Ouch!!!

@ElicBxn (60895)
United States
February 8, 2010 7:49pm CST
I was trying to find a bell for Maggiepie today. They were in a box on a shelf in a closet in her apartment. I was trying to get it out when **BAM** I was hit in the face with something! Bashed the right side of my face by my eye and across the bridge of my nose. I can't say I saw STARS, because I never see stars, but I did have a momentary white out. I think I said a few rude words while holding my face. The right side and bridge started hurting right away - actually, for me, a pretty good sign... "What's wrong? What happened?" Maggie called worriedly from the other room. I looked around for the guilty object and found a ketchup bottle on the floor. "Oh, I dropped a bottle of ketchup on my face," I told her as I picked it up. "Are you all right?" she asked. "Oh, I might get a black eye out of it," I responded. I went back to trying to get that darn box off the shelf - at this point it ISN'T going to win mind you. "Let me see," she demanded. I went in and turned on the over head light. "Well," she said after looking it over. "There might be some scrapes over here." She gently touched the side of my face. "Let me get that box down," I said and went back to it, finally getting it down. I went thru and found a bell to her liking and put it away, then put the stuff back on the shelf - including the ketchup bottle. "If you get a black eye you'll have to tell people I hit you," she said joking. "No I'm not going to tell them that," I replied. After all, if the company even THOUGHT she might do something like that she'd lose her helper and probably any chance of having ANY helper... I get home, finally, and tell the roomie and finally get a look at myself in the mirror. I think I might get a bit of a black eye out of this actually, looks like a bit of a bruise forming already and I was feeling kindda bad when I got home, but after eating I'm feeling better. The roomie said that if I went to mom's with a black eye she would freak out. I said, no, she wouldn't freak out, but the staff might a bit! My stomach had been hurting, but was feeling better after feeding it - my head hurts and actually my neck hurts too (but that really isn't too strange with the cold front blowing in today.) I told the roomie that it reminded me of the time I was taking a nap and the "box" fell on my head. I kid you not, I dreamed a box hit my head so clearly I looked for that box several times before I admitted it had to have been a CAT falling on my head! So, you have anything land on your head lately (I hope not!)
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• Canada
9 Feb 10
I've never had stuff like that fall on my head before, but i have had the cat jump on me at odd hours, and I've dreamt all kinds of stupid and funny things beecause of it. Same thing when I have music or news on in the background. LOL Last night I fell asleep listening to something to do with the upcoming Ukrainian election, nd I dreamt that i was a journalist in Ukraine, or something like that. LOL
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Feb 10
I dreamed about a team of horses that started to run away and the driver was trying to stop them from the ground and I jumped into the carriage and got them stopped before she got hurt... No IDEA where that came from. I MIGHT be able to drive or stop a carriage, but I rather doubt it.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
9 Feb 10
I hopeu are o.k. this morn. I would tell everybody maggie hit me, lol. I did get hit in the head the other day w/a heavy glass bottle. I has a shelf in my gest room that never set well on the carpet. It turned over when i was in there cleaning & the bottle hit me on the head.I had a sore place for days but thank heavens my head is hard. The shelf now has a new home, outside in my storage room,lopl. Wtach that maggie, lol.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Feb 10
ouch - no, I need the job and Maggie needs the help, so I won't tell anyone that Maggie hit me I hear ya about the shelves that don't sit firmly, before we had the office redone, it was a garage and the previous "remodel" just slapped a carpet down over the garage floor and it was tilted toward the center and toward the front of the house (so things would drain from the garage don't ya know...)
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
9 Feb 10
I was teasing w/u & maggie, Elic. chill, lol.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Feb 10
Maggie's always telling me I'm too literal, well, I am... just part of my nature...
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• United States
9 Feb 10
OMG, a ketchup bottle? OUCH, that had to hurt! I can't believe you didn't break your nose with that one, and they're so heavy! I've had lighter things fall on me from a high shelf but never did I have a ketchup bottle, haha. I'm really short and sometimes I can't see what the heck I'm pulling down off a shelf, and usually there's something on top of that too, so now I use a chair so I can see better, lol!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Feb 10
it hit my cheek first, then the neck hit me right between the eyes! Actually didn't hurt quite as bad as Oliver stepping on my nose last night - with his back foot so he had claws kind of out, that stung for quite a while, making it hard to go to sleep... I can't step up on a chair any more, not enough strength in my legs these days - I hate this getting fat and old shi.. stuff... Where have you been?
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• United States
10 Feb 10
Oh my gosh, and Oliver stepped on your nose after you got hit with the ketchup bottle? You poor thing, you have got to be hurting. You remind me of someone who is accident prone, like I am. I'm always doing something to hurt myself cause I'm in a hurry usually. Will we never learn? I've been around myLot on and off. Too many problems at home and doing a bunch of running around. Been out of work for months and just filed for food stamps, which is part of this crappy running around. I'm tired and sick of it all.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Feb 10
ouch - I'm sorry to hear your having all those problems - don't be such a stranger -
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Feb 10
I was always taught to put soft stuff up high or stuff that doesn't weigh much like: hats-both summer straw and winter yarn ones, mittens, gloves, spices (in plastic containers or plastic bags), teas, empty boxes. The heaviest is a cook book because we don't have an eye level cook book in the kitchen, I'm putting some upstairs on the shelves my husband just built for me. But the top shelf has a basket with thread in it. So all of the above have hit my head on occasion. Maybe you might want to put the soft stuff up high.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Feb 10
NORMALLY the ketchup would be in the fridge, but I'm waiting to put it there until after I had OPENED it... NORMALLY I wouldn't be rooting around for this box...
