Whammo! Zappo! Blood started spraying out of my left index finger at about the same time that I felt a searing pain. Rats! I had sliced into my finger.
Quickly I pressed my thumb into the injured finger, thinking it would stop the blood flow. I still had more chopping to do so I shook of the idea of discomfort and kept going until the onion was completely sliced. Sadly, there seemed to still be oozing blood that would not stop. I think part of the problem was that I was using a serrated knife which did a whale of a job slicing through unresisting skin.
|Finger sliced with the offending knife|
After a while I washed the site well and realized that I had not sliced INTO my finger, I had sliced OFF some of the finger. Icky! Really icky!
Well, it did start healing but now, several days later every time I inadvertently tap that part of my finger into something, I know it! Eventually it will heal completely; new skin will grow; and those quick zaps of sharp pain with recede into nothingness. At least, I expect that will happen.
SO the tip of the day is: be slow and methodical when chopping and slicing with a sharp knife. And especially BE CAREFUL! It slows up progress towards goal to have accidents.