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Ketchup With Us #29

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a stupid accident that resulted in an even stupider injury. I’ll bet someone actually just raised a hand that was holding a cup of hot coffee and scalded him/herself. (snicker)

That’s exactly my point.

I’m a proud spaz and am willing to bet lots of you guys are, too. Remember, as I sit here typing, I am now four weeks in recovery for one of the most painful, most bloody and easily most stupid injuries I’ve ever had. But the boneheaded accident with my foot was just the tip (pardon the pun) of the iceberg for me. (Sigh) I’ve got millions of them. 

“I don’t WANT to!”  I whined.

“Oh, come on,” they pleaded. “It’ll be fun.”

So I entered the cage, stood on the painted feet and waited. Already knowing what was going to happen. Whoosh! The ball sprang from the machine. Directly into my left cheekbone knocking the “protective” helmet from my skull.

“I told you,” I managed.


This picture was taken right before the incident … even though my fat-with-youth face already looks swollen. (Vanessa calls the younger me Kelly Kapowski of TV’s Saved by the Bell.) After the incident, the  manager shut the batting cages down for a while. And I most certainly wasn’t smiling.

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Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer for today is …

Brain Tomahawk


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‘KETCHUP WITH US’ – Prompt 29

In 57 words or less, tell us about your DUMBEST INJURY ever. (Or, if you’re like me, pick one of them.)