Welcome to the wonderful world of tea burns! ^^ Every occupation has its occupational hazards, and working with boiling water every day in less than ideal kitchen-like conditions may sometimes result in burns. Generally they’re minor and a little ice or cold water will alleviate much of the pain and swelling.
Unfortunately, my mishap this morning did not resemble of one of those times. The burn i received today came a few moments before an hour and a half lecture and there was really no opportunity to run to the washroom. I’m sure that from an outsiders perspective, watching me burn myself on my tea and then have no way to keep the pain and swelling down might have been rather comical. However, if scalding burns go untreated for too long they will be a LOT more difficult to get over. Today’s burn was probably the worst one I’ve received to date as the others had all occurred when I was near a sink of some kind. At the end of the presentation i was able to fly downstairs and find some burn cream and an ice pack for my hand. My one consolation in this case might be found in the fact that i burned my left hand, which is mostly non-dominate.
Yes, I know what you’re probably thinking: “Did you by chance, learn anything from this experience?” Well, umm, I’m not sure. Which… is probably more annoying the physical scars.