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the Big Toe story [Sep. 21st, 2006|01:43 pm]
I should have died, and this is why...


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So at college, you're exposed to all sorts of magnificent injuries, right. Some magnificently unlucky, some monumentally stupid. This... this was some of both.

Freshman year, I see this guy walking on crutches, with a bandage on his foot, right. I've had random stuff done to my feet, and I figure "hey, the guy had toe surgery," something like that. Nooo. Not so much.

Talking with him, he and some friends were apparently preparing for a party, and (heh, I almost couldn't help but laugh)


That will make a good story for the grandchildren.

[User Picture]From: m_fallenangel
2006-09-21 08:20 pm (UTC)
I wasn't there when it happened. I saw him a couple days later after he came out of the initial painkiller haze and was walking around with the bandage on his hand.

Lucky for him the guy he was with had completed corpsman or medic training just a few months before; so there was top notch first aid at the scene.
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[User Picture]From: jspurlin
2006-09-21 08:25 pm (UTC)
I went to interview at baldeagle's company right around when I graduated. They shuffled me around in a bunch of offices, since I'm not sure they realized I was actually going to show up for the interview--I was on time, they'd forgotten. One of these shuffels was into some HR person's office, wherein there was a guy waiting on a workman's comp claim because he pinched his index finger AND thumb off, under a skid coming to rest, that weighed something like 60000 pounds. How one hand will help at all, when moving something that heavy, with a crane, I'll never know.

Not exactly the most reassuring thing, it wasn't.
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[User Picture]From: lesliessexxy
2006-09-21 09:12 pm (UTC)
Nu uh. Top notch would be one of the guys having a bag of ice handy to put the finger on so they could put the fucker back on. :)
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[User Picture]From: m_fallenangel
2006-09-21 09:45 pm (UTC)
Ice wasn't the issue. If I recall correctly, he was at the hospital in less than 20 minutes. It was too jagged and mangled to put back on.

Props to his buddy for jumping up and fishing the finger out of the trough of the girder so they could even try.
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[User Picture]From: jspurlin
2006-09-21 09:50 pm (UTC)
OH MAN. a friend will help you move. A true friend will RETRIEVE YOUR FINGER.
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[User Picture]From: m_fallenangel
2006-09-21 10:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah. That's a favor you can't repay with just a six-pack and large pizza.

"Hey, man, I need you to drive me to the airport at 4 a.m. Saturday."

"Dude, c'mon, take a cab or something."

"Okay. Hey, remember that time I dug your severed finger out of a steel girder for you?"

"4 a.m., you say? See ya then.
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[User Picture]From: jspurlin
2006-09-21 10:17 pm (UTC)
Can't milk it _too_ much, though, or you''d just end up getting your finger cut off.

"see, now we're even. Asshole."
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