Sunday, February 2, 2014

Oh Dear GOD What Did I Just Sit On

I am the type of person that is constantly rushing, moving and not always paying attention to my surroundings. It is a very bad habit that has caused me to step on puppies, run into 'short people' (aka toddlers), literally run into walls and a lot of other preventable accidents. Saturday afternoon was no different; actually it was a little different. Oh wait, who am I kidding, Saturday was A LOT different!

Saturday I was wrapping up orders from my Sassy Bratz business. I had ribbon, product, fluff, scissors, packing tape and plastic strewn out across the living room. As I work on wrapping orders, I have a tendency to move around from my favorite fluffy chair to the floor to the chair and back to the floor. I was in a rush because like everyday, I had a lot to get done so I was wanting to wrap this order up fast.

Below is my story of how this Saturday afternoon was different than all the rest. If you get squeamish you may want to cover your eyes and peak while you read the rest. (I know that does not make sense but it's what I do when I have to read or see something that gives me the heebie jeebies..it actually helps)

  • The picture on the left is a normal pair of kid scissors. I use these scissors to cut my packing tape. Often times when I am done with my scissors I simply toss them to the side and go to the next step in my project. 
  • The picture on the right is how my scissors landed after I tossed them. Oh yes, the story is about to get good!
After I tossed the pair of scissors onto my favorite fluffy chair, I sat on the ground to continue to wrap my products. Minutes later I was ready to cut more tape, so I plopped back onto the chair. (Yes, I PLOP, I don't sit, I actually jump up and PLOP) After I plop onto the chair I hear a POP and then out of nowhere I feel the pain. Oh my GOD, the pain! What just happened? I yell, I hop up, grab my butt cheek and I scream! My husband says, 'What is wrong?'. I yell as I am crying (yes, this was a crying offense), 'I SAT ON MY SCISSORS! OH MY GOD, I SAT ON MY SCISSORS! I'M BLEEDING! OH MY GOD, IT HURTS!'. 

Being a good husband, he ran over and freaked me out just a little bit more. He gave me clear instructions on what I needed to do while he went to grab a towel so I could use it to put pressure on my butt cheek to stop ALL THE BLOOD! 

Thankfully, my husband is awesome at tending to wounds. He made sure the blood stopped, put up with my crying , and bandaged me up. Through my tears, I made sure he took the time to snap a picture so I could see the wound and so I could share with the world the importance of being safe with your scissors.

Now it's your turn, what clumsy and unavoidable accident has happened to you?

Written by: Aimee Fauci

67 comments:

  1. When I was little I was dancing around procrastinating on my homework, before I knew it the pencil I had in my hand stabbed my other hand! The lead got stuck inside and it wasn't until the next day that it got removed by the school nurse.

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    1. OH MY GOD.. THAT IS HORRIBLE!

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    2. I know!!!! I still have the Little dot

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  2. Whoa! I'm surprised you didn't need stitches! So, is that your butt cheek in the picture?

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    1. Ha Ha... yep... I like to keep it real! It's my cheek!

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  3. AWWWWWW! I had to hurry up and scroll past the pic-- I knew I couldn't handle it once I seen the scissors! Then I made the mistake of slowly scrolling up and now my eyes are watering from seeing that up close. Girl, you didn't go to the ER? I would've--lol

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    1. You do know the cost of insurance these days has sky rocketed.... no shot and no time for the ER... If I lose conciousness, just know I love you ;-)

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  4. I did same thing when I was a teenager but when running and jumped up to land on my knees and had a smail pair of pointy scissors dig into my leg just abovey right knee. Still have the scar & still get anxiety when my kids go running to jump on the couch.

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    1. oh my gosh that probably hurt worse... I'm sure my bottom has more meat to tolerate than your knee!

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  5. LOL! Love this and I have sat on scissors but I have sat in a number of things that either hurt or grossed me out. My 3 boys do things my 2 girls never even thought of! xo San

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  6. Oh my!! I wonder what I have in store for me raising a boy!! I'm glad no one was seriously injured!
    I trip over my feet so often. My husband was so worried that he wouldn't let me pace with Connor when he was little, he didn't trust my feet so he did it.

