What makes a paper cut worse is we rarely get the sympathy we deserve for being in such agony.
No trips to the ER for stitches, no "another inch and I would have died" stories, and no sick days to binge watch Netflix while recovering on the couch.
According to Dr. Hayley Goldbach:
Fingertips are how we explore the world, how we do small delicate tasks, so it makes sense that we have a lot of nerve endings there. It’s kind of a safety mechanism.
Next, paper isn't smooth. The edges are like evil little serrated knives just waiting to ruin your day.
And paper cuts are shallow, which means blood doesn't come to the surface, clot, and scab over.