Following right along on the “I am NOT old” post, I’d like to hear about the stupidest injury you have received as an adult. Not things you deed in your early teens, mind you but late teens or later.
Let’s hear about the spectacular injury you gave yourself by doing something stupid.
Mine was a couple years ago. There was a party at my brother’s house, and we were all playing with this silly air powered rocket (the kind with a big bladder type thingy that you stomp on and it sends a rocket up into the air).
To make it a little clearer, this toy was not intended for the 30 and over guests, it was intended for their kids, my cousins, who ranged from 8 to 12 or so.
However, it was found that the adults could get the rockets to go much higher, so we were amusing the kids by stomping on it for them every once in a while.
I got the bright idea to see what would happen if we dropped an old bowling ball my brother had around onto the bladder. Pretty cool, it launched the rocket up nice and high, but it was a little unwieldly, so I went to the garage and got his Bocce ball set. I figured I could take one of the heavy balls and slam it down on the bladder really hard and get a good launch out of that.
So, I tell the kids to “stand back, because the ball could bounce anywhere!” and proceed to slam the ball onto the bladder.
For some reason, I found myself lying on my back, with my hand over my face. Yep, there’s blood on my hand. My cousin is saying “Thanks for showing us what NOT to do, cousin joe”
None of the adults at the party have realized what happened, and I am feeling like someone hit me in the forehead with a sledgehammer. Finally, when a few people realized I was laying on the ground with a bunch of kids looking at me funny, I was offered some ice.
I definitely needed some alcohol after that one.
Ok, your turn!