You see that Wusthof knife I’ve recommended in my Amazon widget, over there on the sidebar? (You may have to scroll down a bit.) I say in my review that it makes chopping vegetables like slicing butter. It’s that quality that makes it a fabulous knife but also a dangerous weapon. Yeah, well. You probably know where this is going.
Last night I was slicing an onion for dinner. I’ve never mastered the art of holding the onion so that my knuckles, rather than my fingertips, are closest to the blade of the knife. But I do try to be extra careful when my slicing gets closer to the end near my hand.
So I was slicing away with my right hand when the knife suddenly slipped on the slippery onion skin and hacked off the corner of the fingernail on my left thumb. Fortunately my reflexes were working fast enough so that I managed to avoid contact with my skin.
As I inspected my thumb to reassure myself that there was no damage, I had to stop and chuckle. I ask you this. Who else but I could manage to nearly lose the tip of both thumbs in the same week?