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More d’oh moments

My stupid thing per day count on Wednesday got up to 2. Or another way you could look at it was that I tested the effectiveness of a peeler and my front door lock, and found them both to be excellent in what they do.

Firstly I was peeling potatoes. I’d just finished the last one, when the peeler somehow went out of control and cut a chunk out of my finger. That’s one sharp peeler. Blood started pouring out of it. I got through about half a dozen bandaids, a few bits of cotton wool and some Dettol before it entirely settled down.

My second stupid thing was that when I got home for the evening, I left my keys in the front door. This wouldn’t be a problem but for the fact that my front door is a deadlock. A deadlock that I generally keep locked when I go out – after all, not much point in having a deadlock otherwise, is there?

So, ten minutes later when I wanted to take some recycling out, I realised I couldn’t. Oops. Front door locked. Locked in the house. Could I figure out how to get out, and to the front door where the keys were? Well there’s always the balcony. Hmm. The drop from the 1st floor looked a little too risky. Last thing I’d need along with a spurting finger would be a twisted ankle.

No neighbours seemed to be about to get the key for me. In the end I rang my mum, then cooked dinner while I waited for her to come to the rescue.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.