posted on Dec, 23 2019 @ 06:14 AM
About 10 years ago I bought these Stanley nylon sawhorses at HD. They looked pretty handy because you could adjust the height of them (sawhorses are
usually too low for me). In order to adjust the height you have fold them together and then lift the main crossbar up. One side fits inside the
other when you fold them together, and it kind of sticks, so it's not real elegant, but it works.
Ever since I've had these things (10 years) I've always thought to myself...'man, I hope I never get my finger caught in between the two sides of
the legs when they fold up, that would be nasty!'
And I've used these things a million times for all sorts of stuff, and every single time I use
them I think the exact same thing. Depending on how you get caught, they could even take a finger off completely. Well, guess what...
Last night I was trying to adjust the height and suddenly they just folded up catching my left middle finger in between the two sides right at the top
of my fingernail! It was right at the top of the apex of the legs, so it had all the weight of the legs for leverage. INSTANT PAIN!! OMG it hurt!!!
Like unbelievable!! I was seeing flashing colors in my eyes even, just pure agony! PLUS, when they closed on my finger they stuck like that, so my
fingertip was stuck inside this vice of a contraption, leaving me with only one hand to extract myself. I was screaming and crying like a little
girl. I finally managed to get them apart enough to get my finger out, but the damage was done. (Typing this post even has been an adventure too).
My fingernail right at the top was blue and purple!
I went inside and immediately stuck my finger in a glass of ice water for as long as I could stand. The pain was just unimaginable! I had no idea
something could hurt that bad! There's a lot of nerves in your fingertips I guess. I'm not 100% sure it didn't break the tip of my finger bone too.
Today my whole fingertip is purple all the way around and swollen, and my fingernail looks like someone smashed it with a sledgehammer. And, I'm
still sniveling like a little girl today as my fingertip is just throbbing.
I don't have time for this! DAMMIT!!! GRRRRRRrrrrrrrr
edit on 23-12-2019 by DrumsRfun because: edited all caps title