Many years ago we had a delivery (postman) on a Saturday morning so I got out of bed and went to the door in my dressing gown to find my Labrador cross had suffered an upset tummy in the night. You try opening the front door with that squidging between your toes after a hefty Friday night sessionA slug in bare feet.
Years ago my brother did step on a nail sticking out of a piece of wood and had it push out the top of the foot too but he had only stepped on it, he didn't fall on it from a height.I think my dad beat all of those...
He worked for George Wimpey in the 1960s/1970s in the pre-'health and safety gone mad' days. He had been up on some scaffolding fitting some window frames, then needed to go off somewhere else. Rather than walking the boards to a ladder at the far end of the building, he clambered over the guard rail and jumped down. Unfortunately, he had not noticed that directly below was a length of timber with a 6" rusty nail sticking out... The nail went straight through the sole of his boot, through his foot, and out through the top of his boot!
His workmates failed to get his foot free using a claw hammer - they ended up having to use a crowbar!
It made his eyes water just a little...
You may make jokes about it, but...Nothing compared to stubbing a toe though. That can initiate a priority call to all the emergency services.
I am surprised how long it is taking to grow out. It was about 25% worse than that originally so at this rate it could well take another year and a half!Another eighteen months and you'll have nowt but memories.
Unless you keep the nail.
In my b-i-law's case... Being recently told by 2 doctors that he had gout, only to find that he actually had gangrene due to the diabetes that they hadn't spotted. Bye bye toe!Need to add gout in the big toe to the list!