Thumbs. You forget just how handy they can be. Hitching rides, rating movies, texting, pronouncing life or death in the Colosseum. There's literally 1000's of uses. Tonight I tried my damnedest to cut my right one off... twice.
The meat counter decided tonight was the perfect time to freeze up. I had to fix it, no option. I couldn't just let all the meat sit there and spoil. So I take the thing apart and find a huge block of ice that could take down the Titanic. I had to disassemble the box covering the coils to get the ice out and air moving again. Problem was I tried to shortcut it (no pun intended) and only take one end of the 12ft metal box covering the coils apart and used a screwdriver to keep it pried open. That way I could get at the ice with a waterhose and still keep the other end of the case available for sales.
Things were going well and I melted most of the visable ice, but I still had to get to the stuff inside the coils where I couldn't see. I wedged my hand and the hose inside and went to work. In the process I bumped the straining sheet metal that was held by the screwdriver. It was like setting off a guillotine. The screwdriver slipped and the thing came snapping shut right on my thumb.
It cut nice gash just above my thumbnail. So what did I do after I stopped the bleeding? The same freaking thing, only this time I had the lid pried open wider so it had more power behind it. Now I have a set on gashes on my thumb.
I finally took the hint and figured out a better way to keep it open without chance of chopping my thumb off.