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I have a pattern of burning myself unintentionally and in really stupid ways all at the same time.

When I was a teenager I used to lean on the stove, often putting my hand on the cool burner.  It was a bad habit and one that my parents would frequently scold me for and try to correct.  I burned myself 2 times in 7 or 8 years before I eventually burned my hand bad enough that I could see the small rings of the coil on my hand.  It didnèt require the Hospital but it hurt enough to stop (hopefully for good).

The hand that heals

The hand that heals - tiny flesh wound.

I have burned myself twice in the last 2 or 3 weeks – the first times that I have done so in many years.  Not a bad burn and I certainly didn t enjoy it. The first time was on an oven rack (top of hand above) and the second was grabbing a roasting pot with a bare hand mere moments after taking it out of the stove – I just blanked out and grasped it with 3 fingers.  Stupid move and one I am lucky to laugh about.

My question is somewhat morose – am I the only one who doesn t like getting burned but considers it some mark of courage or a cost of admission for our passion ? I know it ‘s not logical and that I should wear mitts before something more serious happens – and I can‘t explain the feeling; I just dont think I’m alone with this one!

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