I was working on a remodel recently and wanted to make light of how stuff happens. This remodel was very tedious and managed more along the lines of extreme home makeover on ABC. At about 7:30pm the night before finishing I was walking around the kitchen doing some quality control observations and walked into a shelf. The shelf was 1/4″ plate steel with a rather sharp corner and it blended quite well with the color of the grout/mortar for the brick wall into which the shelf was integrated. The worst part was that I dropped a can of finish on the already finished floor and had to wipe the excess finish up with one hand and apply pressure to the injury with my other free hand. It was quite a memorable moment. Eight stitches later and all is well again.
Sometimes you have to take one for the team. Either way, I still love my career and consider it a reality check for how we all could slow down occasionally.