Today I fucked up by sticking my finger in the lawn mower while it was running
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So I have two lawns, one scabby, lumpy old one behind the house, I and a new perfect lawn rolled out last summer in front of the house. The new lawn needed cutting several times a week to turn out nice, so the old lawn was forgotten.
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Today I fucked up by sticking my finger in the lawn mower while it was running

by toth42

So I have two lawns, one scabby, lumpy old one behind the house, I and a new perfect lawn rolled out last summer in front of the house.

The new lawn needed cutting several times a week to turn out nice, so the old lawn was forgotten.

Well, today I finally went to cut the old one, where the grass was knee high. I finished up, but noticed grass wasn't spitting out anymore.

Yes, I was an idiot and used my finger to clear clogged grass from the side outlet with the blade at full speed. This isn't some little electric mower, but a 173cc 4stroke with a mulcher knife.

But you know what? I'm off to buy a lottery ticket, because all I got was a numb finger tip and a nail that was instantly blue in some places, guess it will fall off in a few days.

But I'm just extremely lucky to even have a finger tip to grow a new nail on.

TL;DR: was an idiot, got away with it with just a blue nail and totally numb fingertip.

EDIT: The much requested pic - it aint much, but you can see some blueing of the nail(no that's not dirt, and no I haven't cut my nail since the incident because it hurts),

and a small cut below the nail:

http://imgur.com/TL8rdET

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