Day 4 – Just a Flesh Wound

posted by Momo Fali on November 4, 2012

For the third time in three months, a woman I know has sliced her hand and/or fingers while working in the kitchen. I think this is a sign. You’re welcome, ladies.

First it was my sister with an avocado and a dull knife, then it was a friend with another avocado and another dull knife. She got her tendons involved and ended up with surgery and nice little hospital stay. She’s actually an over-achiever, so this wasn’t a big surprise. Hi, Karen!

Today, my friend Melisa was cutting an apple with a very sharp, very big knife, when she cut off the tip of her finger. After talking to her I decided to revisit this post about when my son did the very same thing. Ironically, Melisa left the first comment on that post, so the finger chopping has come full-circle. Mustafa is pleased.

Even though it was five years ago, my son still remembers his finger-splint, named Tapper, quite well. But I think Melisa may have him beat in the memorable-finger-splint department. Just a hunch.

Bird courtesy of Melisa at Suburban Scrawl


  • Melisa

    “Bird courtesy of…”

    I love you.

  • Melisa


  • paula

    Those chicago cutlery knives are sharp! I thought i was gonna need stitches, too!

  • Liz

    Friends don’t let friends NoBloWhateverTheHeck alone.

  • tara

    Hahahha that picture is awesome. But sorry about your finger Melisa.

    NaBloPoMo is hard on Sundays. I kind of want to give it the finger also. So thanks for this wonderful picture to cheer me up.

  • Arnebya

    Oh, great. Now that damn circle of life song is playing in my head along with the king’s major domo’s irritating voice. GREAT.

  • Synnove

    I will consider myself warned… Looks like Hubbs will be doing all the knife work this week…

  • Sherry

    agh. It’s late.

    “Hope every-one- heals fast!”

    k. sweetdreams.

  • meleahrebeccah

    “Mustafa is pleased.”

    that made me laugh out loud, for real.

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