Monday, July 10, 2006

Challenged

Ever have those days when you're especially clumsy, particularly incapable, or just down right ragingly dumb??

Like today....

I spent my morning amidst a comedy of errors that left me with a coffee cup full of something vaguely resembling a blend of grits and scrambled eggs (disguised as a warm breakfast beverage), a wet & tea-stained white t-shirt, and a mild burn down one forearm.

How does one top a morning like that?

Well apparently, one attempts to electrocute oneself. Just now… I put a live wire in my mouth. Oh, not intentionally (in that "Jackass" sort of way), but completely by not paying attention (more in the "I AM a jackass" sort of way).

I was crawling around under my desk trying to adjust some plug-ins, and I found that I needed a third hand to hold something... so, not thinking about the fact that it was still plugged in, I put a connective AC output wire in my mouth. Of course the moment it shocked my tongue (much like putting it to the tip of a 9 volt battery) I opened my mouth and spat it out. And then sat there overwhelmed by my stupidity.


I guess I should also thank my extremely buff squad of gaurdian angels that it didn’t connect to the METAL PIERCING in my damn tongue.

*headdesk*

You may mock me now.

5 comments:

The Dung Beetle said...

Instead of mocking you, I'll share a story of my own...

When I was a high school sophmore, I paused from playing my Casio when I accidentally pulled the power cable loose. Looking at the bitter-end of the cable just before plugging it in, I thought to myself, "I wonder if placing this on my tongue would be like a 9-volt battery?" So I did it... and...

I recall that everything went bright blue before fading to black. I'm not sure how much time past, but I had a four-alarm headache once I came to.

Like you, my situation was not a jackass situation, as no one was there to dare or coerce me into the act. My act was that of a dumbass.

So, don't feel too bad. :)

Adri said...

*giggle*

In the immortal words of Amanda, it's a good thing you're pretty!

Yummyteece said...

BJ: You ROCK... thanks for the story, and I"m soooo glad i'm not alone on this one.

Adri: *pats self on the head* Yep! I was very very Pretty yesterday.

paris parfait said...

Oh, no! Thank goodness you weren't seriously hurt. Hope you don't have a repeat performance of this day anytime soon! :)

Josephine said...

Yikes! I hate days like that!

Glad to know you didn't hurt yourself too badly with electrocution! I've done that a few times, and it is always really surprising how much it hurts.