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10 September 2009 @ 12:22 am
I has multiple owies. :(
Why are so many people such utter f*ckw*ts? And why do I have to work with them?

One of them left a box of bananas in a narrow hallway out back at work - a box of bananas that I had already moved out of the way twice so it wasn't a hazard.

I'm sitting here now with a bloody and bruised neck and shoulder, a bruised elbow, middle finger, knee and ankle, all on my left side, because when I closed up shop an hour ago, I grabbed my cash drawer and one of the scratchcard lockboxes and headed for the office.

I'm laden, I can't see the floor as I come round the door, but I know I cleared everything out of the way not an hour ago... So, I trip, go sideways, rolling my ankle. I totter into the office, hit the wall, which shoves the scratchcard lockbox (open tubular steel piping aimed for my throat!) into my neck and shoulder, at which point I lose verticality and come down on someone's effing scooter that should never have been in the office in the first place, scattering cash all over the place, wrenching my wrist, landing hard on my knee and scraping a load of skin off knuckle, neck and shoulder.

No gaping wounds, thank god, but christ, I'm not going to be able to move tomorrow, and I can forget about putting on a bra. And probably nodding. I can feel my neck muscles tightening as I type. I'm going to be black and blue and scabby. Lovely. I may take pictures. (Why should I suffer alone?)

Oh, and the f*ckw*t thought it was hilarious. It doesn't seem to occur to her that IT'S HER FAULT for moving the banana box from where I'd put it safely out of the way. She didn't even put any bananas out!

So, In conclusion: OW.

In other news, I have 660ml of 5.3% pear cider and two Jaffa Cake muffins.

But I'm still fuming.

Sentimental yet sardonic: Bugsbooster17 on September 9th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
*huggles gently*

Yuck. Make sure the pear cider's gone by the morning okay?
darkhavens: hug teddybear [me]darkhavens on September 9th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
*whimpers and sighs*

Oh, the cider will be gone waaaaaay before then. I'm halfway down the bottle already. :D
dancetomato on September 9th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
Good gravy, what an idiot coworker is. I'm all worried about you. *kisses your owies*
darkhavens: sn damaged [literati]darkhavens on September 9th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
*purrs* Thankee.

I'll be fine, eventually, but tomorrow will not be fun.

At least I'm not due back in until Friday evening, but if the bruise on my shoulder and neck is larger or deeper than I thought, I'm gonna have to call in sick; there's no way I'll be able to get dressed. Big boobies mean big bras and... no. Too much concentrated owie.

I am self-medicating with alcohol and chocolate though, and later there will be bacon and other comfort food... if I can get out of the chair. *ponders this*

Drake: just noflight_wo_wings on September 10th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
You're lucky you walked away with just bruises! D: Please tell me you told a supervisor about it.

(waves) I found all the awesome I could have hoped for in your tags, by the way. And then some. XD
darkhavens: batflash up close & personal [literati]darkhavens on September 10th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)

We're only a small shop, so only the two of us were on and I was such a mess I completely forgot to leave a note. I think I might phone in in the morning and let them know what happened, just in case I do have to call in sick on friday. :/

I'm glad you had fun digging about in the tags. I recently tallied up the fandoms I've written in, and managed to surprise myself. *g*
who said what now? - flight_wo_wings on September 10th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on September 10th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
akasakasan: brian and justin comfortakasakasan on September 10th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
Ow ow ow!!

What a bitch, though! And she seriously thought it was funny that you were hurt? *growls*

I'm sending you chicken soup from Australia. Even if you aren't sick, just hurt, chicken soup cures all ailes. Although so do Jaffa Cake muffins!! (yummy)

*hugs you very, very carefully*
darkhavens: sn damaged [literati]darkhavens on September 10th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Thank you! *smishes you back with minimal squeaking*

I love chicken soup! *holds bowl under a USB port*


I had chicken soup yesterday for the first time in ages. Maybe I'm psychic and knew I'd be needing the comfort chicken soup provides! LOL!

Coworker is in her early twenties, wears her trousers hung really low to show off her variously logo'd underwear and smokes pot almost daily. There's not much going on between her ears. I don't think it occured to her *not* to laugh, even as she was getting me a damp cloth to wipe the blood off my neck.

Sometimes people scare me.
sunnyd_lite: chocofacesunnyd_lite on September 10th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
ouch! Yay for Jaffa to make things a bit better. (see icon for incorrect usage of chocolate)

Random thought, epsom salt bath?

Hope you feel better soonest.
darkhavens: sn damaged [literati]darkhavens on September 10th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
Oh, I would dearly love a long hot soak in the bath, but I don't trust my left arm and leg to help me get out afterwards. I took a short hot shower when I got home and was a bit unstable getting out of the tub then, so. :/

Good idea though, and I will hold onto it until tomorrow (or Friday) and see how the damaged bits are holding up. *g*

Thankee!! :D
tabaqui: beakermeepbyinmonkeystabaqui on September 10th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)

You're gonna send someone to kick her ass, right? Or, hell, i'll come over there and kick her ass for you.


