I am pretty immune to the little buggers. I figure I can dig a splinter out with a Phillips screwdriver while running 4X8’s through the table saw. These days I’m having to use those special magnifying goggles just to see them. For some reason they are making them smaller these days. I think it has something to do with global warming. The other day I got the worst of my career. It wasn’t that big. Big ones are easy. This was a skinny little oak splinter about 3/8’s long. Somehow it managed to slide along the top of my finger nail and just disappear. Ouch it was worst than a paper cut and totally invisible. I wasn’t even sure it was a splinter. I’ve had them before under my finger nail…and I know why they call that torture. This one was just evil. I just sat there staring at my red finger with my magic glasses wondering if I’ve lost my mind. Where could it be? After digging for an hour or so (ok maybe just a minute) I did mange to locate it. An hour (felt like it anyway) after that I manage to get it out with tweezers. I can’t help but be damn grateful it’s a splinter getting under my skin and not some power hungry greedy incompetent boss with an inferiority complex and anger issues. Ya I LOVE my life!