17 truly horrific middle class injuries

We had book group at my house last night. It’s my very favourite sort of book group because it goes like this:

  • 8pm: We choose our drinks
  • 8.05pm: We eat crisps
  • 8.10pm: We chat about children, work and random stuff we’ve seen on the TV
  • 9pm: We ate a selection of small cakes
  • 9.05pm: We talk some more about things that aren’t to do with books
  • 10.20pm: We give the book a mark out of ten and set the date for the next meeting
  • 10.30pm: Everyone goes home to bed

It’s ace.

Last night, conversation got onto avocado hand, which led to one book group member revealing that she was banned from using the mandolin at home. I told everyone that sometimes I accidentally grate my fingernails in with the cheese, but I don’t think that was quite the same, so then I was quiet again.

Anyway, it got me thinking about middle class injuries. You know the sort of thing I mean – you get a little scratch on your eyeball when your electric pepper grinder backfires? You iPad drops on your face when you’re watching House of Cards in bed?

There are some very funny middle class injuries out there, so I thought I would compile a selection of my favourites from Twitter for you. Be warned – I am not responsible for any accidents that happen whilst reading this list, so hold your phone tightly.

Have you suffered any middle class injuries?

Leave a comment and let me know!

middle class injuries


Images – By JIANG HONGYANbaibaz – shutterstock.




  1. 7 June, 2017 / 11:05 am

    The worst so far: almost cutting my finger off when struggling to cut a sweet potato.

    • Jo Middleton
      7 June, 2017 / 12:28 pm

      Sweet potatoes are HARD – you’re very brave!

  2. Jordan Jarmain
    8 June, 2017 / 10:20 am

    These are hilarious. Love it xx

  3. Nicki Ramsay
    9 June, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    I was cut in the leg by flying glass when I opened a kitchen cupboard and a large bag of muesli fell out onto the counter sending a bottle of Prosecco crashing to the floor.

    • Jo Middleton
      12 June, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      Classic :-)

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