Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Never too old to learn

Some weeks ago and due to circumstances beyond my control, I was forced to buy (at great expense) a new potato peeler. It was a man sized one, big and chunky.
Soon after, I was busy preparing vegetables as I'd always done. Well, while peeling a large carrot I felt the blade touch a finger nail. Didn't think too much about it at the time but later on, the nail felt a little 'uncomforable'. Imagine my surprise when I realised that that potato peeler had taken off a neat semicircle of nail right down to the soft tissue underneath. Its a funny feeling, pressing soft tissue through that 'hole'.
No matter, it had been one of those days when every thing was conspiring to get me. The bed post had jumped out and nearly managed to remove a toe nail (ouch that hurt!) A cupboard had jumped out and whacked me on the thigh. Door jam had repositioned itself in my way.

Do you get days like that?

I've tried to work out how I ever got my finger into a position that was any where near the blade. I still don't know but the evidence speaks for itself.
The finger nail was a bit tender but not an issue until it was time to trim. I ended up with a notch which seemed very capable of snagging on anything and every thing. The cure was to trim it down as far as I could thus removing all possibilities of snagging.
The moral of the story is be careful or
to peel the potatoes. [ lol -:) ]


  1. LOL AHHHH the potato peeler saga....hope those spuds were cooked real well...anyone find your remains? LOL

  2. I've always known that working in the kitchen could be dangerous. That's why I try to stay as far away as possible. Thanks for the warning.

  3. Ouch! Sounds painful! I've misplaced the car twice this week and tried to drive through a red light, does that compare?

  4. Ewww that made the back of my legs go funny!