Close Call

I realized pretty quick after starting here that offices pose a much greater threat to one's personal safety than I was initially aware of. I mean besides the carpal tunnel syndrome, eyestrain, and office-chair bum syndrome. I mean having hands covered in paper cuts so that you look like you've got a brand new kitten who doesn't know just how sharp its claws really are. I mean file-folder cuts, the nasty old, fat, bully cousin of paper cuts. Finally, I mean narrowly escaping a paper cut TO THE EYE! No one warned me of this! They always said "it's all fun and games until someone pokes an eye out", not "It's all boring filing until someone scratches their delicate cornea with a piece of paper, resulting in way more pain than physical damage and the possibility for slight problems with your vision, depending on where you got cut."

Of course, I did only almost give myself a paper-cut-to-the-eye, so I guess I can't complain too much.

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