Nope, I didn't take adequate precaution when opening my new mandolin. For reference, that's four layers of gauze I'm bleeding through.
For my "chef fail" record, I grated my thumb exactly a week ago. The mandolin was *suppose* to be a safer alternative, as I now have an aversion to box graters.
Public service announcement: buy cut protection gloves when you buy a mandolin.
No cooking tonight, I need a nap, my husband, and pain killers.