Curiosity can sometimes lead to trouble, especially when you don’t do as you are told

A few days ago, a terrible incident happened. I almost lost my life in it. My parents, brother and I went to a café for dinner. As soon as we reach there and settled down, the strong aroma of coffee wafted down my nostrils and I started annoying my parents to order food because I was starving.

While waiting for the food to be served, I and my brother went to explore around the restaurant. We went to the basement, not knowing that the horrible surprise that was awaiting us there. As we reached the basement, I saw a machine whirring round and round. Out of curiosity, I tried to touch the whirling mechanism of the machine. My brother warned me, but I didn’t listen and my hand got stuck in the machine!

My brother, who had been sensible enough not to put his hand in, immediately ran to fetch my parents. I started screaming at the top of my lungs. I felt miserable and wished I had been sensible like my brother as my hand was throbbing painfully. People gathered around and the manager stopped the machine and gently pulled my hand out. My hand was a mess of blood, I had lost one of my fingers in the machine! I was crying at my stupidity and soon I fell unconscious.

When I opened my eyes, I found myself in the hospital with no middle finger on my left hand. This is what I got from not listening to others and doing something out of my curiosity.

Now whenever I look at my hand, I feel a tingle of pain.

Well at least I got one thing good from this incident, now I always control my curiosity and did not let it get the better of me — ever.

Published in Dawn, Young World, May 19th, 2018