We work in some crazy ass places. Some of you will say, “Tut tut – we do that all the time”. Super! Then you will understand when I say that there are some things that happen that just plain HURT! The things that can hurt you come in many shapes and sizes. I thought it would be helpful to list some of the things THAT CAN HURT YOU.
Thorns – So many plants have thorns. You don’t realize how many until you sweat in the places they have gotten you.
Insects – Giant water bugs, carpenter ants, caterpillars, wasps, and other creepies
Logs – under water, unseen, these are not your friend – snake boots help protect your shins!
Bark – rougher than it looks! Inside of the thigh is my least favorite spot for bark to scrape.
Tree limbs – when you have on a baseball cap or hard hat and duck – wham!!
Sunscreen – RIGHT! You are thinking “How can sunscreen hurt?” Just sweat your balls off and wipe it in your eyes…then call me.
Unknown pokey things – yep – pokey things – reaching into aquatic plans you grab all sorts of weird pokey things.
Fish – Especially catfish. Teeth, barbs, fins and all other sharp edges.
Cypress Knees – I recently had a nasty surprise when I accidentally landed on my rear ON A SMALL KNEE….needless to say – I will never be the same.
Seeds – Mostly sweet gum seeds but there are a few others that hurt under bent knees.
Cogan grass – had to list this one on its own – SHARP – I once got seven slices before I knew what happened.
Yes – there is a lot out there. This year alone – we have had a lot of run-ins with caterpillars but I will leave that for another day.
Lots of things can hurt – be safe, look before you leap, use the stick – stick it in first duh! Have fun and get out there and GO ANYWHERE!!