A cautionary tale…

You wouldn’t think that selling books would involve the loss of much blood but unless you keep your concentration, it can!

The steri-strips came off today but you can still see the angle at which the steel rule was being held to guide the Stanley knife through the cardboard of the book-pack, trimming it to size. Only a blade past the prime of sharpness prevented complete removal of the top right corner of the index finger. On the other hand (so to speak) a sharper blade might have cut straight through the slight fault in the cardboard that made it jump.

Either way, it has been a ‘sharp’ reminder to keep your mind on what you are doing!

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2 Responses to A cautionary tale…

  1. Jane Badger says:

    Ouch Mike – that must have been a very bad moment.

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