:: Saturday, October 23, 2004 ::
Consumers beware: LAst night, i was opening a over packaged web cam from Macally.com that I thought would be cool to take on the road. The plastic on the clear box is so hard that I had to use a great deal of force opening it with scissors. I slowly cut around one of the fused seams and then had to make a right turn to go around the next.
Well, that didn't go so well and the scissors lost their resistance at one point as I was pushing them through the plastic and the not quite closed tips went right into my left thumb. If you look at your hand, palm up, two thumb joints are closest to you. The second one away from the thumbnail. Right on it. Nice little V shaped and deep hack. Thought it might require a stitch or two, but the bleeding stopped eventually. We shall see what it looks like when I change the bandages. Lesson? Don't buy over armoured boxes of stuff without a laser to cut them open. Problem is, the laser would probably come in a similarly armoured package...
:: Mike Wood 12:21 [+] ::