing I work where I do.

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