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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 09:41 PM
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I was attacked by a Cling Wrap box.
It's been a few years since that huge can of San Marzano tomatoes leaped off the pantry shelf to assault my foot, causing a painful bruise.

It's been pretty peaceful since. Sure, now and then the oven rack imperceptibly lowers itself onto my hand when I remove a pizza, but I've defended myself against vicious kitchen items reasonably well... Until last night.

I was reaching into a lower cabinet to get a piece of Cling Wrap, not looking, erroneously figuring I can trust it enough not to need to keep an eye on it all the time, when zzzip! The open top's serrated edge sliced the top of my right index finger. This was bad enough to require a trip to the urgent care center, where they outfitted me with this:



Stinky sometimes finds my "Lucy moments" amusing, as when I got the lid of a tuna can stuck in the sink drain such that the water created a vacuum and it wouldn't come out; and I understand that he wasn't so entertained when I accidentally toasted some eggs in one of his copper pans (an attempt to boil them without water). But even after driving me to this place and waiting around, I him caught him chuckling at the dainty bow I now sport on my wrist. Well, he does stop when he remembers that it means HE has to do the dishes.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 10:16 PM
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1. Ouch!
I can almost feel that.

Hope it heals well and quickly.









Dishes, huh? Heh heh.

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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 10:26 PM
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2. Living with Sparkly is like being in perpetual reruns of I Love Lucy ....


The tuna can in the drain required the use of actual tools to remove.







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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:05 AM
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7. Oh cut it out it, Ricky!
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 09:18 AM
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9. Who is that? n/t
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 09:38 AM
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10. REALLY, hw?
RICKY RICARDO and LUCY!!!

:rofl:
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katkat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 10:08 AM
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12. ellen, really?
It doesn't look like them to me either.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 10:28 AM
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13. Really.
Edited on Sun Dec-06-09 10:28 AM by hippywife
I just thought maybe it was someone you knew doing the impersonations. :shrug:
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 10:43 AM
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14. GOOGLE!!!!
Edited on Sun Dec-06-09 10:47 AM by elleng


?????
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katkat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 10:57 AM
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15. ellen, how about a link? n/t
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 11:27 AM
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17. voila?
Edited on Sun Dec-06-09 11:29 AM by elleng
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.parentdish.com/media/2008/02... .

TRIED just a link! Lets see, w/o jpg.
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katkat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 01:24 PM
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21. not found
I spent some time hacking around trying to find a loadable page that resembled that url. Without a source it's not possible to tell who these people are, but I think, impersonators.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:05 PM
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23. Maybe they are.
Went to google, Lucy and Ricky.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 10:58 AM
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16. ???????
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:31 PM
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24. Oh my!!!


Glad everything worked out okay!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:34 PM
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25. A simple hole punch, I assume? Like an awl?
Edited on Sun Dec-06-09 06:34 PM by kestrel91316
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 08:46 AM
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26. An awl to start a hole. A big screwdriver to enlarge the hole, and then a water pump pliers ......
.... to grip it and yank it out in a way that didn't damage the disposal collar.

There are still a few scars if you know what you're looking for.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 12:52 PM
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27. Oh come on, it wasn't THAT bad.
:eyes:
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pengillian101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 03:21 AM
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3. Boy, do I hear ya!
I like the "Don't get Mad, get Glad Wrap", but we ended up with a new roll of Saran Wrap today, which I tackled. Egads - I am kinda clumsy, but I nicked my knuckles just opening the box and got a little slice of a finger too. I wonder how to file the package sharp-edge down - just a tich.

I can totally understand how it happened. Hope it feels better tomorrow ;-)

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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:20 AM
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4. I too have been attached
by the serrated edges of plastic wrap boxes, but thankfully, not to the extent where a trip to the emergency room was needed.

I myself am not immune to grating my fingers on the box grater. Those things are vicious and clearly have it out for me. ;)

Hope you heal fast.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:27 AM
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5. the kitchen is a dangerous place...


sometimes you wonder how you make it out alive. I mean I've had butter leap out of the fridge straight on to my hips!


Sorry about your finger - but happy for the no-dishes rule and the pretty bow!
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:02 AM
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6. It is a LOVELY bow, Sparkly!
WETA's got Julia Child on, if you'd like to put your feet up and recover!


:hi:
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 08:10 AM
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8. Ouch! Reminds me of the 10 stitches my husband got that were
associated with a peel-back cat food can. Kitchens are killers.
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sazemisery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 09:59 AM
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11. After many of those injuries, I finally....
opted for the industrial size cling wrap. No serrated edge to injure oneself. You buy the cool sliding cutter and for $14.95 you get 2000' of clingy plastic. I haven't bought cling wrap in 2 years!






But...........







I miss getting out of dish detail :hi:
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 11:58 AM
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18. Where did you get that big box? Brand Name?
I fight with the stuff all the time. No cuts but just a general stuck together mess. I'd love a box that would last a while and not cause me to curse the inventors.

All the things in a roll are a pain, whether wax paper, foil ot plastic wrap.

Sorry about your hand. No dishes is a bonus, as painful as it is.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 12:08 PM
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19. Yikes!
At least the Cling Wrap wasn't very hungry. I was once attacked by Corning Ware that shot out of the frig when I wasn't looking. It went right for my bare foot and made a basketball-type break in one of those little bones. The cast was a big pain, especially because the kids got chicken pox later that week, lol.

It was a little embarrassing, telling people one of my own casserole dishes bested me, so when asked I just said "skiing".

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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 12:44 PM
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20. I have been bitten by them many times...
I expect this of my grater but the plastic wrap blades should know better. I often wondered if the box came with a warning. It should be added to the list of items you aren't able to take into an airport.

Quick healing!!! :hi:
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 01:43 PM
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22. Some day somebody will come up with a small, inexpensive, ...
reusable box with a sealed safe cutting mechanism, and nobody will ever use those serrated edges again.
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