Sunday, December 23, 2007

I hate it when people don't read or study the evidence before rendering an opinion. I especially hate it when they poopoo a situation or say that, of course, they could've done something better/easier/whatever.

Apparently, I didn't think of the dozen ways I could've got that track off Owen's finger. All I needed was a screw drivere and a chisel.

Stupid me. ;)

9 comments:

FSMismyhero said...

I'm sure if your son's finger wasn't turning BLUE you would have devised a clever way of getting the track off. But when tissue is dying and you are running out of time, calling in the pros is the responsible thing to do!

FSMismyhero said...

And if you had wasted more time trying to get it off yourself and then your son's finger had to get amputated I bet that same person would be criticizing you for not calling the fire dept. You just can't win with some people.

Suzie's zoo said...

Chris, you did not make the wrong decision. I would've done the same thing. I'll deal with that guy in the other thread.
Suzie

1steelcobra said...

Saying first that you did the right thing and that I myself can only think of one other thing, (using a clamp configured as a spreader [these for example: http://tinyurl.com/yqaoks ] to pull the open end apart more) it is kind of misinformed to say "use these even though the offered picture makes it glaringly obvious that they were bad ideas.

SWE said...

Well, of course we all know you should have prayed first, THEN called the fire department, but you can't be expected to think of ~everything~ while looking at a little finger being mangled by a Track of Doom.

I'm really glad your little guy's finger is okay. (It is, right?) Hopefully Sir Topham Hatt (or the Fat Controller, depending) has made it clear that his railway inspectors have made an exhaustive survey of all of the rail lines, and they are now safe to use. ;)

Poodles said...

You could have also broken his finger by trying any of those.

Iron Girl the Geek said...

Gosh, it's just so easy to be the expert when your own child's tear-streaked face isn't looking up at you, isn't it? What a turd. {{{{hugs}}}} to both of you, mompossum.

Jim said...

A bit off-topic but SWE's comment reminded me of the first piece of religious nonsense that I saw up close and personnel.

During 1991, I was working part-time for an independent security contractor doing what could best be described as "venue security". I worked at a variety of locations and events; one of them was the Billy Graham Crusade in Central Park.

As part of the detail there that day, I got to watch a trailer for 12 hours to make sure no one broke into it; stimulating work. The trailer in question was parked on a baseball diamond, the surface of which was ultra-fine dust a few inches deep in places.

One of the Crusaders (as they were inevitably called) managed to drop the keys to his brand-new pickup truck (idling with the doors locked and blocking an important area) in said dust. Gone! So rather than pitching in and looking for the keys these idiots formed a prayer circle to ask Jesus to find the keys for them.

I had been in process of asking a stage tech if he had a magnetic sweeper that they could borrow to drag across the area but when we saw the circle, which lasted a solid 10 minutes, we decided to leave Jesus to it. Fast forward an hour and a locksmith is onsite billing them a few hundred dollars for an emergency call.

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