A boring story.

I banged my head.

‘Banged’ is a really weird word. It almost defies the rules of English. It sounds like it should be ‘bonged’…

Anyways, I banged my head. Really badly. I have a stacking washer/dryer set and this is the first time in my life to ever have the stacking laundry system. Since I moved into this place I’ve been extra careful about ensuring I don’t stand up with the dryer door open. Well, careful until last night.

I grabbed the last two pieces of clothing out of the washing machine and stood up quickly, gesturing my hand upward to throw them into the dryer. On the way up, though, I hit the dryer door… so fucking hard. My head has been throbbing since last night. There’s actually a giant lump on the side of my head, where I hit it. It’s probably been 20 years since I’ve managed to do that to myself.

I had a really hard time sleeping last night. I’m having a really hard time focusing today. All I can really focus on is the gnawing pain… reminding me of what a dumbass I am for knowingly standing up whilst the dryer door was open. It’s like I was asking for it.

Anyways, I banged my head.

It hurts.

That… was a story.

58 thoughts on “A boring story.

  1. Aow….how do you spell that anyway? I know the feeling. I’ve hit my head more ways than I can remember including how you did it. Fortunately the head is really hard, but are you sure you are OK? You shouldn’t be having trouble focusing! Feel better.

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  2. I don’t like that you banged your head, but it’s good to know there are people out there as clumsy as me. A few weeks ago, I figured I’d pretend I was healthy and active and went upstairs to get my athletic shoes so I could hop on the elliptical.
    I grabbed my shoes from the shoe rack, which is next to a tall chest of drawers, and when I stood up, I SMACKED my forehead on the sharp corner of the chest. I had a little nick in my skin at my hairline and I actually stumbled backwards it hurt so bad. I sat on the couch for the next hour with a bag of frozen broccoli on my head hoping I didn’t have a concussion.
    And that’s what you get for trying to be healthy.

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    1. Wow. That’s quite a story. And the forehead is such a sensitive area. I bet that hurt for a long time! Dang, I’m sorry you’re clumsy. As a part of the clumsy club, I know how you feel.

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    2. Ouch!!! Damn, I did such a similar thing when a teenager, with the sharp metal corner of the garage door! I stumbled too, and saw light, and it was right on my forehead hairline too. I also have a permanent nick in the hairline. Weird!! Worst pain I’ve ever felt.

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    1. Yeah, it’s not a concussion. My best friend is a nurse and she called and asked me that probably 6 times last night. I genuinely just bonked my head in a weird place and now it’s got a goose-egg. Thanks for checking though. That’s very thorough of you. I agree, head bangs can be serious.

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  3. The technically was a vignette, not a story. To be a story, there needs to be a resolution, I think. But it is certainly a lesson to us all, to take care for our own wellbeing. I hope you’re feeling better again soon.

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  4. I’m sorry you bonked your head. I hope you feel better soon. My head is the best place I can hit. It’s so thick that I could probably take a 2×4 to it. πŸ˜€
    By the way, I don’t think you could write a boring story.

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  5. Oof, that sucks. Sorry about your poor head. I think it’s only been a week or so since your last concussion via the dryer door. Kinda surprised you don’t remember.

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    1. Well, does that mean I am good for another 20 years then? Because the whole stacking washer/dryer thing makes me worried that it’ll get me again some time while I’m living in this house.

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  6. Ouch!!! I hope the pain and swelling eases up soonπŸ™ that definitely stings. I recently fell off my bike and banged my head on the cement, scrapped my elbow and knees. I feel ya sisπŸ˜‰

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      1. Cool! :). I started wearing a helmet when I first got a road bike, you feel so extra exposed. I always wore one since, and started wearing one on my electric scooter last year in autumn, with slippery leaves everywhere. Too easy to imagine cracking my nut open on a stone wall! 🀣

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      I’m going to lecture you like a mom until you put a helmet on when you’re riding your bike.
      You’re sooooooooo much smarter than not wearing a helmet.

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      1. I know, really I do. I had one with my other bike. Ty and I were shopping for them, I wanted one with rainbow sequins and he made fun of me. Then I got distracted and whoosh, I left the store with no helmet. No excuse, I know. I will get one pronto, I promise πŸ™


    1. Oh god, that would hurt horrendously bad as well. The corner of the cupboard might be worst. At least the dryer door is round. I probably got off easy there. Corners are mean.

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  7. Jesus, that really is painful! And it’s my worst nightmare, really. I think it’s one of the biggest dangers within the house!

    I did the same once when I was a teenager, on the garage door at home. Put something down, stood up… my head hit the corner of the metal door. It was soooo painful and I was seeing stars. It can happen to anyone, so don’t beat yourself up, just look after it, and for sure this will stick in your mind for next time! I’d also suggest putting a note on the washing machine door just to extra-remind yourself.

    I’ve also always had a bald patch in the middle of my head (it’s small and covered by hair), apparently from banging my head seriously hard once when I was young. I don’t remember it, lol, but it must’ve been hard!

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      1. Approve of it? Or just admit to having done it themselves, too?
        The garage door sounds mighty painful. Suddenly I’m feeling better about the bump on my own head. lol

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      2. Oh, I was making a joke about heavy metal music lovers type of head-banging πŸ˜…. The bump must’ve affected your humour centre 🀣.

        And I’m glad if the story made you feel better, haha. I also fell head-first off that same garage roof, but luckily survived with only a leg bruise! Long story haha, but that’s got to be even more clumsy πŸ˜†.


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