March 23, 2005

Pain Delivered Via Your Own Stupidity Does Not Hurt Any Less

If anything, it may hurt more: In addition to the physical sensation, there is the added sting of knowing you have just been incredibly dumb.

I do mean "sting," and I do mean "incredibly," and I definitely mean "dumb."

Dumb as in, you only wash your hands once after mincing a habanero pepper.

And then not as thoroughly as you should have.

And then before using the restroom.


Posted by Ilyka at March 23, 2005 04:12 AM in navel gazing

Ai! Ai! Ai!

Posted by: Margi at March 23, 2005 04:37 AM

Reminds me of an old joke, the definition of a chemist:

A guy who washes his hands *before* he goes to the bathroom.

Posted by: Patti at March 23, 2005 05:09 AM

I wiped my eyes once after picking the jalapenos off my dinner out once. OUCH!!!

Posted by: Ith at March 23, 2005 06:07 AM


If it ever happens again, apply liberal doses of sour creme.

Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2005 10:50 AM

I had a similar experience with Deep Heating pain relieving rub (oh the irony). For an extra dollop of "I am dumb," try this: the exact same thing had happened to a friend, maybe two days earlier, and he told me all about his trauma. You'd think that would warn me off, but I ended up doing the "Dance of Pain" all the same.

Posted by: Joe Geoghegan at March 23, 2005 07:07 PM

One time I had a mouthful of very hot salsa, which I was just getting my mouth acclimated to, when a coworker picked that moment to make a hilarious wisecrack. I should have just let it spew out of my mouth as I contorted in gales of laughter. Instead, it went backwards.

Up the back of my nose.


I still weep with the memory of that pain...

Posted by: diamond dave at March 23, 2005 10:01 PM

Ah, the sweet glow of knowing one never liked spicy foods, and will never have to deal with this sort of thing. Mmmm.

Kinda makes up for the fact that I am STILL rubbing my eyes after lotioning my hands. Nobody at work even cares if I have pink eye anymore. "It's fine; come on in."

Posted by: jdc at March 24, 2005 08:39 PM