It's not as bad as it looks. Still, I ended up missing about an hour of our Memorial Day family celebration - 21 guests at our home - and received treatment at the local Urgent Care Center. Four stitches later - closing up a 1/2" deep cut just beneath the knuckle (and the tendon was untouched, thanks be to God!) - I returned to the get-together and enjoyed myself, knowing I was exempt from having to wash any of the dishes. D'ya think the nurse got a bit carried away with her bandaging?
I included 'Other' for you comedians out there - leave your explanation in the combox.
The stitches can be removed next Monday or Tuesday, so I won't be typing all that quickly for the next week or so, but that will help out those of you who are slow readers.
**UPDATE** Thanks to everyone who voted - and the correct reason is........drumroll.........
LarryD on the patio with the barbecue tools!!! Which came in fourth! Congratulations to all those who selected that option - unfortunately, there are no prizes.
So that's the what - here's the how: I was getting ready to grill up some burgers on my awesome Weber grill. For the first time (and now, the last time), in the interest of ease and economics, I had bought bulk frozen Angus burgers. Alas, I didn't allow enough time for them to sufficiently thaw out, so I attempted to separate them by using my very sharp-edged hamburger flipper. Ooops. Not only did I separate the first couple burgers, I nearly separated my pinky from my hand.
So there you have it. Thanks for playing - hopefully, we won't ever have to do this again!