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TEXT QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What's a dumb way you injured yourself?

  • Q: What’s a dumb way you injured yourself? A: Washing a food chopper!! We didn't have a dishwasher at the time so everything was done by hand by Yours Truly. Hubby had made homemade salsa & there were pieces stuck, particularly of onions (which I hate). So I was giving it a good scrub; one little slip & I sliced the end of my middle finger!! To make matters worse, the cut went deep enough to sever my tendon After all was said & done with Visit Copays, Time Off Work & Surgical Costs (yep-you read that right=I got TWO surgeries!!), it would have been cheaper just to buy the f'in dishwasher
  • I actually broke my manhood during a very standard go with my wife. It was bad enough I ended up going to the doctor because it had turned black and blue. After explaining to the doctor how it went down, he didn’t believe me. He explained that it normally only happens with the female on top. To drive home the fact he didn’t believe me, he let me know how this usually only happens to “well endowed” gentlemen. So hilariously awful.
  • When I was a teenager I went to the Rockford rope swing with a car full of friends. There were a bunch of other teens there that we didn’t know and they were all doing flips and tricks. So I tried a backflip for my first time. I did a backflip and a half letting go too late and landed face first in 3 feet of water. I opened my eyes right as I hit the water. It felt like the worlds smallest hands were smacking my eyeballs!! Hahahahaha
  • I was making my bed and putting the fitted sheet on and threw out my back, dont ask me how I did that one!
  • I dropped a can of shaving cream on my foot while taking a shower and cracked my right bunion. The injury occurred 3 weeks before my wedding and was so bad that it required surgery to put a pin in my foot. Since I couldn’t get the surgery pre-wedding and be healed in time, I limped around with flip flops on since my foot was so swollen. On the day of my wedding, I could not squeeze my foot into my beautiful white dress shoe and so I set my foot on top of it and we wrapped masking tape around it to keep it in place and so that I would not appear lopsided with only 1 heel. My family still mocks me to this day!
  • Took a nap in my car at lunch. Jumped out of my car when my alarm went off and stepped wrong because my leg was so asleep. Ended up fracturing my foot. At least I work for foot and ankle doctors!
  • Tqotd: tripped over the flat floor while dancing in my living room. Broke my toe.
  • I was running into the kitchen for breakfast when I was 4 and slipped on the floor and broke my wrist on the corner of the counter. We were racing to the table because we always fought for one of the seats....I guess I've always been competitive
  • A seasoned softball player, I was managing my own team for our 2nd season... first practice of the summer I was warming up with a teammate, and apparently decided to catch her lobbed throw with the bridge of my nose. I play left field and catch fly balls all day, but that one ball-I still don’t understand how it happened. Started my new job with 2 black eyes.
  • Freak water ski fall / near recovery. Regained control of my balance while rope was in reach. Missed it, but it caught me on the corner of my mouth. My first "wrinkle" was a scar.
  • Ran off the couch after trying to kill a spider and body slammed the floor shattering my left elbow(plate a 8 screws), broke my right elbow, and broke my left ankle for the second time first was slipping on slushy stairs.
  • I was moving and carrying a box to the basement and missed the last 2 steps. Fell hard on my knee on the concrete.
  • Pulling a strap off a pallet of products at my old job and it got caught under the skid. Instead of cutting it and picking up the rest of the strap when I was done, I proceeded to yank it as hard as I could. The strap broke and I punched myself right in the nose
  • Jump roping on a trampoline left me with a major sprain and a hairline fracture in my ankle and makes it possible to twist my ankle if the wind blows right.
  • Broke my nose on a treadmill. Left the belt running and when I jumped back on, I slammed my face on the console and flew off.
  • When I was 6, I was riding my bike that my parents got from a neighbor girl for me to learn on. It had no brakes. I was riding barefoot on a sloping gravel driveway. I looked up and a car was coming. I had to decide to put my feet on the gravel to stop or hit the car. I smashed into the rear quarter panel and flew over the trunk of the car and landed on the curb and was bleeding from chin to knees. My Mom came running out and when I got up I said to the girl that was driving, "Don't you know how to drive?!?!" The girl was driving with her dad and her temp license. Lol She was also the girl we got the bike from. Can't make this stuff up!
