That was a hard read.I apprenticed to a cabinet maker in a small family owned and operated shop. One of my first jobs when out on a dishwasher installation was to clean up the copper sweat fittings to reuse when the new dishwasher was installed. My boss would lie on his back with both arms stretched under the dishwasher and use a small propane torch to melt off elbows and unions which I then heated up and wire brushed with some flux to ready them for the next step. I had just set an elbow down next to my boss without cooling it with a wet rag. He reached down to his waist and was patting around for the now clean (but still smoking hot) copper fitting. He grabbed the hot fitting and almost had his hand back into the cramped space under the DW when he yelled and reflexively sat up banging his head. He had an odd dry sense of humor that I was learning to mimic so I asked, "That ain't hot is it Shaw?"
He was still sucking on a burnt finger but said, "Naw, it just didn't take me long to look at it..."
Some of Doug's weld burns remind me of that learning moment.