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).
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!