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Why I felt like an idiot yesterday

By Marcus Santer

Aren’t accidents annoying?

I mean, one minute your trucking along nicely, all’s well with world and then…

**BAM** you’re in a world full of physical, emotional or mental pain.

Depending on the nature of the accident.

I had my first ‘kinda’ serious knife making accident yesterday.

I was trying to get the two pins out of the knife I’d used to hold the handle on whilst I filed it. One of the pins came out nice and smooth. But the other wouldn’t budge.

I had 3 options:

  1. Get a pair of pliers and pull it out
  2. Put the pin in my vice and wiggle it out
  3. Use the point on one of my files to push it out

Option 1 would have been the best solution, but I don’t own any pliers yet. I didn’t fancy option 2 and so I choose option 3.

I put the spiky point of the file (where the handle should be) against the pin and pushed.

Nothing.

So I applied more pressure.

Still nothing.

So I applied even more pressure.

And **Whoosh** that pin flew out like a cork out of a champagne bottle.

That’s when it happened.

You see I wasn’t expecting the pin to come out so fast and all that pressure I was applying meant my index finger slammed into the side of the knife at high velocity. Right by the side of my nail and it kept going, digging deep into my flesh.

As I bent down to pick the pin up off the floor I thought to myself: “Damn, that was lucky I thought I’d cut myself.”

And then the blood came.

Lots of it.

Standing up I took a closer look and had to take a deep breath because it was a very deep cut.

Applying firm pressure I went into the kitchen, washed it, and dressed it.

And then felt like total idiot.

Isn’t that always the way after an accident?

Once they’re over and you’re still alive you think of all the ways you could’ve done things differently to avoid the accident.

If only…

But that’s the whole point about accidents isn’t it? I mean this is how my dictionary defines the word:

Accident (noun) 1 – An unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.

So accidents are always going to happen.

You can minimise them by doing things the right way and avoiding unnecessary risks.

But because of their unexpected and unintentional nature they’re always going to happen.

Fair enough.

But you don’t get:

And so on by accident.

You get all of the above and so much more by making poor lifestyle choices over a long period of time.

You dig?

Make the right lifestyle choices and you stack the odds of a happier, healthier and longer life seriously in your favour.

It’s as simple as that.

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Bye for now

Marcus

P.S. I never realised how much I used my index finger until this accident.

Oh well, I’m going to get to witness the awesome natural healing power of my body at work over the next few days, perhaps weeks.

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