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Spanishfly asks: Ever injured yourself in a moment of frustration? When have you ever done something stupid or sensible that has ended up with you injured? Punched an Asda sign because they didn't have tiger bread? Yeah, us too

This isn't a question about intentional self-harm

(, Thu 28 Nov 2013, 13:06)
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Not mine.
But it was fun to watch.

I was a Yr. 11 leader on the Yr. 8 camps. My school did this to promote "leadership" in the older kids and also scare the living beejesus out of the younger ones - I experienced both.

On the first night of a 3 day hike I watched as the kids did all the dumb things you do on a 3 day hike on a yr. 8 camp. Like pour some metho from the trangia stove fuel bottles onto one of your hands, passing your hand quickly thru the fire and then even more quickly clapping the resulting flames out and smothering it with your hand towel if needed.

Then I watched James do it. James was a bit different from us (I use that collectively as the human race). James poured the metho, rubbed his hands vigorously together and then wiped them on the hand towel I presumed he was going to use to smother the flames. Covering all liberally in methylated spirits. I quietly grabbed my towel and got ready to move.
James passed his hand thru the fire's flames, clapped his hands together, squeaked, grabbed his towel and within about a second was staring at two burning hands and a flaming flannel. I threw my towel over him and managed to douse the flames with little more than a very surprised James and some of his singed hair.
And then I laughed. A lot. Bladder control may have come into play.

The following night James placed an un-opened can of baked beans on the fire near his groups tent. I pitched my hootchie a good distance away from the group with my own fire by habit. NCO in cadets - you learn a few things. ;)
Middle of the night there's a WHOOMP! followed by lots of splattering sounds.
Does getting the shit kicked out of you by the other groups who had to sleep another night in sticky baked bean encrusted tents and then clean them and all their other gear when they got back count towards James as a self inflicted injury?

EDIT: My apologies - it was a roasted bean.
(, Thu 5 Dec 2013, 5:15, 7 replies)
I still think "pitched my hootchie" should be a euphemism.

(, Thu 5 Dec 2013, 9:02, closed)
A slapper would've been preferred tbh
But probably wouldn't have kept the rain off me quite as much.

Trust me, after 2 day of solid rain whilst hiking and 3 river crossings - anything warm would've been appreciated.
(, Thu 5 Dec 2013, 9:35, closed)
"slapper" almost sounds like a type of tent, too.
Starting to think you're doing this on purpose.
(, Thu 5 Dec 2013, 9:41, closed)
As I get up in the morning and move the heavy flaps aside. And climb out of the moist surroundings into the bright sunlight.
(, Thu 5 Dec 2013, 9:49, closed)
Sounds alright, that does.
Greeting each new day as though it were your first.
(, Thu 5 Dec 2013, 12:26, closed)
That's the ticket!
I like that.

(, Thu 5 Dec 2013, 12:38, closed)
Why? For the love of God, why?
So you've taken a 'story' that was ridiculed when first posted and linked back to the original so we can all see how depressing you are?

'This isn't a question about intentional self-harm.'
(, Thu 5 Dec 2013, 13:00, closed)

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