Tomsaz Tomasz Paczkowski,
First of all, I hope your face is healing. It’s true that no good deed goes unpunished. I know it didn’t work out for you, trying to help your wife with the housework, but you get an A+ for effort. It was seriously sweet that you to offer to do the ironing while watching boxing and drinking a beer, but unless you’re skilled at doing four things at once (I’m not either!), you’re bound to make a mistake, like answering the iron instead of the phone and burning half your face. To make matters worse, when you ran to the bathroom to put cold water on your face, you smacked into the wall and gave yourself a black eye.
I agree that it’s harder for most men to multitask, but it’s hard for some women, too.
Tomsaz Tomasz, I’m an absent-minded klutz just like you. This is totally something that would happen to me. Your story is just like a regular day in my life. Banging into walls (nearly every day), pulling two tendons in my foot krumping (this summer), falling down an entire flight of stairs and bruising my ass (last Christmas). This is how I live. I get it. You just start thinking about other things and before you know it, you’ve mistaken your iron for your phone. I love to iron, but when I’m doing it, I have to concentrate fully and completely so as not to burn myself. Such is the life of the multitasking disadvantaged klutz. Sucks for us.
Happy healing and I think you’re wonderful, but stay away from hot irons.