*sends cabana boys with bandages and betadine and soothing hot oils to soothe your muscles with and more cider and chocolate and fluffy pillows*

I'm glad you're mostly okay, bay-bee.
darkhavens: dcu slade I can wait [literati]darkhavens on September 10th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
*enjoys the cabana boys and their goodies*


Thankee! I'm pretty much relying on karma to kick her in the ass when she least expects it. As Slade says in my icon, "I can wait." At least until I meet a friendly vengeance demon and I'm out of chocolate. :D
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: dm; o.O [me]literati on September 10th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
A shovel solves most problems. Really.

*pets and sends lots of vibes* ♥
darkhavens: sn damaged [literati]darkhavens on September 10th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Hee! *smooches you and snuggles*
your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on September 10th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
Oh my god!

*stabs your co-worker*

Have you been to see the doc? Can you go tomorrow?

*flitters around anxiously* I wish I was close by, so I could come look after you and bring you milkshakes and comics and boiled eggs and such! <3333333
darkhavens: bds towel-biting [literati]darkhavens on September 10th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
This happened at 11pm and I just really wanted to go home.

I haven't gone to the doctor, and I probably won't. I'm 99% sure it's just deep tissue bruises and scrapes, but I was really shocky by the time I went to bed - teeth chattering and all - because I realised how close I'd come to ripping my throat open with the tubular steel frame of the scratchcard box. *shudders*

*smooches* I would revel in your fussing and pampering. And now I want a milkshake! *ponders the possibilities of blending vanilla icecream, milk and frozen raspberries...* YUM!
kaydee23kaydee23 on September 10th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh. I'm so glad you're still alive. Go see the doctor! I'd seriously consider firing the person who did that, I think they may be trying to kill you!
darkhavens: bds towel-biting [literati]darkhavens on September 10th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :D

I tend to be docto-avoidant for anything that doesn't require prescription meds. Bruises and abrasions I can tend to myself. I'm sore and achy, but I don't think there's anything the doc could do that I can't do myself.

I will be having words with the manager when I see her, to make an incident report and also to mention how careless the coworker was, and how unaware of her carelessness. How can people be that blind?
Karen: chocolate formulakazzy_cee on September 10th, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
Ouch - sorry to hear about your tumble. Hope that you recover soon!

Huh - quoting health and safety and threatening to sue would soon take the smile off her face *is ev0l* ;)
darkhavens: bds towel-biting [literati]darkhavens on September 10th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've just slathered myself in Tiger Balm, which, if nothing else, smells like it should be helping. *g*

I'll be talking to the manager when I see her, but suing the coworker would be a waste of effort, unless I was willing to settle for her stash and a Peruvian hat. :P
disconnectedmirasol on September 10th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
Ouch! That sounds nasty.

Have you made out an accident/incident at work report?
darkhavens: bds towel-biting [literati]darkhavens on September 10th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
I will be making out a report when I go in on Friday. Last night I was too shocked and disassociated to even think of leaving a note.

The bruises are coming out slower than usual, which to me says they're deeper than I'm used to, which... joy. I'll be blue and purple for days. :/
kitty_poker1kitty_poker1 on September 10th, 2009 08:37 am (UTC)
Oh, hon, that's awful! *hugs you very gently*

I imagine Helf & Safety would have a few words to say about this. What a very stupid cow. *smacks her remotely*
darkhavens: bds towel-biting [literati]darkhavens on September 10th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
*snuggles* Thankee.

I do hope coworker is somehow sensing all these smacks and stabs and assorted other revenges being taken on my behalf. Hee!

I want pampering. I want Batman and Flash and Dick and Slade to come and put on a show for me and feed me ice cream and chocolates and and and... :D
Going through the motionsrowanda380 on September 10th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
random commenter
grrr, I can see why you would be pissed. Take a nice hot bath to help the owies go away and feel better soon.
darkhavens: bds towel-biting [literati]darkhavens on September 10th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Re: random commenter
Thank you, random commenter! :D

I might have a hot bath later, if I decide that I'll be able to get out once I'm in there. *g*
ribbon_purpleribbon_purple on September 10th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)

I hope you feel better soon.
darkhavens: mcshep vegas bluelit [me]darkhavens on September 10th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Me too. *g*
outsideth3box: Dexter Mutilated Corpsesoutsideth3box on September 10th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
Aaaw, sweetie! **very gentle hugs**

People suck. Clearly the idiot thought the box belonged there for reasons unknown. Finding it moved and then *putting it back* is a sign if some sort of twisted reasoning. Just make me want to gibbssmack the dunce and make her explain herself.

What sort of punishment would be appropriate? I say we make her chase loose marbles in heavy traffic.
darkhavens: bds towel-biting [literati]darkhavens on September 10th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a perfect punishment to me. *g*

Thanks, darlin'!