Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What's the most stupid thing you've ever done?

What’s the most stupid thing you’ve ever done? And do you ever use this “stupid” material in your writing?

My stupid thing

I wanted vanilla ice cream but the only thing we had in the house was a box of ice-cream sandwiches. So, what did I do? I get an ice-cream sandwich and decide to cut off the cookie part. Seems like a logical thing to do, right?


I'm holding the ice-cream sandwich in my left hand and a knife in the other, working the knife between the cookie part and the ice-cream part. When suddenly the freakin' knife slips and slices my thumb. Blood squirts everywhere. The kids are yelling and the dog is barking and I’m about to faint because I so can’t take blood. I mean it’s red, right? Bright red.

So, I grab a tea-towel, wrap it around my bloody thumb and yell to Hubs, who is upstairs doing God knows what, that I cut myself and I’m driving to the emergency room. Of course, driving with a thumb wrapped in a tea-towel is a bit of a challenge but I make it.

I get into the emergency room, they whisk me into an exam bay and the doctor comes in. Well, you can just imagine his face when I told him what happened.

"You do know that the cookie part is the best part," he said. “I mean, most people like the cookie.”

“I know, I know,” I said. “But I really only wanted vanilla ice cream.”

I ended up with eight stitches. And I bet they are still telling that story today.

Pretty dumb, huh? Now your turn.

P.S. Maybe my next project should be a book about my quirky self. The World According to Me


  1. I accidentally got my fingers caught in the mixer blades once. My mom told me never to clean the batter out of them with the mixer plugged in. But did I listen? Luckily I didn't need stitches.

  2. This just in (happened like 5 minutes ago)

    Geez Louise! I put the Coffeemate creamer in the dishwasher instead of the fridge. I'm looking everywhere for it and can't find it. So I end up drinking black coffee which is so YUK. After I'm done, I put my coffee cup in the dishwasher and what do I find. Yeah, the creamer. Go ahead. Laugh. But if you know me it makes perfect sense. Don't know why I didn't check there in the first place.

  3. oh, I've done way too many dumb things to list and most of them escape me at the moment - or I'm blocking them out:)

    and yes! The cookie part is the best part of the ice cream sandwich!

  4. ouch! what a story!
    I have a hard time picking just one stupid thing I've done.
    How about this one - I once used poison ivy as toilet paper. Yeah. Soooo cliche. But I did. I do NOT recommend it.