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Feb 10
Normally, I hope people start putting toilet tissue and paper towels up high as well as other soft stuff in the future.
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@thuhuong (828)
• United States
9 Feb 10
Wow, that was quite a blow. I think I've had a couple of things fall on my head and even hits from the little ones but not as hard as you have had. They were mostly plush toys and rubber balls as well as mini-upper cuts from toddlers. I didn't do anything I swear. I was just cooing and smiling at them when out of nowhere, pow! I got hit by a small fist.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Feb 10
and now you see why I avoid small children - huh? I was actually hurt by one once, well, she was about 4, still, she hurt me pretty bad
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
10 Feb 10
it's so wrong but what can we do, suck it in and be a woman! :)
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Feb 10
No, but why the heck would there be ketchup in the closet in her room?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Feb 10
its not in her room, its in the hallway and she uses it as a pantry because her kitchen is so small reminds me of the size kitchen in the first place we lived, actually, that was a converted closet.... maybe this one is 6 square feet larger...
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Feb 10
aha - well that strikes (sorry for the pun) me a little less weird...
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Feb 10
Nope but I dont think I would have put the bottle back on that shelf it would go down somewhere safer for me not to get hit again with it
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Feb 10
The fact is that I was so focused on that box, I just didn't even see the bottle - but I didn't get a black eye - so that's good!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Feb 10
yes thats very good.
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• United States
13 Feb 10
um..i don't remember..so,probably seriously tho...i banged it on a cabinet door corner,but as far as dropping on it no.and it was amazingly pointy.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
14 Feb 10
yeah, they are very pointy! I've nearly knocked myself out braining myself on cabinets and refrigerator doors!
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
10 Feb 10
Another accident! You certainly have had more than your share of bruises! I hope the bruise isn't too bad and glad your feeling better. My cats never jumped or fell on my head. I probably would have thought it was something else too if they ever did.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Feb 10
I do have lots of accidents, but grace isn't my middle name... Its funny - I opened a cabinet door the other night and the bowl I was going for jumped out and I caught it in mid-air - the ketchup bottle was probably pay back for not breaking the bowl...
@bunnybon7 (37156)
• Holiday, Florida
10 Feb 10
now that is especially strange as i was also looking in a closet a couple of days ago for some magazines id put up and i pulled them out off top shelf not remembering there was a couple of dolls on the back on top of them. yep, the dolls fell on my nose and eyes. luckily it only stung a little and when i looked, just a red mark.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Feb 10
glad to hear you are all right - I didn't get a black eye either - but I'm still a little sore
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 10
Oh goodness Elic that could have turned out bad I have not had anything drop on my Head no but I did walk into a Cupboard door the other forgetting I had left it open as I was emptying out to pack Stuff I hope though that your eye is ok
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Feb 10
The eye is fine, I'm happy to say, but my cheek is still sore - getting to the end of a long day and the head is starting to hurt again, but nothing like yesterday
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
9 Feb 10
I can't top your story or even come close to matching it. I have had a box of quilt pieces fall on my head lately. This wouldn't have been bad, except for having to play "52 pick-up" with the quilt pieces, had the box not been one of those rigid plastic tubs. Ouch and double ouch. All I got, though, was a knot on my head (in my hair where it didn't show).
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Feb 10
I hate to play 52 pick up! and with quilt pieces no less - and a rigid plastic box - had a few of those on my head so I do know what you are talking about didn't get a black eye, but my right cheek is hurting
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
9 Feb 10
All I can say is...OUCH---amazing how a bottle of ketchup can do that to a person. Well can't say I had anything fall on my head or face, but once I was reaching into the kitchen cabinet for something and a can of soup fell right on my big right toe---oh that was fun too NOT. My nail turned black right away, I walked for a limp for several months and it took several months for the old blackened nail to fall off..a new one had been growing underneath all the time..so fortunately the old nail didn't fall off right away...but yup, that hurt like heck too
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Feb 10
I've had a few things jump out and hit my feet, but since I ALWAYS wear something on my feet, I've been lucky enough not to get more than minor bruising on them. On the other hand, I've also been known to make some impressive catches on things jumping out of cabinets, I just didn't SEE the bottle until it was... in my face - so to speak. Good news, while my face is sore, no black eye in sight!
@GardenGerty (101707)
• United States
9 Feb 10
I have had dreams of things like your box landing on your head. I hope that the catsup bruise is not too bad. I agree, you should not say anyone hit you. Of course,your stomach hurt, and your neck too. Get to feeling better soon.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Feb 10
thanks, actually, the stomach let up after I ate - so maybe that was just hunger... sometimes I get confused about why its hurting the roomie doesn't get hungry since the bypass surgery, so the other day she was shaky and grumpy and then after she ate she felt MUCH BETTER...
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Feb 10
hi elicbxn nope not a catsup bottle.wow that was heavy so you are lucky you didnt get a broken nose out to that. About a month or so ago I actually sort of fell out of bed, got my feet tangles in the too wide comforter and bang down I went but on the way down the side of my head collided with the four inch long, two inch wide drawer pull. I had a nasty bump on the side of my head for several weeks. I did not want to tell the Gold Crest nurse as I was really embarrassed at my age to fall out of bed!!!!!!Maybe your box dream was a warning .wow. good luck , dont get any more wallops to your poor head.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Feb 10
Yeah, I think the bottom hit the side of my face and then the neck hit my nose - at least they make them from plastic these days! I got my leg caught in a blanket and fell, landed on my shoe on my sore chest - I actually had to miss work because of that (at least I had sick leave back then!) I also had to go to the doctor... Both of the roomie's remember me walking into the room rubbing my head - that darn "box" hurt for DAYS!