clothespins from China
These Kmart clothespins are of much lesser quality than the clothespins made in USA until a few years ago. The spring is inferior. However, this is what we are left to buy. I asked an employee to tell me where were the clothespins. She showed these to me, and I asked the price--on sale for $2. That is half-price, so I got two packages of 96. Your Kmart might have the same clearance price.
arm, just above my wrist
As I approached the electric carts, I felt a horrible pain in my arm. I cried out in pain as I looked to see why I hurt. A man with two tiki torches in his cart had run into me with the torches. My arm was sort of horizontal, not hanging by my side. I had lifted my arm to put something in the electric cart. The man was almost as shocked as I was. He kept saying he was sorry while I was working with horrible pain.
Just imagine if he had hit a child in the face. He was not guiding the cart with any awareness of the protruding tiki torches. He hit an area with bone underneath the skin. An eye might not fare so well and had skinned places. The end of the tiki torch is cut on a sharp angle to help to stick it in the ground.
I filled out an accident report even though I am almost 100% sure this will cause me no problem. However, I don't know what germs might be lurking on bamboo.
I pulled off all the skin shaved up (see picture above). There was only one pin-sized dot of blood on the Bandaid they gave me after they brought peroxide for the wound.
Yes, I know it looks minor, but the surprise and the sharp, severe pain combined to frighten me before I turned to see what was hurting me. The place is barely visible now but I think there will be a bruise. I feel quite sure that more damage would have been done if the veins in my arm took this blow.
This is not the first time I was minding my own business and stabbed by someone walking by! Am I just a target?
If you use clothespins, did you realize they are made in China? Have you noticed they don't last as long? Have you ever been stabbed/injured by someone not intending you harm?