In the course of turning some tools these last few years, the broadside of my left index finger has borne the brunt and many flesh-carving incidents. I am right handed, so I guess the fact that righty is usually gripping a tool leaves lefty exposed.
Another issue with being a (bike) grease monkey is that I cannot keep my hands and fingernails clean. people at my day job (as an architect at S.O.M.) have noticed. Its a hot topic on conversation....actually, its not. The fact that we won Architecture Magazines "Firm of the Year" is a hot topic.
I guess this blog post wouldn't even be worth writing if I just wore gloves.