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September 30, 2005

PSA: Rusty Nail

Today I stepped on a rusty nail. It sucked.

Despite the constant OBSESSIVE reminders by Bob Villa, I had not had my tetanus booster, so I went to the doctor. The doctor asked me why I was there, so I told him I had stepped on a rusty nail. Then the doctor says "You know, the problem with stepping on a rusty nail is..." and proceeded to describe various aspects of stepping on a nail that are bad.

While I appreciated the doctor's advice, I think he may have misheard me. See, if I had walked into the doctor's office and said "So, doc, I was considering stepping on a rusty nail. What do you think?" THEN I think his lecture would have been quite appropriate. However, I was already with him on the whole "I shouldn't perforate myself on sharp, bacteria-laden bits of metal" thing. I didn't need Dr. Obvious to get me up to speed on that one. I was more interested in learning about how I could prevent my foot from rotting and falling off. Thus far, this has been accomplished through the use of strong anti-biotics. Thanks for asking.

So anyway, for all you kids out there thinking about stepping on a rusty nail: DON'T DO IT! Make sure that any nails you step on have been medically sterilized or whatever.

And remember, drinking a rusty nail is always better than stepping on one.


Posted by Joey at September 30, 2005 01:59 AM


NO kidding I stepped on a rusty nail yesterday and man I can hardly walk on foot today!

Posted by: sheila at May 14, 2007 10:18 AM

well done i did the same and it hurt like crazy i couldnt walk on it at all

Posted by: mitchell at June 29, 2007 04:17 AM

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