Growing up, I heard jokes about this sort of thing from my school friends, and in adulthood, I saw cartoons depicting it; but I always thought it was just that - a joke or a cartoon, not something that happened in real life! Today's Doofus has proved me wrong.
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.”
There's more at the link.
Is that a case of, "Can you hear me OW!"? (With apologies to Verizon, of course!)