Maniac Monday – I bumped my head on the Fridge

I’m not clumsy.

Even though I am pretty clumsy, I have never broken a bone. (Not that I haven’t tried.) When I was in fourth grade, I was at recess and was playing this game called “Run and slip on the ice”.Β  (I lived in South Dakota, where ice slipping is considered a sport.) and fell and hurt my wrist. Then a few days later I was waiting for my parents outside and decided to fall on the same wrist and sprained it.

I got to write with my left hand for a while, which was a pain in the wrist, and got to answer the stupid questions from everyone about what I did to my wrist. But I never gained any superpowers.

The other day though, I was having a bitter day as usual. I was angry about this guy, bitter about this girl and just in need of food to be bitter about, so I went to the kitchen. I reached into the fridge to get my lunch. I had to go all way in there, because my lunch got pushed behind everyone else’s. I had to push all theirs out of the way, onto the ground. When I was done punishing everyone else’s lunch, I quickly jerked my head up, and smacked it on the metal edge of the door.

Seeing stars.

All of a sudden, I was seeing stars over my head, just like in the cartoons. I got dizzy, reached for my head with my hand, and looked around for a second to see who was laughing at me. No one was around, so I screamed silently in pain for a second.

Everything seemed normal, so I went back to work.Β  As I was walking back, I smiled at a few people, said hi, then got back to my desk. I looked at my email, and saw there was like 19 messages. I got to work answering them, and even though I had like three angry ones, I didn’t get frustrated. I took a deep breath answered them calmly and sincerely, and moved on with my day.

My department is known as the drama department throughout the company. With all these creative people, in a company that is filled with mostly analytical people, we have our rifts about projects, etc. There were several arguments going back and forth through the departments, and I usually contribute to them, but today, I just ignored the drama, and did my job.

By the end of the day, I felt very satisfied with my work, and went home. The commute was terrible as usual, but I just dealt with it. I got home and my kids were both bothering me, one completely ignored me, and couldn’t hear what I said because she had her headphones on, and the other kept wanting to spend quality time with me.

I just laughed it off though. Silly kids, I thought.

Silly kids, they aren’t so bad.

Then I went to bed. The next morning I woke up at 5 am as usual. I was bitter and angry and upset that once again, I had to wake up so early and work again. Finally that head injury wore off and I am back to my normal self, I thought.

Have you guys ever had a head injury that caused you to act differently?


Bitter Head Injury Ben

50 thoughts on “Maniac Monday – I bumped my head on the Fridge

  1. Aw, your poor bitter head. 😦
    I’m so glad you are okay!!! πŸ™‚
    Please be careful and protect your head! You might need it for a few more years! πŸ˜›
    I’ve never had a head injury, but you might not know that to read my comments. *snort* πŸ˜€
    I have had 3 broken bones.
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚


  2. Ugh. I feel your pain. I’ve been knocked in the head by freezer doors, microwave doors, and countless car doors. Come to think of it, I’m somewhat surprised I even manage to have any remaining brain cells… 😜


    • Yeah, those early childhood injuries can define who we become. Thankfully, my head injury only made me nice for a few hours. I shudder to think if I became nice for more than a few days.


  3. A good knock on the head is needed every once in a while, if only to make you appreciate your relatively pain-free life. I actually DID have a severe head injury years back but it resulted in my never suffering migraines since! It changed me in that I do get mentally fatigued easily, though my body does not. This means I can do mindless physical work but am too dumb to stop.


  4. I can relate to the pain you felt when you smacked your head on the fridge door. Our fridge is the old -fashioned kind… the freezer is on top separate from the fridge. I was looking for something in the freezer, couldn’t find it, opened the fridge door , bent down, then got up and hit the top of my head on the freezer which I forgot to close. It was the most painful thing,ever. I cried.


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