  • So many. Broken bones from tripping while walking, lots of horse injuries, but the best was needed hip surgery after being stuck in a roller coaster at Cedar Point
  • Not me, my hubby coughed yesterday and threw out his back!! Can barely get off the couch, has tried heat, ice and stretches. 3 weeks ago it was a sneeze that did the same thing to his back...God forbid he toots
  • My husband tried to do a Sweet Chin Music and slipped on gravel. He table topped himself, hit his head and gave himself a concussion. Lol.
  • Dropped a can of soup from the pantry on my foot. Servere nerve pain for months. Sigh
  • Going down a wooden staircase in tights is never a good idea. Broke my ankle when my left foot slipped and the right one stayed put.
  • Tripped over a cordless phone
  • Brian cut his finger open on new years eve while trying to open a bottle of wine and required a trip to the ER
  • Fell down the stairs of school bus at Miller Park. Open bar before we left for the game.
  • I was doing Tybo & accidentally kicked my entertainment center & broke my toe this was back when Tybo & entertainment centers were cool
  • Argh, broke 4 ribs and collapsed my lung when I fell onto the corner of my couch trying to adjust an indoor antenna.
  • My foot got caught underneath a revolving door and people actually got stuck in it because of it. Sprained foot and a lot of embarrassment
  • Broke my finger at a Redwings game. We were in the nosebleed seats at Joe Louis where the ceiling is pretty low. Celebrating them coming back from something like a 4-1 deficit. How did I celebrate? By shooting my arms straight up into the air and punching the cement ceiling.
  • When I was 12 or 13 my 8 year old brother built his own bike ramp out of bricks and plywood. As I was going over the ramp it broke under my bike and I ended up breaking both wrists from catching my fall. Had a cast on each arm for about 3 months.
  • Severely broke my arm arm wrestling
  • In the 90s my parents phone was attached to the wall and had a 50ft cord. I was a teenager and I would always go outside and stand on our porch while on the phone. So I was outside on the porch talking with a boyfriend on the phone and was mindlessly twirling myself up in the phone cord. Next thing I know, as I was twisting I rolled my ankle, tripped and fell down the steps. The phone cord had pulled out of the phone and I hobbled back into the house to plug it back in and my boyfriend had no idea that I just biffed it as he was still talking away. My ankle hurt like hell and I politely ended the call saying I had to go. He never knew how I sprained my ankle. Lol
  • This past summer I was riding my bike with a tennis hopper on my handle bar. I looked over at my son which caused the hopper to hit my front wheel. I fell to the pavement and ended up with a bloody arm and bruises all over. BUT, I went on to play tennis.
  • I went to look at a new voicemail on my phone but instead hit my face.
  • I was working on not cutting a dog's pad while grooming and instead sliced open my wrist.
  • Way back in the day when flip phones were coming out I was obsessed. So obsessed I would play on the phone while riding my bike. Well, I ended up running into a parked car and bruised my pelvic bone. I was so mad not only did I drop my phone but I bent the rim on my bike.
  • I was trying to prove to my kids that I could be cool going down the sledding hill... I ended up with a baseball sized purple bruise on my right butt cheek.
  • I was wearing very worn out Crocs, in my jammies and robe, took my disabled dog outside with a rear-end harness on a cold, snowy morning. Slipped and fell onto my "good" knee, right on the landscape stones. Laid there on my back for a few minutes because I'm too old and fat to get up right away. My dogs were thrilled to see me on the ground at their level, so I laid there, in the cold, on the rocks, petting and playing with them. The disabled dog was not injured, thankfully.
  • I was running into lake michigan after work and tripped on a shelf of sand and sprained my ankle and fractured my foot.
  • Slammed my shoelace in the front door of my house and fell hard on my knees where everyone could see me
  • When I was in 5th grade, the White Sox won the world series. I was so excited when they won that I kept off the couch so fast that I pulled a few muscles in my back. Had to lay on the couch for a day or so to heal. I was literally 10.
