Ouch. Nice Henry! But it reminds me of something similar. When I was in grade school, I was messing a round with a ballpoint pen spring, and I hooked it into a finger, and it had enough of a barb that I couldn't back it out. So off to the doctor, who gave me a numbing shot before cutting the spring out. He said, "OK, is it numb?" I said, "No not yet.....", but he said, "well it should be...", and started cutting anyway...!! Ouch.