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#1 Hum

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 23:50

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.” :|

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.

As a result of his accident he said he would give up watching boxing on the television but would continue to iron.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 23:54

First think I thought when I read the title.... This is in some old ass town :p

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 00:33

Phone musta been a Blackberry ...

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 00:38

...opened a beer and started ironing.


How many beers did he have? Sounds like too many.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 00:42

This is why men shouldn't do the housework! :p Kidding.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 00:50

I think you would be able to tell the difference in weight and shape between an Iron and a Phone no matter how involved in the TV you were

Also the running into the door-frame bit sounds like they're trying to invent a comedy sketch story

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:45

This story just cheered me right up, i woke up in a foul mood this morning :laugh:

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:48

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:48

This is why men shouldn't do the housework! :p Kidding.


Why are you kidding?

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:09

Blond joke became true :(

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:19

Finished breakfast and then opened a beer. I'm seeing the reason why he mistook an iron for a phone now.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:24

This should be used as a cautionary tale the world over about the real reasons us Men leave the housework to the much more capable women, its not laziness its H&S dear ladies - safety first and all that jazz :)

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:30

Phone musta been a Blackberry ...


Could have been a telephone! :p

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:58

reminds me of the blind joke where the blind person answers the iron.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:01

With the screen size increase of some of the newer smart phones, an iron can become of a simular size :p