Did you know that it hurts when a piece of metal slams down on your back?

United States
March 27, 2017 10:56pm CST
Well it does. Excruciatingly so. But so does tripping over a splitter... or falling down a waterfall.. or even having one leg fall through an uncovered vent. It also hurts when you flip over the handlebars of your bike. It hurts when you fall on concrete. It hurts when you have your finger slammed in a car door. It just hurts. Have you gotten the idea yet? I'm clumsy. Have been my whole life... But the metal slamming down on my back wasn't me being clumsy. It was someone (or something) not making sure that piece of metal was locked in place. Ouch. Are you as clumsy as me? (Everything I've described here has happened to me at some point in my life. I am sure I am forgetting several incidents.)
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• Camden, Indiana
28 Mar 17
They call me Grace. My mother always says this. She has me saying it. I am pretty darn clumsy. I accidentally punched the wall today. Yep. Accidental. Luckily no damage to the wall. xD
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• United States
28 Mar 17
Ouch. Do you have abrasions on your knuckles? Trust me, I completely understand "accidentally." My hip seems to like to "check" the door knobs on the closets in the hallway. OUCH. No matter how careful I am, I end up hitting the door knobs every once in awhile.
• Camden, Indiana
28 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum my hand is fine. the brother and i used to have punching fights. ya know, bloody knuckles where you punch each others fists until someone bleeds. yeah we were stupid. but for some reason i never tend to really hurt my knuckles too bad after that. lol
• United States
28 Mar 17
@TheAmazingSquid Haha toughened knuckles. I was the youngest, my brother ten years older, my sister six years older. I would pester my sister the most... but I can't even remember a time we pulled each other's hair.
@SIMPLYD (78119)
• Philippines
28 Mar 17
That is super ouch. For sure it bruised your back and hurt a lot. Take care , my friend. Be watchful for what you are doing and where you will be passing by.
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• United States
28 Mar 17
I do try to be as watchful as possible, but sometimes it's really inevitable. Like today. That piece of metal was part of a "L Cart." It's what I call it anyway. It's a piece of metal that comes down and lays atop a piece of metal shaped like a V with wheels on the bottom side of it. It makes the shape of an L when opened. There is a latch to secure the piece of metal to the frame when not in use so that it can be stored with other L Carts. I pulled one L cart out and the latch from another failed to work, and thus a piece of metal fell on me. It was heavy, but not too much. I have a scratch on my side / back from it.
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@SIMPLYD (78119)
• Philippines
28 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum I am sorry that happened to you. I hope it's nothing serious.
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• United States
28 Mar 17
@SIMPLYD Everyone else is making a bigger deal out of it then me. It hurt for a minute and then stopped. It scratched my skin, breaking it, but that's it.
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@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Mar 17
Geez. You give accident prone a new name!
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• United States
29 Mar 17
We should just call it "Amber" from now on. In all seriousness, a lot of these "incidents" were from years ago. I am still known to bump into things, and I'll sometimes say "Where did I get that bruise?" but I'm not nearly as bad as I once was.
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@andriaperry (46367)
• United States
28 Mar 17
Stepping into a hole in the woods with one foot, falling down the steps or even worst falling UP the steps. I am not clumsy s h it happens
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• United States
28 Mar 17
I have the talent of tripping over nothing! Not even my shoelaces! A few weeks ago my feet just slipped out from under me all together. I like to "entertain" others with my antics.
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@jstory07 (65289)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Mar 17
Oh yes I fall over my own feet and there is nothing around.
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@xstitcher (11079)
• Petaluma, California
28 Mar 17
I'm super clumsy. But, in my defense, the doctors said that 'cause of the problem I had in my head (hydrocephalus) my balance would be off, so...
• United States
28 Mar 17
A guy that works for the same company I do has hydrocephalus as well. I haven't talked to him in quite awhile but he has told me a bit about what that is. I wasn't really aware of the balance issues but I can see where that would be a problem. Have you had to have many surgeries because of it?
@xstitcher (11079)
• Petaluma, California
29 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum Three or four, I think, but the last one was when I was six.
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• United States
29 Mar 17
@xstitcher That's a good thing isn't it? It means the shunt they put in is working well?
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
28 Mar 17
So you had a chunk of metal fall on you, caught your finger in a car door, stubbed your toe and fell onto concrete. Some people do complain easily over minor details.
• United States
28 Mar 17
Not all in the same day, mind you. I think I'd have crawled back into bed if it was all in the same day.. Complaining about it? Maybe so, but not me.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
28 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum If these things happened on separate days then they are no problem at all.
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• United States
28 Mar 17
@Asylum Separate years, and even decades! Some of it happened in another century!
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28 Mar 17
Ouch. I can be clumsy, but not that much! Maybe you're dyspraxic?
• United States
28 Mar 17
I do not think I am as bad as all that. I used to be a lot more clumsy as a child. I'm not so bad now, and am pretty coordinated. I still have my instances, but not so many anymore.
@hereandthere (28879)
• Philippines
28 Mar 17
that would knock the wind out of me. i've had my share of trips and spills, but i haven't broken any bones yet or needed any stitches yet.
• United States
28 Mar 17
I've had to have stitches twice. Once I was two and I think I busted my lip? I've broken my toe before, but that's it.
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@UncleJoe (9469)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
28 Mar 17
I make no claims to being extremely bright, but in all honesty, I don't think I would need any of those things to happen to me to know that they hurt. LOL It's kind of a "given".
@katsmeow1213 (29029)
• United States
28 Mar 17
I'm wincing over here.. How many bones have you broken? I'm not clumsy, but sometimes I'm stupid. When I was a kid I thought I could jump rope down a small flight of stairs.. I also, for some unknown reason, liked to jump off of roofs when I was a teenager. I would keep pushing myself to jump off more dangerous roofs.. first they started with low garage roofs onto grass.. and eventually I'd jump off the front of the garage onto concrete.. then worked my way up to taller roofs... Don't ask me why..