The thing is, I wasn't that surprised. The first thing I thought upon opening the new electric mixer (now stored safely in the trash can) was "Gee, I wonder what would happen if I put my finger in there and turned it on."
The answer? It would impale my finger.
Not really that surprising.
Of course I didn't actually test this theory on PURPOSE. No. I am an IVY LEAGUE EDUCATED MAN. Instead I was clearing dough out of the mixer without unplugging it when my hand accidentally hit the on switch. Could have happened to anyone with a Y chromosome.
Because we're idiots, you see. We aren't THAT far evolved from monkeys. When a woman sees a vacuum cleaner she thinks either "I could use that to clean a floor" or "Oh fuck, I hate that thing." She does not think "How could that interact with my genitals?" That's SMART! Smart lady.
This is, by the way, one of the reasons men like to pretend we only think about titties and beer. Many of our SMARTEST thoughts are, in fact, about titties and beer. When we think about titties and beer we think "I'd like to squeeze those titties and drink that beer. That sounds like a good time." And you know what? It would be. That's a good idea. When we think about other things it's stuff like "I wonder what that weed whacker would do to my shin" and the answer is it would be a much less fun experience.
In case anyone's wondering what my first thought was when I learned I'd embedded the mixer blade in my finger and was starting to ooze/squirt blood, it was not "Oh shit" or "I'm an idiot" or even "Ick."
It was "Cool!"
Umm...quick...titties and beer?