Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ouch! Don't vacuum barefoot!

Last night I got a shot of motivation right before bed and decided to vacuum the living room. We have this little tray table, like for serving breakfast in bed, Riley uses it for a homework table. It was in the middle of the floor in my way, and I didn't want to turn off the vacuum to move it, so I just kicked it with my bare foot. Well, the wrong part of my foot, hit the wrong part of the table, and I jammed one of my toes pretty hard. At first I didn't think anything about it, just hurt like any time you hit your toe. But then I was up most of the night in pain, and this morning I could tell it was broken. I didn't go to the Dr., because for one thing, I don't have insurance, but also I've had broken toes before (I'm kinda a Klutz!) and I know all they can do is tape it up. So, that's what I did.
The first thing I thought was, "I don't think I can ride, I won't be able to shift." But this week is pretty busy so I probably wouldn't have gotten out anyways. And in my experience with my other broken toes, they all healed up pretty quickly.
So, anyways, the moral of the story is....

Don't vacuum barefoot.
Or don't be lazy and kick stuff out of the way.
Or just don't vacuum at all.


Anonymous said...

Nicole goes with the "don't vacuum at all" method. That is why I do the vacuuming and the mopping. My vagina is growing in quite nicely. I miss my testicles though.

Lady R (Di) said...

micky97...LOL!!!! To funny!

bb... broken toes hurt! I have never had a broke bone otherwise, but I did break my toes more than once. The key to keeping it from hurting, believe it or not, is to wear hard sole shoes, not tennis shoes, while your toe is taped. If you wear boots, you probably won't have a problem trying to ride.

Sorry you hurt yourself, but thanks for the laugh anyway!

FLHX_Dave said...

You learned how to use a vacuum!?!?
Way to go girl! Here I thought you had broken the toe from kicking me around.

Spyche29 said...

I like the don't vacuum at all... Brett knows me very well. LOL

Anonymous said...

I once went in to the school nurse during my planning period, stood in line to check in with all of the kids who were going to die if they didn't get an ibuprofin or a cough drop. When it was my turn I simply asked Shirley (the nurse) 2 questions:
1) Can you break your toes by dropping a curling iron on it?
2) If it is broken, won't you just tape it to the one next to it anyway?
After Shirley replied yes on both accounts, I simply said "Okay" and went to McDonalds for lunch! LOL
(she still thinks I am insane...and she's probably right!!!)

Sorry you hurt your toe. Take some Advil & try not to kick anything else this week! You'll be feeling better in no time! ;-)

"Joker" said...

OMG...what next!

So far I've broken a finger, my leg, and a few ribs, but no toes yet. OUCH! I'm with Lady R on the footwear. Remember to keep that bad boy straight while it heels unless you want yourself a built-in clam digger! LOL!!

Hope you get better soon... ;)

Anonymous said...

I like to vacuum with steel toe boots and black leather chaps on... but nothing else.

Ann said...

I'll take option 3: don't vacuum at all! LOL!

I've done this before, BB. I'm hoping your toe heals quickly. And to be honest...you must not have been to the ER for a broken toe in a while, because they don't even tape it anymore. They give you ibuprofen and send you on your way.

And for Dave's comment, I think you should break his toe! :)

Big Daddy said...

Mr. M deserves credit for bringing me back to the writer's table. A successful story is where the writer paints just enough details and leaves the rest to the imagination. Your telling of the barefoot vacuuming, naturally, brought a more, shall we say, risque vision of beauty to my mind. Unfortunately, I will no longer be writing any more stories, as my writer's eye has been irrevocably scarred and burned by Road Captain's comment! LOL

Hope your toe feels better soon!

Dean "D-Day" said...

Agree, Big D. After that description from RC, I'm feeling a little violated.

BB - You need a bigger vacuum like I have. I use it like a battering ram to push stuff out of the way. Whatever doesn't get pushed just gets sucked up.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

I just want to know what Jay dows with that vacuum while dressed, or not so dressed in that way.

No wait I take it back. I don't want to know! LOL!

B.B. said...

LMAO at all of your comments. Thanks for the good thoughts, great advice, and laughs. (and a couple of scary visuals.) LOL.

Dave- all I can say is...do you know how to use a washer and dryer? Well you better learn!