And what lesson is that you ask, well, the lesson is, when plugging in an iron with an extra long cord it might be a good idea to hang onto the iron because the cord is probably tangled up and won't reach as far as you think and so you'll tip the iron over, and because your back is turned you won't see it go. You'll know nothing until it lands on your toes. Thank goodness I was wearing shoes so they're bruised but ok.
I don't do a lot of ironing, I think I've mentioned that before, but I'd finished embroidering a dish towel and I wanted to press it before I put it away and started lunch, so obviously too many things on a mind that can only deal with one thought at a time.
I don't know why my iron has about a 9 foot cord or why it feels it has to tangle up, but by golly, the next time I'm silly enough to use it I'll hang onto it!