Ok people, it's the off-season and there are only 2 games of real football left...
It is also a snow day here and things have been a little random/interesting in our household. Which led me to this thought topic.
We got about 7 inches of snow here over the weekend. Due to the weather (and the fact that I had a snow day and didn't have to go anywhere today), HokieEnginerd took my car to work today. He called a while after he left and said "I didn't make it to work." I thought he hit some ice or something and wrecked. Fortunately that was not the case..
He was going down 66 at about 70mph and he hit a piece of metal. The rear driver's tire goes flat immediately-- a blowout. He feels it and pulls to the shoulder. The car behind him pulls over too, he thinks they are just checking him; but no, they have a 3-4 inch hole in their bumper. Whatever HE hit got thrown into the car behind him. So he called a tow truck because changing a tire on 66 is not the smartest of ideas. My car gets taken to the garage for a new tire. The garage called him this afternoon and told him that whatever he hit split the rim in half and the tire was the only thing holding the rim together. Apparently the garage had NEVER seen anything like that and called everyone who was working to come see it.
So my other random moments are more funny and less life-threatening,
When I was teaching at my previous school, I got stuck ON TOP of my desk. I was sharpening pencils during indoor recess and my pencil sharpener stopped working. I pulled out my desk and unplugged the sharpener, because I was not going to stick my finger in it while it was plugged in. I look and don't see anything stuck, so I go to plug it back in. I had to climb on my desk to plug it back in. Apparently I did not pull out my desk far enough and got stuck on top of it with my arm between the desk and the wall. I had to send one of my students next door to get my friend/co-worker to come get me free.
Random injury #2:
I was baking something and got my finger stuck in the electric hand mixer. I had plugged in the mixer and was inserted the beaters. One did not go in correctly and I hit the eject button to fix them. The eject button also happened to be the power button. When I hit the button, the mixer turned on and my finger was in the beater blades. Surprise! Fortunately, there was no major damage to my finger---no blood (although possibly a chipped bone.)
So what is the most random/ "how the hell did that happen" moment for TKP?