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Always turn down offers of help from no-nothings.

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by xena-warrior, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Behold the wrist of pain. I do all the cooking here. Today Dear A turns up an hour earlier than expected and offers to help with dinner. When I cook rice, I put THIS much rice in with WITH much water and boil it for THIS long. Perfect rice, perfected over decades of practice. Today I lift the (admittedly strangely rattly) lid to receive a steam scald from a pan of rice with treble the amount of water the quantity of rice required, boiling at a rate that the atmosphere of Venus would have given up on.
    As I speak, the redness has turned to white blebs.
     
  2. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

  3. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Aaaargggh worse than the pain - the incorrectable "no-nothing"! You know I meant "know-nothing"! I blame trauma.
     
  4. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    That sounds nasty.
     
  5. cosmosinfrance

    cosmosinfrance Star commenter

    Ow ow ow. Poor Xena!
     
  6. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Blimey, not looking very good this morning. A mixture of large and small blisters and a big raw patch in the middle.
     
  7. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    I hope you've been to have it looked at.
     
  8. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    The skin has all sloughed off the blisters so there are five big raw patches. I rang 111 and they told me to go to the GP. Rang GP and said "I don't need an appointment, I just need advice on whether I should cover this up or let the air get to it." Nurse was there at the time and said to come in now. Result is I have a mighty non-stick dressing covering half my forearm, a repeat appointment and a "what were you thinking?" lecture off the nurse.
     
  9. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Thank goodness. It sounds horrid. Does it hurt?:(
     

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