  • Stepped on a Garden rake in bare feet. Turned so the handle wouldn't hit me in the face and wound up with 20 stitches on the bottom of my foot.
  • I am a frugal person so my favorite paint brush fell apart so trying to push the brush back onto the metal handle it slipped and sliced my finger 7 stitches later Try telling that story to a doctor
  • Back in high school I worked at Arby’s and pushed a roast and instead of the roast the blade cut my thumb. Right before prom senior year. I’ve also tripped on flat group... let’s just say being a clutz runs in the family.
  • I was laying in bed with my laptop propped on my knees. I shifted positions and my laptop slid down and the edge of the lid hit me in the face and cut my nose.
  • I was leaning back in my chair against the wall in the gym, metal folding chair, my teacher said dont to that. I said "I'm fine i do it all the time" 2 seconds later the chair slid, knocked my head so hard I couldnt see to walk to my locker to get my coat for my mom to pick me to go to the ER. Concussion!
  • Broke my ankle in 3 places picking up my chapstick off the floor.
  • Bent down to pick up a kitten...it leaped up at me and I was startled. I took two steps backwards and the second was into a rabbit hole. I broke the bottom of my fibula.
  • Broke my middle finger jumping up onto a tall bed when I was in 6th grade -- never went to the doctor for it so it's rather crooked
  • When I was about 15 I did some sort of tuck and roll somersault on my friends bed... after about the 3rd time I landed funny on my head pushing it downward toward my chest.. 7 ribs out of place
  • Missed ONE step at the top of a flight of 18 concrete stairs, fell down the majority of the stairs, broke and dislocated my shoulder.
  • I was mopping my kitchen floor with a swiffer, picked up the mop to change the pad, hit the light fixture which broke and fell on me, slicing a two inch gash in my wrist.
  • I jumped off a speaker box that was on a stage in 6 inch heels and broke my ankle....yes alcohol was involved
  • I was at the children's museum when my kids were little. I was looking to see where the tubes on the ceiling went. ( the ones you talk into) I tripped and totally splatted my thighs on the tile floor- didn't even try to break my fall. The sound..omg and the bloody knees....
  • Dog tripped me. Gave me a mild concussion. Swollen knee and bruised my hand.
  • I hated tying my shoes, my mom always yelled at me about it. My sister took the last balloon and I was chasing her. My mom said tie your shoes you’re going to fall. I broke my arm I fell
  • I was racing my kids up the stairs they were in an elevator and I started to trip put my hand down on the hand rail and now my pinky will never be straight again. This is after months of physical therapy too But hey I WON!!
  • Wore slippers with no grip on wooden stares, with no rail. I fell down them and bruised my ribs.
  • Fell walking down the hallway and smashed my face in the floor... had multiple x-rays and mri’s. Nothing more that a bunch of deep bruises and blood but i hurt for weeks
  • I slammed my finger in the door of a very nice car and the Devos Car Show...
  • Held a staple gun backwards and shot the staple into my hand instead of the piece of wood
  • TQOTD: I tripped myself playing soccer in gym class in middle school (full on running and went to kick with one leg and was still running forward with the other) and sprained my wrist bracing myself for the fall. To this day I still have trouble with my wrist popping in and out of place when I lift thin
  • Fish might appreciate mine.. I dove for a ball playing racquetball, and smashed my chin on the ground. Lost 2 teeth and needed 9 stitches in my chin.. but I got the point, so it was worth it! Right?
  • I have many dumb ways that I have hurt myself.. got drunk at my brother's wedding and fell off the dj booth. Ended up in the ER the next morning with a severely sprained ankle
  • I was visiting a friend and was told she was in the basement, so I was walking down the stairs to find her and she jumped out from under their stupid pool table at me. My fight or flight response kicked in and I turned to run back up the stairs and fell up the stairs and completely broke my thumb. ‍♀️
  • When I was 11 I walked out in front of the hay mower and it completely cut off my left foot!!!
  • when I was eight I was at the mall with my family and along with other kids I was climbing on these animal statues and one was an alligator. I used the alligators snout as a jungle gym bar and was doing flips around it. On the fifth time around I slipped and slammed onto the concrete mall floor and fractured my shoulder.
