How do you most often injure yourself?

@TheHorse (72400)
Walnut Creek, California
January 2, 2017 3:24pm CST
I am injured again. I will have to see if it affects my guitar playing. After recovering from the ecstasy of vacuuming this morning, I decided to run my dishwasher. It was then that it happened. While removing the clean silverware, a sharp knife sliced my finger virtually to ribbons. I put antibacterial ointment on it and a made toilet paper and tape band-aid. I believe I will make a full recovery. Two days ago I hiked into mountain lion and rattlesnake country and climbed over precarious rocks, with 50 foot drops. No injury. Yesterday, on my way home from a New Years Day party, I drove Hwy 4 at night, where random shootings occur with regularity. No injury. Earlier this morning, I pruned my tomato and succulent plants with a very sharp pocket knife. No injury. Then I made bagels and lox with red onion, sliced with a sharp and serrated knife. No injury. I realized that my most dangerous activity is removing silverware from my dishwasher. This has happened many times before. What is your most dangerous activity?
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@MALUSE (43601)
• Uzbekistan
2 Jan 17
I 'like' cutting a finger when cutting fruit and vegetables. It always happens with a new, sharp knife. But I can also do it with an old, blunt one.
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jan 17
Does the blood add a bit of "seasoning" to the vegetables?
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@vandana7 (67678)
• India
3 Jan 17
Doing it with old ones is quite a talent..I am not perfect but I do manage it sometimes.
@MALUSE (43601)
• Uzbekistan
3 Jan 17
@TheHorse I try to keep it out of the salad. :-)
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@AliCanary (1852)
2 Jan 17
I'm bad for simply bashing into things, and I bruise very easily, so I don't even have to hit too hard to leave a mark. Fortunately bruises don't hurt all that badly. I hope you heal quickly, and just a thought--put your knives in the dishwasher sharp end down, dude!
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jan 17
Then they seem to slide through and muck everything up. Wait. Maybe that's the spoons and forks. I've never had a dishwasher before.
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@AliCanary (1852)
2 Jan 17
@TheHorse - They occasionally slip down a bit when I'm putting them in, but I just reposition them. I've never once been cut like that.
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@vandana7 (67678)
• India
3 Jan 17
@AliCanary ... Its an art..may be you can learn from Pony...
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Jan 17
I guess cycling, although I take great pains not to crash.
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@vandana7 (67678)
• India
3 Jan 17
I pity the other person...is it usually pedestrians or another cyclist?
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Jan 17
@vandana7 - Motor vehicles. I ride in traffic as little as possible.
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Jan 17
Have you ever actually been hit by a car? A texting driver looked up just in time not to squish me when I was on my bike about a month ago.
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jan 17
I don't usually injure myself. I had a family member push me and I dislocated my shoulder. That is the first time in a long time. My most dangerous is probably going downstairs.
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Jan 17
I've almost wiped out going down my stairs. No injuries yet.
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jan 17
@TheHorse ......Take it slow.
• United States
2 Jan 17
Walking is my most dangerous activity. I am always running into a bunch of things. There are these brown arm chairs in the student development offices at my college and you have to walk past them to check your mailbox and I always run into them. Every time I walk that way no matter how far away I am from the chair I always seem to ram my thigh into it and they are hard chairs and always leave bruises. Bathroom door handles in the college library is also a problem for me. My hip bones take a beating almost every time.
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jan 17
My 747ish hips seem to run into things I didn't know were there.
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@vandana7 (67678)
• India
3 Jan 17
@Corbin5 (116142)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Walking is my most dangerous activity. I get distracted, then trip and fall. Not a broken bone yet, but plenty of bruises.
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jan 17
Oh dear! What distracts you?
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@Corbin5 (116142)
• United States
3 Jan 17
@TheHorse Nature often distracts me and I miss a place on the sidewalk or path that is a bit raised or has an icy spot. I am often distracted by my thoughts of what I have to do next. I have always walked too fast, talked to fast, and done things quickly, so now I tell myself to "slooooowwww down!" before I start out. I zoom.
@Tampa_girl7 (26206)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Walking would be my most dangerous activity. I like to trip myself
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Jan 17
Sometimes tree roots reach out and grab me on hikes.
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
2 Jan 17
What is your most dangerous activity? Playing the guitar. While it may not seem like something that could be dangerous, I hurt my feelings every time I pick one up and try to play it. After playing for almost 20 years, I lost part of the ring finger of my fretting hand in an oilfield accident that left it useless to play with...at least to play with any finesse. Yeah, I can still fake a few odds and ends, but I am sure you could easily appreciate how the loss of that finger affects how you would be able to play. 'Dust In The Wind'? Used to play it...now it just describes my playing...
