Having run a red hot bath I ensured that there was good distribution by plunging my arms in and swirling the water around, a pretty standard technique I think. Being thoroughly comfortable with the temperature of the water I leapt in with both feet, the temperature reached my brain and I proceeded to hop like an angry pelican.
It would appear that the sensation loss has reached the point that my hands and forearms are no longer representative of what the rest of my body can tolerate. I tested the theory and confirmed that whilst the forearms were comfortable every other part of my body was scalded. This is not a big issue, as a reynauds sufferer I grew up with this ‘calibration error’ so I just need to remember.
It would all make for an odd explanation at the doctors or the emergency department though wouldn’t it? “how did you burn your legs?”
“in the bath”
“did you not test it with your hands?”
“yes but they liked it”
Nice to see the news report from Findus who are one of the more recognised frozen food manufacturers, not for them the 3 or 4 % horse meat they went all out at 60 to 100% I think that this is an opportunity for us to embrace the habits of our European friends, let’s not worry about the meat just change the label. Given the clear lack of attention we in the UK pay to our food why not just asterix the beef label and on the back somewhere write ‘beef means horse’ ? Its only realy a literal translation of the term ‘value’ after all.