I might have the terminology wrong. I'm referring to an electronic thermometer (approximately 5*2*1/2 inches) with a six inch, very sharp probe attached to it. I was the assistant manager of a fast-food place in college, and we used it to make sure the meat was kept at the right temperatures. I had stuck this thing in my shirt pocket for a second to write on a pad, bent over to pick something up, as I reached out with my left hand it fell out of my pocket and impaled the first two fingers. Nobody said anything as I slowly turned my hand around and we looked at the fingers. I detached the electronic part and then did something really stupid, yeah, I tried to pull it out. OUCH, it didn't budge, of course, and we were off to the ER a few minutes later. What happened when we got there is a whole other story.