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Oriental Redneck
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Went to buy drinking water from the machine. One side of the road (Food Town) has .35/gal, which is where I go all the time. Found out the other side (HEB) has .30/gal. Had 22 bottles, so going to the cheaper side would save me $1.10. Of course, why not? The machine on this side is different, with a window that you have to stick the bottle in. And the window's frame had sharp metal edge on the inside, which I didn't know, of course. Midway through, as I pulled a bottle out, my right hand's 2nd knuckle ran right into the metal edge. Looking at it, damn, it cut right through, and you can clearly see the tendon, but luckily no injury to it. What a dumbass. My trigger finger, too. Big Grin


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Glad it wasn’t more serious. Let it heal, you’ll be heating up barrels again faster than you think.
 
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Originally posted by 12131:
My trigger finger, too. Big Grin


Don't forget....it's your booger hook too.

Glad it wasn't worse.

BTW, everyone knows that HEB is king. Why mess with a proven track record (says the guy who goes to HEB every time he's in TX)?


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Glad it wasn't worse.

HEB is a well-run company with visible management. I'd definitely say something to the manager next time you're there.



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Q. Why don’t you get yourself an under counter reverse osmosis filter system and have unlimited pure water on tap. Costco and Sam’s club have the units at a good price and they are easy to install under your kitchen sink.
 
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Glad you are OK. I thought from your title you had an injury to your tendon and somehow it got infected.
 
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That machine sounds dangerous and is possibly a liability to the owner.
 
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Hope you reported the issue with the water seller so someone else doesn't suffer like you have.
 
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Yikes!



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Ouch! Costly lesson, glad you didn’t hurt the tendon! Heal up fast.
 
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