  • #tqotd: Back in the day Meijer had a play area in the middle of the store. I was in 1st grade- mom and dad were shopping, sister and I playing in the play area- I had to go potty BAD. I run out of the play area and and ran smack dab into a boys forehead AND BROKE MY NOSE!
  • In high school I feel while changing my pants in the locker room at the beginning of track season and was on crutches for almost the entire rest of the season
  • I sliced my thumb when I was slicing an apple on a mandolin had to have 5 stitches to reattach it
  • My mom took me bowling for my 7th birthday. I was carrying the bowling ball to the alley and tripped over the step, dropping the ball on my finger. So my ring finger is now a pancake.
  • I’m pretty accident prone. I’ve jumped off a roof and broken an ankle, fallen out of a tree and landed on the edge of a trampoline and broken an arm, and tripped over a footstool and broken my collarbone..the list goes on.....
  • ? Of da day ....... I came home drunk looking for my dog. Fell down a flight of 4 stairs , lol . Brazed my back. Then had to get it lanced after a week cuz the blood was pooling up . Did this stop me from drinking . Ummmmm noppers.
  • In high school I feel while changing my pants in the locker room at the beginning of track season and was on crutches for almost the entire rest of the season
  • I broke my foot in two places by tripping in the parking lot. Don't know even what I tripped on
  • I broke my ankle walking on my hands. I came down on the edge of the bar...so much for gymnastics inside.
  • What dumb way did I injured myself you ask? Trying to stand on a basketball. Honestly WTF was I thinking? Severely bruised yet not broken tail bone was the result. Stupid adult moment. LMAO
  • my uncle and I were riding him down the road, each on a horse, and once you got close to the house the horses would just run cuz they knew where they were at so they would just start running full force and my uncle was on Daisy and she took off full force running and I look back and he was like on the saddle still amazingly but like sideways
  • I was trying to pry apart frozen biscuits, and like an idiot I grab a steak knife. Ended up with 7 stitches between my thumb and index finger.
  • Working on my plow truck decided it was a good idea to use a 4 foot gorilla bar to pry on it and wouldnt ya know it im missing my front 3 teeth now lol
  • Old fashioned heavy metal kitchen scissors falling off a counter, fell, stabbed through my foot and stuck vertically into the floor.....
  • I was hanging out with a friend and watching stupid youtube videos, when I laughed so hard I fell back and hit my head on a door, fell to the ground and blacked out. Woke up laughing and my friend freaking out, then I went to the hospital cause I had a concussion. I also love your show!!!!
  • One night I was in a deep sleep and dreaming I was being chased by someone...I was running away and had to jump over a huge pile of rocks...I fell when I jumped and that’s when I woke up in excruciating pain from a badly twisted ankle . I had jumped off the end of my waterbed while sleepwalking thinking I was jumping over the rocks in my dream! I ended up with a cast because the sprain was so bad!
  • I was at my boyfriend's house (now husband) washing dishes. I had my hand in a glass underwater and the heat from the water must've broken the glass. When I pulled my hand out of the water my knuckles we're sliced really deep that I had to go get stitches. I was a teacher at the time and my High school students Decided to start a rumor that I had gotten into a bar fight over one of the other teachers because they thought we were a couple
  • Had a rowdy balloon animals session and ended up in a neck brace for 6 weeks with fractured vertebrae
  • When I was 4 I had a crush on my 9 year old neighbor Toby. One day she beguiled me to jump off a porch and she’d catch me. To impress my fair lady I obliged. Once I was in the air, though, she jokingly put her hands behind her back, and I went to the ground, breaking my leg. My mom was not home, so Toby’s parents had to watch me all day. Mom came home that night, took me to the hospital, and I spent 4 weeks in traction. I learned that day when a woman triple dog dares me to do something, I just say, “No.”
  • I was leaning over a table and the underwire in my bra snapped in half puncturing my boob. I had to carefully pull the wire out bc it was in so deeply and then had to get a tetanus shot

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