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What do you do when you hurt yourself?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bloodhammer, Nov 26, 2012.

What do you do when you hurt yourself?

Poll closed Dec 1, 2012.
  1. Act like nothing happened, suck up the pain, and hope no one saw it

    11 vote(s)
  2. Clamp your hand/s on the affected area and groan and rock until the pain goes away

    5 vote(s)
  3. Verbally exclaim your pain and surprise - possibly start cursing

    25 vote(s)
  4. Run to the bathroom and "doctor" the affected area with way too much bandaids and/or gauze

    0 vote(s)
  5. Cry

    0 vote(s)
  6. Get mad and start yelling at the people around you for leaving, whatever it was, there

    3 vote(s)
  1. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    I'm talking about small, but painful stuff - nothing that REQUIRES medical attention. Like stubbing your toe or hitting your thumb with a hammer or jabbing your finger with a .011 gauge guitar string.

    I tend to get embarrassed at my clumsiness, but sometimes I laugh if it's funny enough.
  2. NWB


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    Crown Royal.
  3. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Poll added.
  4. pocketgroove


    Jun 28, 2010
    I definitely clamp the hands until it goes away.
  5. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
  6. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Northeast Ohio
  7. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    Definitely option #1 for me. I just soldier on. I've got no time for no stinkin' pain. :mad: :cool:
  8. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
  9. Carrots.
  10. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass SUSPENDED

    Apr 10, 2009
    Crowned elephant.
  11. Combination.

    Swear and then move on as if nothing ever happened.
  12. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    Maybe one word but otherwise no tantrums or blame games....suck it up and drive on...

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I smugly smirk within myself and quietly say, I still feel. :smug:
  14. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    My brother in law was helping me move some stuff last week, and I skinned my knuckle on a door frame. Peeled the skin right off of it. It really didn't hurt that bad, so I just pulled the loose flap of skin off and went back to work.

    Later on we were having beers and he's like "dude! You're bleeding like a stuck pig." It was kinda drippy. So I got a wet paper towel, and we had beers.......
  15. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Ah yes. I have done that so many times I often joke that my knuckles are pure scar tissue. It doesn't hurt until sweat-salt accumulates on the exposed dermis. Or alcohol or acetone gets in it.

    Electricity often gets a good yell out of me, but I've gotten to the point that I just jerk back most of the time and save my breath. Still friggin hurts, though!
  16. 1) Think about what it will prevent me from doing.

    2) wonder why I heal so slowly.
  17. tbrannon


    Jun 11, 2006
  18. JacoLesFlea


    Jun 16, 2006
    Curl up in the fetal position,crying and sucking my thumb while self exploring.
  19. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005

    This, if I'm alone.

    Out in the public,I act like nothing happened and try to keep a smile with tears in my eyes.
  20. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    My day job provides me with many opportunities to cause myself pain. While I politely decline most of them, it'd be rude to turn them all down. Luckily, the regular exposure and desire to continue in my trajectory allow for me to move past most items short of limb loss or compound fractures. More care is typically spent hiding the open, gushing wounds from the public than actually addressing them.