I was happily working on a nest today while sitting on the couch. One of the wires was a bit on the short side so I was really trying to keep it taught. I was pulling on it with a lot of force with my pliers and they slipped off the end. I hit myself square in the eye and got a bit of a puffy cut. I cracked myself hard enough that it was like being elbowed. I know because I got quite a shiner being in the wrong place at the wrong time when I was young and my step brother and sister were fighting. I was calmly sitting on the couch while they were pummeling each other as usual and got a major elbow to the eye. So I was not even involved but yet I was the one holding peas on my face.
I stopped for a moment and felt my eye. It was still there and my heart had stopped a moment. I sat there and thanked whoever was looking out for me that I didn't do major damage. I was pulling so hard I could've ended up with pliers impaled in my eyeball had it been a half inch closer. I ended up with a puffy eye and cut right on the brow bone. Scary stuff! Now I know why they always say to use eye protection no matter what!