Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by PeteJ » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:22 am

Ouch. Some unfortunate stories.

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by bear » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:34 am

This comes up once in a while:

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by simonm » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:26 pm

Tomzooki wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:46 pm
Grating carrots
Hmm … I thought that was for removing the tip of your finger and adding protein to the salad. :-)

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by bauersachs82 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:29 pm

Working on laundry. For some reason the hamper always gets me.

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by DaveLeeNC » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:03 pm

Guess I will have to add another one from earlier today. That ever dangerous job of buying potatoes, ground meat, soft drinks, and coffee at the grocery store set my forever broken thumbnail back to square one.

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by bauersachs82 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:18 pm

simonm wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:26 pm
Tomzooki wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:46 pm
Grating carrots
Hmm … I thought that was for removing the tip of your finger and adding protein to the salad. :-)
I did exactly this a few years ago. ha

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by DaveLeeNC » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:05 pm

I am wondering if this might set some kind of record in this context. I was getting some honey roasted almonds out of the nut dispenser at the grocery store. It is a big container with a pull-lever that feeds nuts (or whatever is in it) out a wide nozzle at the bottom (into a sack). Since the honey roasted nature of this is a bit sticky, the nuts were not feeding. So I gave the container a 'shake' as I was holding the lever down (right hand - obviously). I don't know exactly what happened, but somehow the level slipped out of my hand and in the process wiped out my i, a, and m fingernails. i and m are so far gone that I cannot ever use the ping pong ball approach (at least not under the nail) until they grow out some.

So I guess it is Alaska picks on all four fingers for the foreseeable future.

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by bauersachs82 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:18 pm

DaveLeeNC wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:05 pm
I am wondering if this might set some kind of record in this context. I was getting some honey roasted almonds out of the nut dispenser at the grocery store. It is a big container with a pull-lever that feeds nuts (or whatever is in it) out a wide nozzle at the bottom (into a sack). Since the honey roasted nature of this is a bit sticky, the nuts were not feeding. So I gave the container a 'shake' as I was holding the lever down (right hand - obviously). I don't know exactly what happened, but somehow the level slipped out of my hand and in the process wiped out my i, a, and m fingernails. i and m are so far gone that I cannot ever use the ping pong ball approach (at least not under the nail) until they grow out some.

So I guess it is Alaska picks on all four fingers for the foreseeable future.

dave
Ouch that's crazy. I was in a car wreck one time. It was minor, but the airbag deployed and broke those same three nails. Airbags hurt!

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by Denian Arcoleo » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:50 pm

I recently broke my thumbnail down to the flesh whilst extracting two books from my rucksack.

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by DaveLeeNC » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:45 pm

Denian Arcoleo wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:50 pm
I recently broke my thumbnail down to the flesh whilst extracting two books from my rucksack.
Removing TWO books without even thinking of wearing reinforced gloves. You got what you deserved for your careless disregard of good nail practices :D :D :D

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by RaajShinde » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:38 pm

Zipping up my jeans seems to always get me...

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by joachim33 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:21 pm

Fixing cycles is always dangerous for my thumbnail. It is the longest I have and the one growing slowest. Typically takes me several months to recover from a broken thumb nail.

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by DaveLeeNC » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:34 pm

RaajShinde wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Zipping up my jeans seems to always get me...

Cheers!
Taken out of context - this could have a very different meaning (for the guys, anyway) :D
joachim33 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:21 pm
Fixing cycles is always dangerous for my thumbnail. It is the longest I have and the one growing slowest. Typically takes me several months to recover from a broken thumb nail.
I restarted my CG stuff about 18 months ago. I have yet to have a usable thumbnail. I was OhSoClose just a few days ago - maybe another week of growth and it would have been workable. But I was unscrewing the coax to our settop box (TV cable box) and somehow tore the thing pretty much back to square one (which for me is either ping pong balls/super glue or Alaska Pics). Oh well.

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by joachim33 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:51 pm

Tumbnail fractures typically involve bleeding wounds with me. I don’t use superglue on them.

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Re: Most Innocuous Nail Breaking Task

Post by CactusWren » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:40 pm

I recently lost my thumbnail by sitting up in bed. Somehow I managed to hit it on my knee or something, and from that impact, it developed a crack which I unsuccessfully fought for weeks. Luckily, I don't really miss my thumbnail that much when it's gone and adjust quickly, but it's obviously suboptimal.

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