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  7. Oh no! I've never done anything like that (yet), but I'm sure it's just a matter of time! haha Hope your cheek is feeling better. :-)

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  8. That sounds awful, I hope you feel better. I've never sat on a pair of scissors and I hope I never will.

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  9. I loved the post title but not the injury. Hope you get to fellin' better real soon.

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  10. OH MY GOSH! I can't think of a story that fits with this right now...I'm so clumsy I'm sure there are a ton of them though! Wow...that looks like it hurts so badly! Hope you can sit down okay after that!

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  11. Ohhh...Let me tell you. Caution: I make an ass out of myself. This was my FIRST night of going out, like "out out" - dress, dinner, drinks, boat tour, yadda yadda yadda with my husband after having our baby. So it has been about a year or so since I had even been downtown. I -COMPLETELY- forgot it had been -FOREVER- since I last drank. Lord. Have. Mercy. Well, let me tell you, you need to have your big girl panties on to court some Jack. Out of nowhere It Hit me HARD and FAST. I wound up in greater downtown San Antonio with my finger just completely cut open. I kept thinking it was just a HANGNAIL. No. No. It wasn't. What is bad is it apparently had happened 5 places prior. I'm just goin' hard with a gaping wound. Wonderin' around.. looking like an assault victim. I think my face stayed red with embarrassment for the next week. Well, you only live once!!

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    1. oh no and to end up in downtown SA .. not safe... be careful w the JACK!

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    2. SN-- that's how my baby #2 and baby #3 were created... not kidding

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  12. Oh my goodness! I have had quite a few encounters sitting on scissors but, thankfully, nothing as bad as that. So glad you're okay ... and I love keeping it real!

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  13. Oh man, what a lousy thing to have happen. I have injured myself countless times by accident, but of course none come to mind at the moment. Hope your wound heals up quickly.

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    1. ha ha thanks... this was a month ago so it has healed... everyone kept saying 'go get a shot'... Um no thanks.. no shots needed.

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  14. What a terrible and hilarious story. I am so sorry! At least you sat on them instead of a child. That's one positive...

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    1. I know! At the moment it was awful, esp when my husband said he needed to get a towel to clean up the BLOOD, but then after I realized I WAS NOT going to die.. I could laugh.

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  15. OH MY GOODINESS! That's no fun at all. I am SO sorry. I know how painful that is. I did something similar once and have a scar on my right leg that looks exactly like your wound. Yikes. At least you have a good hubby to help tend to your boo-boo!

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  16. OH you poor dear! That just looks so awful. I'm so sorry! When I was in middle school I was talking on the phone with a friend and stapled my thumb all the way through to the fingernail. Yep, that could have been avoided!

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  17. Ouch! I sat on knitting needles, crochet hooks and pencils so I can feel your pain!

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  18. Ouch! I have sat on a hot iron, a family member was ironing on the bed and I sat on it... not fun.. hope your feeling better.

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  19. Oh my goodness! That looks and sounds so painful!

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  20. Oh my goodness, you poor dear! Please take good care of the wound to prevent infection.

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  21. Oh my goodness. That horrible, so sorry. I recently burned the crap out of my arm with my curling iron, right before a red carpet event in Hollywood last week. Yikes!

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  22. Oh my gosh! What are the odds? Take care of that wound!

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  23. Oh my word! Take care of that wound, it looks painful! My only clutzy award this week was for burning my arm. Last week would have been a different story. ;)

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  24. Ack! This is exactly something I would do! Take care of it! So glad your husband is good with that - mine is not!

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  25. Oh, ouch! That's so something I would do!

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  26. Omg that looks painful! I use scissors a lot for crafts so now I'm going to be extra careful!!

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  27. OMG you poor thing!! and kid scissors- better than adult I guess? that looks like it could have used a stitch! although id NOT want to be at the doctor "well, I sat on scissors"

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  28. YOW!!! That's a serious accident! Stitches afterwards, I hope? What a sensitive area, too!

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  29. OUCH!! Imagine if those were 'grown up' scissors?! I am always onto my kids because they do the same thing - my oldest is going thru that very forgetful Im-almost-a-teenager stage, and it's driving me crazy!

