At the A & E eight hours after I slammed the car door on my own thumb
Porter (who’s assigned to escort me for the x-ray): Alamak, so serious ah, you… How you fall?
Me: I didn’t fall.
Porter: THEN WHAT HAPPENED?!?!
Me: I close car door didn’t see my thumb still there.
At the A & E doctor’s room
Doctor: So, what happened to you?
Me: Car door slammed on my thumb.
Doctor: Door hinge or far end of door?
Me: Far end.
Doctor: Hard slam like a smash, or…?
Me: Not a hard slam. I closed it quite gently on myself.
Doctor: Looks very bad still.
At the doctor’s room after the x-ray was done
Doctor: There’s a chip fracture, from what I see…
Doctor: Yes, the injury is quite bad. How did the door slam on you?
Me: I slow. I slam self.
Husband: (bursting out in hearty laughter) Yes, Doctor. No one did anything. She closed the door on her finger on her own.
Me: Thanks for explaining in so many words. I can’t believe that either.
At a birthday party about 18 hours after the accident
Friend 1: Hey! I saw on Facebook! What happened to your thumb?
Me: Huh, slow lor, what to do?
Friend 1: Ouch, must be painful.
Me: Tell me about it.
At the same party a while later…
Friend 2: How are you?! I heard about your finger. So what happened? The kids slammed the door on you or what? Kids are very fast these days.
Me: No, not the kids.
Friend 2: Huh, then who?
Me: It’s called “I SLOW”.
Thank you, everyone, for your love and concern. The thumb is better, the specialist has seen it and said it will get better (it can only be) and I will try my best to react quickly to car doors from now on to spare myself from more agony.
There was no fracture, by the way. Just a really hard slam and a bad bruise.
I hope these jokes make your day.
P/S: I am so happy I can now apply pressure to the injured thumb without much pain and will be back with regular programming in no time!