On Saturday, having annoying dead skin around the base of my fingernail I picked at it (I know, I know - I can hear your gasps of horror from here!) Of course, the inevitable happened and I got rid of the dead skin. And some of the living stuff as well, so a large red area of open cut is spread across my finger.
This is sore. It is irritating and frustrating. Middle finger, left hand - not greatly used I would have thought, but nevertheless I am very conscious of it. Taking medical advice (unsympathetic doctor-husband) it is left open to the air in order to heal more quickly.
However, it would appear not I am not conscious enough. This morning, leaning into the dishwasher to remove a jug I scrape my open sore against the grater. And not the cheese side, but the lemon rind bit.
Reach for those plasters ... !