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  30. Younnnchhh!!! It looks really painful!! I am a plopper and this is totally something I would do cause I tend to throw my scissors off to the side too. Hope your bum feels better quick. ;)

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  31. Ouchies! I hope it didn't hurt too bad. I don't think scissors is something I have ever sat on.

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  32. Oh my gosh that makes me cringe. I too am also a "plopper" and can not imagine landing on scissors. Glad your hubby was there to assist

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  33. You're brave for sharing this story! I do clumsy things all the time. I just don't even realize it!

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  34. Oh my gosh this made me feel squeamish for sure. That's terrible!!!!! So glad it wasn't a worse cut but holy cow I feel gross just looking at it hahaha.

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  35. Being a mom is a dangerous job!

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  36. Oh, yuck!! That is horrible. My worst would was as a little girl before car seats I flipped over the front seat from the back and my front teeth went through my lip. Ow!

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  37. Oh NO!!!! I cut halfway into my finger once. I was cutting steak and almost sliced into it (not using a fork...dummy me). Said Oh man that was close. continued to hold the steak with my fingers and sliced right into it.

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    1. Oh now.. I felt that.. I just now felt your pain.. How horrible,.. Oh my gosh... I bet the throbbing went on and on and on...

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  38. It's been a while since I've sat on anything that wasn't a toy. I've sewn my hands accidentally, though. That needle HURTS.

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  39. First - OUCH! I don't do well with blood, especially my kiddos. One night my little guy fell in the driveway and split his chin. On the way in the house I blacked out and landed in our rock bed and smacked my head on our cement steps. Thankfully my parents were there to help out and I didn't get injured!

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    1. ha ha that is not funny but that is funny! That has sort of happened to me also! Two times when my younger twins got hurt.. I was fine when I first saw the blood seeping from their heads but then when I walked away to get a towel I saw stars and then black spots.. my husband had to tough talk me and tell me to snap out of it! I've gotten a little tougher since one of my daughters went through so many surgeries.. got used to seeing that kind of stuff.

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  40. Oh my gosh that looks awful! Good thing you did not need stitches!

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  41. Oh my goodness this is horrible! I'm glad it wasn't any worse.

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  42. Ouch! The cut looks similar to one my son got last week, when he was dancing around the house to the movie Frozen. He tripped over his shoes (which we constantly tell him to put in his closet when he takes them off!) and his cheek collided with the corner of our TV stand on his way down. It blacked his eye too - I felt awful since I wasn't home when it happened!

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  43. Ah!!! That made me totally cringe!! My little stinkers are always carrying our scissors around and hiding them (probably in the couch). Now I'm never going to be able to sit down without checking.

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  44. I don't like accidents and as much as possible, I would do everything to avoid them. But sometimes, things would just get out of hand and accidents are really unavoidable. Thanks for your post. It reminds me to really be careful. :)

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  45. Ouch, That looks really painful! Be kind to yourself - we all make mistakes like these and at least it wasn't a child who sat on them :) Hope you get better soon!

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  46. Oh my gosh that looks painful! I hope you feel better soon.

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  47. Oh geez! That's something I'd have done prior to kids. Now with a 3 year old and a 4 month old, everything gets put up immediately that could wind up like that. And... it least it was you and not a kid that sat on them :-(

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  48. OUCH! That had to hurt. This makes me want to locate all the scissors in our house, just in case!

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  49. OH MY! Thank goodness you're ok. That had to hurt!!

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  50. Oh gosh!! I feel your pain!! :(

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  51. Awww! I've had a little snip with scissors and remember how it surprised me. I'm sorry you got that cut. Hurrah for attentive hubbys who help out when we're hurt.

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  52. Oh my word you poor thing!!! That's crazy. I think mine is just falling, up stairs, down stairs whatever it may be.

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  53. Yikes! Hope you are doing better... That looks really nasty!

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  54. Oh God! I am always yelling at my kids about scissors on the couch. I once sat on a curling iron when I was little, while wearing a wet bathing suit. It was a bad burn. My mom never left a curling iron on the couch again.

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    1. Oh no! Did you hear a sizzle? That's horrible

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  55. Oh man, you're right...the blog does offer laughter. Awful but hilarious!

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