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Toe Banging - Its A Conspiracy

  1. calpol25 profile image77
    calpol25posted 4 years ago

    Why is it when you wear shoes or slippers you never hurt yourself yet when you walk round the house in your socks you end up banging your feet of corners or parts of the wall and doors that you would not normally walk into? I just done it again and it hurt and am upset and not pleased with myself for doing it again. I hate myself now how dare the wall bang my toe!!!

    1. Shinkicker profile image89
      Shinkickerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And why does the jar of mayonnaise suddenly leap from your hands and make a direct hit on your stubby foot-fingers????

    2. Niteriter profile image79
      Niteriterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think we should consult a therapist and dig into the correlation between self-hatred and toe-banging. I wonder which came first?

    3. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      smile I needed this laugh regarding the "conspiracy." and the various responses in this thread. I also tend to be more likely to bang my toe into my trunk than softer furniture. I am not a person known to swear, but I do tend to swear when I bang my toe.

      1. calpol25 profile image77
        calpol25posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I am the same Flora, the language was colourful that came out of my mouth I can tell you...  lol lol

    4. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      So true.  I stubbed my toe a couple of weeks ago walking down stairs.  DOWN stairs?  How did I do that?  Don't ask me!

      1. calpol25 profile image77
        calpol25posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        The stairs of all places, this is one major conspiracy I am sure of it smile

  2. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 4 years ago

    I think we should investigate this thoroughly.  Toe banging must be banned!  the gremlins or something make us do it!

  3. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 4 years ago

    You wear Slippers??  big_smile big_smile  No wonder your feet are trying to get away!

    Mind you... I suppose it's better than having a roaming nose!

  4. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 4 years ago

    you must wear slippers or the mice will nibble at your toes

    1. rlaha profile image77
      rlahaposted 4 years ago

      This is funny because I was just talking to my husband about this the other day. I always bang my toes when I am just wearing socks.  I never wear slippers because I don't feel comfortable wearing them around the house.  My husband does, and he never hurts his toes.  But here I am banging my toes around and yelping all the time.  That's funny! smile smile

    2. Anti-Valentine profile image93
      Anti-Valentineposted 4 years ago

      I've experienced it myself - I stub my toes a lot when I wear slops. I moved a chair the other day and it crushed my big toe - blood under the nail and all.

      I think you just notice the incidents more and blame it on the lack of shoes or inappropriate footwear. I probably hit things just as much with shoes but don't notice it because it hurts less, or doesn't hurt at all. We associate pain in any form with events and remember them more readily.

    3. calpol25 profile image77
      calpol25posted 4 years ago

      Hi guys sorry I did not get here sooner had a major toe banging day lol smile
      I think it should be an olympic sport as we seem to do it all the time smile

      1. mythbuster profile image84
        mythbusterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I agree - it should be a sport.

        I think my points for toe-banging today are:

        8.7, 8.5, 8.6, 8.6, 8.6, 8.5, 8.7, and 8.1.....

        The Chinese judge marked me low because I didn't hold my form long enough after I caught my toe on the edge of the cupboard sad  I shouldn't have started hopping across the kitchen so soon!

        1. calpol25 profile image77
          calpol25posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          lol ROFL I did a preparation before hand after spilling hot coffee on my foot first lol

          My points were

          8.6, 8.5, 8.7, 8.7, 8.8, 8.8, 8.9 and possibly a 7.9

          I will go for a record next time lol lol

          1. mythbuster profile image84
            mythbusterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I say - just hold your form longer... you know - the CRINGE thing? Hot coffee or toe-attacking cupboards - it's all about holding your form smile

            1. calpol25 profile image77
              calpol25posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I will; be sure to follow your advice and will hold my form -
              Lets work out the medal system
              Bronze medal first - given for the worst swear word during toe banging
              Silver medal - given to the longest Cringe
              What can the Gold one be given for??? lol lol lol

              1. alian346 profile image32
                alian346posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                OK - I'll post this!


                Gold should be for when you have to get the fire brigade in to remove the mouse trap from your toe you'd forgotten you'd left beside the sink!

                Ian.

                1. calpol25 profile image77
                  calpol25posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Love it lol lol lol lol

    4. mega1 profile image78
      mega1posted 4 years ago

      there's the foot slurry, slap, bang the toe move - just did it while in slippers on an even floor - I should get at least a 9!  but it didn't bring tears to my eyes, so may be only an 8.8 or even 8.7.  I honestly have never seen this one done before.  So, major epiphany here! SLIPPERs are called SLIPPERs because they tend to SLIP!  wow

      big_smile

      1. calpol25 profile image77
        calpol25posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Way to go Mega1 I will give straight 9s for that move smile
        Slippers will; become part of the uniform worn for the toe banging olympics to be held on hub pages smile lol lol lol lol

    5. Civil War Bob profile image62
      Civil War Bobposted 4 years ago

      Well, you only think the furniture is an inanimate object.  They're watching you and getting paybacks for your sitting on them all the time!

      1. calpol25 profile image77
        calpol25posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely right CWB,  I can see my sofa already plotting on how to get me back for leaving my bag on it lol smile

    6. carter06 profile image86
      carter06posted 4 years ago

      This is so hilarious but true of so many including my husband!! I'm still laughing smile smile Thanks

      1. calpol25 profile image77
        calpol25posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Your welcome carter06 its so maddening when you do it too its like everything ganged up to annoy you that day lol smile x

        1. carter06 profile image86
          carter06posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I'm still laughing smile smile smile

    7. mega1 profile image78
      mega1posted 4 years ago

      why is it so funny to see someone ELSE bang their toe?  Or bump their head Or run into the furniture or any of those other minor accidents?  It's hysterical when your kids are hopping around on one foot, but funnier when an otherwise very solemn adult does it.  When I'm all alone and stub my toe, I can hear the tinkle of the little fairies laughing.  No lie!

     
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