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The collected opinions of an august and aristocratic personage who, despite her body having succumbed to the ravages of time, yet retains the keen intellect, mordant wit and utter want of tact for which she was so universally lauded in her younger days. Being of a generation unequal to the mysterious demands of the computing device, Lady Bracknell relies on the good offices of her Editor for assistance with the technological aspects of her journal.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

First cut is the deepest

Paper cut.

On my eyeball.

Not recommended.

The Editor


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Dyspraxia moment?

Or were you headbutting the printer again?

11:17 pm  
Blogger Optistatic said...

Wow. May I ask how you came about such an injury, or would I be better not knowing?

A few years ago The Boyfriend managed to turn round into a shelf and grazed his good eye (the one that does the seeing). I am assured that this is also a bad idea, and should not be attempted even by people who want two weeks off work.

12:23 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whilst it is very kind of you, Lady B, to advise that we should not get paper cuts upon our eyeballs, I suspect most of your readership, like myself, had already worked that one out.

May I therefore presume 'twas not in the nature of an experiment, and therefore enquire HOW? (or if 'twas an experiment, WHY?)

10:09 am  
Blogger laughing said...

Aside from jokes about how you managed to do that, have you seen a doctor yet, and is your face half hidden under bandages now?

Feel better soon.

1:24 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

It would appear some explanation of my extreme clumsiness is required...

I was in the office yesterday and picked up a stack of three sheets of A4 from my left to bring them directly in front of me.

In so doing, I somehow managed to bring the top corners of them close enough to my left eye to be able to feel them as they cut it.

It was not pleasant.

My vision seems to be unaffected, and there is no visible damage to the surface of the eye.

It does still hurt quite a lot, though.

Pop is starting to mutter darkly about visits to doctors, but I am holding out for the moment.

7:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's impressive - did the paper circumvent your specs or do you doff them for the purposes of reading?

No matter how/why, I can only say OUCH!!!!!!!!!!

Sympathy (I'm happy to say I can't empathise from personal experience) and healing mojo is en route.

11:12 pm  
Blogger DD said...

Does it hurt more when you blink? Maybe you need to wear an eye patch for a while.

7:00 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

I only wear my specs for seeing long distances, so always take them off when I'm at my desk.

I am threatened with safety goggles for high-risk office work by His Nibs...

Much less painful today, and wasn't much affected by blinking even at its worst: so no genuine need for dramatic, novelty eye patch. More's the pity...

8:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aha! The healing mojo is working!!!

11:31 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Powerful stuff, clearly.

Now, if you could just see your way clear to pointing some of that in the direction of my sacro-iliac joints...

7:00 am  

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