Skip to comments.Man burns his head after mistaking iron for phone
Posted on 12/12/2012 2:03:29 PM PST by TurboZamboni
Tomasz Paczkowski from the northern Polish town of Elblag now sports bandages around his head after a request from his wife to help with the housework while he enjoyed a few days off work backfired. My wife had gone to work and asked me to help with the housework, the 32-year old told the Polish newspaper Fakt. After breakfast I started to work. I turned on the boxing channel on the TV, opened a beer and started ironing. I was really getting involved in the boxing and was not really thinking about what I was doing, he continued. Suddenly the phone rang and I mucked things up: instead of grabbing the receiver I picked up the iron and put it to my ear.
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“After breakfast... I opened a beer and started ironing”.
What could go wrong?!
And how’d your burn your OTHER ear?
The damn thing rang again!
Does he work for the outfit that tore down the French castle and never touched the outhouse that they were hired to remove?
Now only one side of his face has wrinkles.
Reminds me of the doctor who reached behind his ear for his pen and found a rectal thermometer there instead.
“At least I know what I did with my pen.”
Damn,I hate it when that happens!........
Any truth to that, Cronos?
Too many jokes....too easy...
Yeah, sure. I'll bet he gets some grief for that comment...
A:One...all the rest are true.
I suspect this did not happen after the first beer he opened that morning. After the first case is probably more accurate.
Ouch! Now THAT’S gonna leave a mark!
As a kid, I remember a similar joke about Hellen Keller, though beer and boxing were not involved.
That reminds me a old Helen Keller joke.
” Mr Paczkowski said a burning sensation on his ear soon made him realise his mistake. To compound his misfortune a dash to the bathroom to cool his burn with water resulted in his head hitting a door frame, causing an injury just above the left eye.”
Just wasn’t his day...
Or he burned his face in a totally different but more idiotic way and invented this cover story to spare extra humiliation...
must have been a pressing call
historical reinactment of a 3 Stooges clip.
My cousin while growing up had a large burn on his face. Kinda looked like a porkchop. I asked him what happended, and he said he was checking to see if the iron was hot and touched it to his face. He was about 12. No reason, just wanted to know.
That’s sooo Shemp!
Such as bobbing for french fries? ;)
Go back to work, Dipstick!
That’s not the proper punchline.
...probably a Democrat ... no news here.
An old Polish proverb: Don’t iron your ear.
Extreme Ironing! (You’re doing it wrong!)
Google images for Extreme Ironing.
“Can you sear me now?”
I Am Iron Man!
Nutritionists agree that breakfast is the most important drink of the day.
your choice — Alexa, why don’t you ask a Pole or Polish American that question :)
The phone lines were burning up!
Money quote (in this context).
Suddenly the phone rang and I mucked things up: instead of grabbing the receiver I picked up the iron and put it to my ear.
Good for him they didn’t call back.
This was interestingly also the same time the Irish jokes started and both had the same origin: conquering powers wanting to put down the conquered.
In the Poles case -- the history dates back to the partitions of Poland by the Russians, Austrians and Prussians in 1772-1793: and the downfall of the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth has strong lessons for us today
In the 1600s the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth encompassing much of what is now Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine was the largest state in Europe and uniquely not one dominated forcefully by one nationality -- the reasons are that it started as a union between Poles and Lithuanians (and the Lithuanians were themselves united with the Ruthenians (Ukrainians/Belarussians)) -- anyone, so this was a pretty potent state which even conquered Moscow in that time, thrashed the Muscowites soundly and did the same to the Turks at the gates of Vienna in 1683 -- so they were feted by all of Europe for doing this
But, they were a republic -- yes, they elected their kings, so when one died, the next could be anyone chosen by the nobility (a republic, flawed yes) -- and the elite preferred to choose people who were NOT living amongst them, as otherwise they'd get too powerful (like Jan Sobieski), so they invited in Saxon monarchs, who bought the throne by bribing with money from the Russians (hints of Obama)
This started 70 years in which Poland was supposedly independent but where the kings were Manchurian candidates in the pocket of Moscow
And Poland waned in power before Moscow and Prussia
Then, just 90 years after saving Europe, Frederick the Great of Prussia instigated a plan along with Catherine the Great of Russia to tear apart this state
They bit off parts of the P-L commonwealth in pieces until 1792 and the Poles wrote their constitution -- the first constitution in Europe and promising people the same rights as we had in the US. The Prussian, Russian and Austrian autocrats couldn't have this -- imagine a state like that on their borders. So they cut up Poland completely and even agreed that the very name Poland was to be removed from all official and public communication -- and that's the origin of the Polish jokes as a way to disparage a nation and eliminate it
The Poles had 5 uprisings in the 1800s but these were defeated for one reason or another and they got their chance for freedom in 1917
This is an important part of Western history and most people don’t even know about it.
Thank you for this post.
Three Stooges ping!
And even the number 44 is significant in Polish history!
Initially, the victim thought it was a hot call from his girlfriend!
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