HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! 6 years ago on New Years Eve... I was chopping some particulary unburnable wood into tiny bits and cut my index finger to the bone with a small hand axe.
Now, think about it... New Years Eve... On a Weekend night at 10 pm... There was No Way I was going to the emergency room. So, I told my husband to meet me in the bathroom and no matter what I said or hollered, until I said elephant he was to keep dribbling/pouring the alcohol on my damn finger.
To make a long story shorter, I have a finger that looks like it has a waistline now... I did manage to not get gangrene, not die, BUT oh man, it hurt like HELL!!!! Your mouth and your hands have the most nerve endings. And, I had to work around water all night every night fixing welding machines and robots. That is why the skin could not re-attach.
I am just glad that it is still attached.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.