Effects from boiling-water burn reversed

Not long ago my wife became unable to attend to her portion of our customary chores, so I assumed cooking, laundry, and the like in addition to my full-time job. I felt not only free about assuming these additional duties, but also glad to be able to fill in during this time. 

However, one evening when I was particularly tired, as I was making dinner I asked my wife what she would like to drink. The answer came back, “Iced tea, if it isn’t too much trouble.” Well, I was conflicted—I hadn’t allowed for the additional effort needed to make iced tea in time for the other things as they were ready to come out of the oven and off of the cooktop. I wasn’t angry, just a little annoyed to have to get a pot of water boiling, steep the tea, throw in the ice cubes, and get everything on the table at the same time.

Nonetheless, I proceeded to add iced tea to the menu, and after some time the water was finally at a boil and the teapot singing. In my haste to pour the water into the tea pitcher, I unconsciously braced the teapot against my little finger. The resulting shock of pain caused me to jerk the teapot, which sent a cascade of boiling water across my other hand. I was able to put the pitcher down gently, and immediately left the kitchen.

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