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jan 17
Or you could take Django as your idol and see what you can do. I believe it was a fire that made his ring finger and pinky useless.
Uniquely, Django Reinhardt fits several simultaneous archetypes. He is the streetwise kid turned celebrity. He is the miraculous surivor of an accident who w...
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
2 Jan 17
@TheHorse Yeah, and I could learn to play left-handed too
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jan 17
@JolietJake Like Jimi?
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Jan 17
Heck I don't do anything dangerous. If it's even slightly likely that it's dangerous, I whine and hubby does it lol. I am a fragile flower you know
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 17
@TheHorse Gotta have the electric can opener lol.
@Dena91 (4657)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Weed eating. It doesn't matter that I've been doing it for years and I can tell you where all the dips and holes are in each yard that I mow and weedeat, it never fails that every season I find myself on the ground at least once because I stepped in a hole or uneven ground. Hope your finger heals. Have a blessed day
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jan 17
I could see how weed eating could be dangerous. Oh, I forgot that I am regularly tripped by the Indian carpet in my living room. I think it has evil spirits in it because I bought it on the Flathead Indian reservation in Montana but it has a label on it that reads "Made in India."
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@Dena91 (4657)
• United States
2 Jan 17
@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 Jan 17
Grating cheese is the activity that most often draws blood.
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jan 17
I would expect the blood to add a bit of "richness" to the cheese.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Jan 17
@TheHorse and don't forget that little bit of grated flesh--extra protein.
@pumpkinjam (5801)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan 17
You sound just like me (and my big sister @dorypanda ) We're often hurting ourselves on random objects. She's OK with knives but can slice her hand open on a spoon. I tend to injure myself without knowing how I've done it. I often cut myself (sometimes I know I've done it at the time) and I'll have cuts, scratches, and bruises which seem to turn up at random. Either because I didn't notice the injury at the time, or because I'd forgotten that I'd hurt myself before it showed up. I have a scratch on my hand at the moment. I remember doing it. I know I was in the kitchen at the time. And I know that I'd completely forgotten what I'd done as soon as I'd done it. I've been in car accidents and come out entirely unscathed. I took a parachute jump and nothing worse than an ache afterwards. But leave me with a box or a piece of paper, I'll cut myself on it.
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Jan 17
Oh, a piece of paper. I'd forgotten about those. They can be deadly. Did I mention the time I ran into a bear while hiking in Glacier Park? No problem. Sigh.
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• Philippines
2 Jan 17
canned goods were mostly dangerous to me because I used an old canned opener, but my mom's the worst because she uses knife instead. I got injured with opening canned goods, specially the ones that doesn't have an opener.
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jan 17
I could easily see that happening. My Dollar Tree can opener puts me at risk when it "almost" does the job.
@amadeo (73306)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Banging my hands or any part of my body.Being anemia it turns black and blue.People think that I am getting beat up.lol.
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jan 17
Oh, I bump into things at my house regularly. It's too small for all the "stuff" I've accumulated.
@crossbones27 (21293)
• Redlands, California
2 Jan 17
That is the way it goes. I could tame lions and be fine, but get hurt getting out of bed in the morning. Back goes out or one of the dogs leave one of their toys right at the bed and I trip and fall over it. lol Life is weird like that.
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@vandana7 (67678)
• India
3 Jan 17
Sorry...
@divalounger (2250)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Ouch! Here is the argument for loading silverware points down I suppose. The last time I cut myself, it hurt for a while all the more since I often make salads with fresh lime juice instead of vinegar--Take care and hope guitar doesn't suffer too much--Driving remains the most dangerous thing I do I suppose--and hopefully that will stay injury free
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@TheHorse (72400)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jan 17
I've managed to drive more than four light-seconds without injury, but I've been saved by luck, or angels, a couple of times.
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@Hannihar (42069)
10 Jun
@TheHorse I have also cut myself with knives but I have a habit of falling.
@TheSojourner (17304)
• United States
9 Jan 17
MIne is walking in my bedroom. I always have bruises and knots on my legs, feet, and smash my toes on the legs of the bed. And that's just going from bedroom to bathroom and back. LOL
@just4him (127235)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jan 17
It almost seems like you need to wash by hand. Though for me, washing dishes by hand would be my most dangerous activity as I do not put sharp knives in the water. Below all those suds, you can't see them and I've been cut by them on many occasions.
@1hopefulman (32485)
• Canada
4 Jan 17
I usually bang my toe into something in the house or cut my finger on something or other.