What’s the most stupid thing you’ve ever done? And do you ever use this “stupid” material in your writing?
My stupid thing
I wanted vanilla ice cream but the only thing we had in the house was a box of ice-cream sandwiches. So, what did I do? I get an ice-cream sandwich and decide to cut off the cookie part. Seems like a logical thing to do, right?
I'm holding the ice-cream sandwich in my left hand and a knife in the other, working the knife between the cookie part and the ice-cream part. When suddenly the freakin' knife slips and slices my thumb. Blood squirts everywhere. The kids are yelling and the dog is barking and I’m about to faint because I so can’t take blood. I mean it’s red, right? Bright red.
So, I grab a tea-towel, wrap it around my bloody thumb and yell to Hubs, who is upstairs doing God knows what, that I cut myself and I’m driving to the emergency room. Of course, driving with a thumb wrapped in a tea-towel is a bit of a challenge but I make it.
I get into the emergency room, they whisk me into an exam bay and the doctor comes in. Well, you can just imagine his face when I told him what happened.
"You do know that the cookie part is the best part," he said. “I mean, most people like the cookie.”
“I know, I know,” I said. “But I really only wanted vanilla ice cream.”
I ended up with eight stitches. And I bet they are still telling that story today.
Pretty dumb, huh? Now your turn.
P.S. Maybe my next project should be a book about my quirky self. The World According to Me