By inalotofpain - United States
Today, while relaxing in the kitchen drinking coffee, my dad suddenly rushed in, knocking me over and causing me to spill boiling hot coffee all over myself. Then, my dad thought it would be a good idea to grab the sprayer from the sink and douse me with cold water in order to "put me out." FML
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  Byah  |  2

Yeah, it would. It's not going to "put you out" since you're not on fire, but it'll still cool you down. I heard baking soda and water stop the pain pretty effectively too.

By  TraceCase_  |  19

Good lookin' out, your Dad! Probably helped the coffee stains from setting in your clothes too! Just grab the sprayer and get him back for the whole situation, then have a good laugh XD

By  mrsninja  |  2

Actually, dousing you with cold water is the right thing to do with hot water burns. A similar thing happened to a girl at my school. I threw loads of cold water on her after it happened and was told that that was the best thing to do. So, kudos to your dad for trying to rectify his mistake.

  thewife5  |  19

Immerse the burn in cool or cold water. Do not put ice directly on the burn, as this can cause further damage to the skin. Make the water as cold as tolerable and keep it in water until pain ceases.

  wisericky  |  12

actually, you throw more hot coffee to counter the coffee burning the skin.
you guys are welcome, and should really take a first aid class like i did.