With my usual grace, I was able to maim myself once again with yet another innocuous object. In this case the skeleton key on my necklace was the weapon of disfigurement. Mitch constantly asks how I am able to cut or bruise myself on something that doesn’t pose any threat to the majority of the human race. I have a gift that’s all. I don’t a pose a threat to anyone else, just myself.
My injury occurred at work on Friday, while trying to be ecologically conscientious. The company I work for recently passed out blue bins to each of us for the express purpose of paper recycling. We are responsible for filling the bins and then carting the bins downstairs to the warehouse and dump the paper in specially marked boxes. I normally try to empty my bin when it’s about half full, because when the bin is full of paper, it is very heavy. Or maybe I’m just a wimp. But in this case I haven’t had a chance to empty it in about a month so it was pretty full and heavy.
I lugged it all the way to the warehouse and when I hoisted it up to dump the paper into the box, the lip of the bin caught the skeleton key whipping it up and smacking me in the middle of my forehead cutting me. I almost made a smart ass remark about workman’s comp when I turned around to see the HR manager waiting patiently for me to finish dumping my bin so she could dump hers that she had pushed in on a cart. Not only am I “graceful” but evidently not very smart either.