My friend, who’s a nurse in an emergency department, was telling me about a patient who arrived with a gash in his head. Apparently the man was a farmer, and he and his son were working in a field when he’d felt a stone in his boot. He’s tried to shake his foot to work the stone out but – finding it difficult to keep his balance – he decided to hold onto a fence pole.
The son, looking up from what he was doing, noticed his father standing on one leg shaking vigorously and thought he was holding onto the electrified fence.
Grasping a large stick, the son whacked his dad to break his hold on the fence, causing the injury to his head.
Stitches were required to mend the wound, although I’m not sure if the father and son’s relationship is mended yet.