Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Stay away from power tools.....

Ok, everybody I know is forbidden to work with table saws any more. At least for a little while. Just got a call from one of my old roommates, he needs a ride to pick up his paycheck from work. Why? Oh, because he's on Loritab right now. He works in cabinetry and yesterday tried to take off his index finger. They're hoping he'll be able to keep the whole finger, might lose it down to the first knuckle. Overreacting? Nah, because at the beginning of this month my principal was working on some birdhouses and tried to do the same thing with her middle and ring fingers. She used the word groundbeef when describing it to the school registrar. Last thing I heard, last week, was that she was going to be able to keep the fingers, but there was the possibility of losing them down to the first knuckle also. Too many parallels. So, no table saws folks. At least for the rest of the summer, ok?


jannx said...

Wow, this was some entry. I had to do a Google search for Loritab. Some of us blog readers are not too bright. Sorry, I'm getting sidetracked.

This was an interesting (and unfortunate) blog entry. At first I thought it was going to be a lite comedic observation, but it turned serious. I'm sorry to hear about your friend and your principal, I hope everything works out for them.

I'll also have to remember to be extremely careful around power tools.

Max said...

Please do be careful, two injured friends is enough. And the good part is that everyone involved is going to be allright, they might lose a little dexterity in their fingers, but nothing life threatening.