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Nov 11 2016

FF: Don’t Talk to Me About Fear

Category: Fixed-it Friday,Hinges & PivotsLori @ 4:27 am Comments (17)

Maybe this is cracking me up because it’s the middle of the night…I guess we’ll see if it’s still funny in the morning.

So there’s a Facebook page dedicated to memes about door hinges, and – get this – it has been “liked” by more than 46,000 people.  I have not “liked” it myself, because some of the memes are NSFW, and my kids are exposed to enough profanity and questionable content without adding hinge memes.

But apparently a couple of my FB friends have “liked” the FB page on door hinge memes, because on occasion the memes show up on my FB feed.  And tonight, I saw one that made me look twice:


THAT. IS. MY. FINGER!  My finger is FAMOUS!

I took the photo when I stayed at a really bad hotel in Miami Beach – this was the fire door that led to my hotel room.  And yes – I was fearful about it (you can check out the rest of the photos from that night here).  Now someone has made my finger into a meme.

I guess it was only a matter of time before my finger found fame.  Maybe I should have pursued a career as a hand model.  I mean, just look at this talentAnd the bling!



17 Responses to “FF: Don’t Talk to Me About Fear”

  1. Tyler says:

    Congrats on your Internet fame. Now to somehow leverage it to become filthy rich.

  2. Ginny Powell says:

    Compared to some of the other memes that particular Facebook page produces I’m glad your finger was in one of the milder ones 🙂

  3. Joe Hendry says:

    I finally know someone famous!

  4. Cecilia says:

    Don’t forget us little people on the way to pointer finger fame! So for that burning question? Is it still funny in the morning? Because I love the humor in it all 🙂

  5. Clair E Gunnet Jr AHC says:

    This reminds me of a motel room door at a place I spent the night at south of San Francisco back before a SF DHI convention in the seventies or eighties.There were some large gaps around that door and it was to the exterior!. I remember placing the back of a chair under the door knob. I took a picture, but that was before the digital age.If I am able to locate it…
    thanks for the memories.

  6. Sheldon says:

    The picture immediately brought to mind the time all of my fingers were caught between panels on a closing garage door. I couldn’t pull them out, so I had to open the door by pushing up with my trapped fingers. I suspect most of those who made that picture a meme were thinking of closing the door on your finger, not sticking it into the gap.

    Still, congrats for the notoriety!

    • Lori says:

      EEK! When I was a teenager, I went to the mall and there was a grandmother in the parking lot with her grandchild. They had been sitting in the car but decided to go into the mall and find the mother of the child. The grandmother closed her hand in the car door and was trying to keep the kid from running off. She was stuck and had no way to open the door because the mother had the keys.

      – Lori

  7. Austin B says:

    Hardware memes??? I’m intrigued! Anybody want to fill me in on the Facebook page name?

  8. David Coughlin says:

    On a serious note, I was an unfortunate witness to a heavy door shutting when an immensely more unfortunate 10 year old’s finger was in the hinge side gap…He lost about 3/4 of a finger. As my lawyer friends say, “and it was his favorite finger” when they are giving closing arguments.

    They are expensive but, continuous hinges are great when they can be used.

    • Lori says:

      Even continuous hinges won’t solve the problem completely, but they will help with the pull side of the hinge edge. My kids have had their share of door-related incidents…luckily nobody lost any fingers!

      – Lori

  9. Rich says:

    Careful with those pictures Lori!
    Remember what happened to Kim K. when she showed her rings on social media! 🙂

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