What A Strange Thing To Bang My Head On

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
April 19, 2011 7:10pm CST
I don't know if it's an Aries thing or what (as Aries rules the Head) but stuff happens to it all the time. Recently, I started a discussion about the Goblin chucking books off the shelf above the bed and one book's corner went "whack!" right onto my temple! Not nice! Well, it's happened again..this time with the grill thingy that covers the hob (there are two) that pans sit on above the burners. I hope you know what I mean. Anyway, I was cleaning them (as you do) and lifted one of them upright in front of my face so I could get the tea-towel around it to dry it off. All was well until "whack!" one of the protruding pointy bits landed right on the top of my head, in the middle. I saw stars I really did. I did say "Sh!t, that HURT!" very loudly but apart from that the swearing was quite subdued, under the circumstances. Fortunately, I am showing no ill effects some hours later..but what a strange thing to bang my head on! Can you beat that? Doesn't have to be your head, could be any part of your body, I'm not fussed!
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@GardenGerty (79207)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Apr 11
I do not even keep track of all the bumps and bruises I end up with. It is not unusual for me to get all wound up in something and forget that there are things over my head, beside my shoulder, near my hip, or who knows what else. The side of my calf is so sore, and I do not know why it is that way. No one threw anything at me.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
20 Apr 11
Congrats on the 30000..woohoo, that's amazing! Mum has bumps on her legs and she says that the older she gets the longer it takes for bruises and such-like to heal. The skin is thinner, apparently. Something to look forward to!
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@GardenGerty (79207)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Apr 11
It just snuck up on me this last year. The dry papery skin. I have chosen a moisturizing body wash, and then have also started going to the Y to the pool and hot tub and sauna. It seems to help.
@jwfarrimond (4475)
20 Apr 11
Being 6' 4" I've always had a tendency to bang my head on a wide variety of low (to me anyway) things. I'm usually aware of the usual hazards like doors (I can just pass through a normal sized doorway without hitting my head) and shop sun awnings and take care to duck or to avoid them altogether. However I've also banged my haed on some things that do not normally feature in my list "of things to avoid" like the concrete bus shelter that had a roof that was lower than usual, and then when I was on holiday in Egypt, I managed to rather spectacularly bash my head on the top of the door leading on to the Nile cruise boat. I hit it hard enough to knock me on my back. I'd already safely passed through the same door on my way out, but there must have just been only a little bit of clearance and when I was coming back, I must have risen up somehow just far enough to hit the top of the door. None of this seems to have resulted in any damage which might mean that I've got a particularly thick skull, or there's nothing in there to damage!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
20 Apr 11
Ouch! I bet that really hurt my friend. Poor you! My hubby is 3 inches shorter than you but he doesn't have problems with doorways..not that I know of anyway. It seems that extra 3 inches in height makes a difference as to whether or not a person bangs their head. Oh dear, I do sympathise.
20 Apr 11
I think that standard sized house doors are 6' 4" in height and that gives me very little clearance so I tend to duck automatically when I go through a door just in case. As we get older we tend to get shorter due to collapsing vertebrae. In my case, it'd be an advantage!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
25 Apr 11
@ElicBxn (59425)
• United States
25 Apr 11
I lay down one evening some time back and was sleeping quite nicely when a box fell on my head. !!! Understandably, I woke up and turned on the light and looked for this mysterious box. There was no box. There was NOTHING! I would've SWORN the edge of a box landed on my head! I got up and when into the roomie's room, where she was talking to the other roomie, who hadn't been with us long at that point. "What's wrong" the roomie asked, because they knew I had been not feeling well, which was why I had been laying down in the first place. "I had a box land on my head," I replied, still rubbing the spot that was about 6 inches long and maybe an inch wide. "Box?" she asked. The other roommate went in to see the box. "There wasn't a box," I told them, "but I thought it was a box." A few months later I was in bed, but not sleeping when Sassy fell off the top of the bookcases by my bed. She missed me by about an inch... Later still, I was sleeping and had another cat land on me in the night, and after that Rygel fell off, narrowly missing me. I think I discovered the "box". I'm guessing that it was the back leg of a cat falling off the bookcase. Oh, and last fall, I rearranged the room so they can't get up there anymore!!! Now I have my large stuffed animals up there. I've seen Rygel jump from the bed up there, but he is the ONLY one who can do it, and he's one of our few GOOD cats!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
25 Apr 11
I know exactly what you mean. When I realised the books were flying down from the bookshelf, because I was half-asleep, it didn't really register until I felt my head and went "OUCH!" as one of them definitely landed on my temple. Never had that happen with a cat though. LOL!
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@misterMR (798)
• Philippines
20 Apr 11
The second one really hurts. There are times like that when I hit my head on something that is literally blocking my hear away. It's weird because there are times that I have to even check twice in order not to get hit again! These are just normal things in life that comes up in a normal day so that it could make our days extraordinary.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
20 Apr 11
I banged my toe earlier. You know what they say, these things come in threes!
@BarBaraPrz (14271)
• Hamilton, Ontario
20 Apr 11
If you have the taste of copper in your mouth, then you have a concussion. Hope you don't, and hope the stars stop spinning round your head soon.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
20 Apr 11
No taste of copper but I shall bear that in mind for future bumps because I'm bound to bang my head again at some point.
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