John K Jordan
Yikes. So glad it was a scratch instead of worse.
I'm usually alert except in the morning - the other day I almost poured my coffee into the cereal bowl. I've made it a policy and habit to not operate anything more dangerous than a pocket knife until after my farm chores.
In 1968 I knicked my thumb on a huge bandsaw working at the Berea College woodcrafts. I asked for non-power machinery morning tasks until my brain engaged.
Thank you for posting this - a reminder for everyone.