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levels of pain

PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:53 pm
by Bruce N H
Hey,

I just saw this in an article called "21 signs you know you're a mom."

9. You think of physical pain on three levels: pain, excruciating pain and stepping on a Lego.


Bruce

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:58 pm
by AK_Brickster
Haha! I think I've seen that elsewhere before. Love it!

Just out of curiosity, how many of the 21 signs did you qualify for, Bruce? ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:12 pm
by Bluesecrets
9. A) When you step on a LEGO shark..and the fin cuts the bottom of your foot. Not quite a CHOMP...more like a slice...not a sharknado, but nearly as evil.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:32 pm
by mpoh98
Ha, thats great! I tend to agree....

Ouch Bluesecrets, that sounds REALLY painful!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:28 am
by Bruce N H
AK_Brickster wrote:Just out of curiosity, how many of the 21 signs did you qualify for, Bruce? ;)


About half. It really should have had the title "signs you're a parent of young children", as only a couple of them were truly gendered (unless you assume that only moms cook, do laundry, care for sick kids, etc).

Ouch on the shark. I still think a simple 2x4 is about the worst, though. Hmm, maybe that should be a scientific study - "Which LEGO element hurts the worst when traversing the living room with bare feet?" Anyone want to sign up as a volunteer for this study?

Bruce

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:30 am
by Lil_Curt
Bruce you got they study wrong! Its which element hurts worst while traversing the living room at 2 am, while heading to the restroom or the kitchen to get a drink!

Double ouch on the shark Blue, I have never had any piece break the skin though. An i have to side with you bruce, the basic 2x4 bricks hurt. Done it more then once. Though they arnt my daughters bricks, she is perty good picking hers up. Its mistly mine or my wifes, an happens while we are sorting the collection, or breaking down sets.

Curt

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:48 pm
by theboywarrior
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30592
Ever had one of these babies embedded in your foot? I have. Technic pins are no fun. However, I have never stepped on a shark before. I'll just assume it's a bad idea and carry on.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:15 pm
by AK_Brickster
Sheesh, you guys are making me cringe!

Easy solution: Work at a desk/table and get a dog. He'll happily munch on any stray Lego that might accidentally find its way to the floor (I know from experience, lol)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:26 pm
by Purple Wolf
Wow some of you have some interesting tales about stepping on Lego as for me I've stepped on Lego so much it doesn't really hurt any more.

Purple Wolf :)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:18 pm
by OverLoad
I can't find the piece on Bricklink, but I have fallen knee first onto a massive fire engine bed, with a very sharp hitch. The ensuing wound was gruesome, a scrape and a stab at the same time. Yikes! :twitch:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:47 am
by Aeridian
Yeah, there was this one time when I jumped off my top bunk and landed on an ill placed brick, it wasn't pretty...

Re: levels of pain

PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:45 am
by friskywhiskers
My Cat used to sleep on random pices of Lego. Go Figure.