I had a strange thing happen yesterday evening. I was in one of the dollar stores the other day and they had some marmalade from Argentina. It was a pretty good sized jar and only cost $1.25.
I normally buy a couple brands from El Rey ( both from France I think), but they run about $3+. Always on the lookout for a bargain, I picked up a jar. We had tried it yesterday morning and it was good. Then last night I decided to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
I had made the sandwich and went to put the lid back on the jar. I had the bottom of the jar in my right hand and the lid in my left. As I turned the lid to get it tight, the bottom broke off in my right hand and and I sliced the palm of my hand wide open.
Blood went everywhere. I cant remember another time in my life when I have had a jar break like that. I don’t know if the jar had a fracture and was waiting to break or if it was especially thin delicate glass. I guess my great buy was not as great as I had thought.
I am not sure I want to buy another to test for a similar problem. The bleeding has stopped, but the hand will take a little while more to totally heal. When I saw the amount of blood, I wondered if I would need stitches. A cold salt water compress stopped the bleeding in about 30 minutes.
I doubt if this will happen to anyone else, but I thought I might mention my accident. Sense the hospitals in Panama do not store blood, we all should be looking for ways to to avoid the need for transfusions.