For whatever reason I didn't take my own advise this past Saturday. I don't know why. I just wasn't thinking, and I paid for it. Within moments of putting on my gloves I felt a searing hot pain run down my two middle fingers on my left hand. I threw my glove off so fast that I never saw what did it. It was worse than any bee or scorpion sting I have ever gotten. The pain radiated down my fingers so I couldn't move them.
Luckily the pain didn't last long. After taking some pain killers and sitting with ice on my hand for 30 or so minutes I was able to function again with very minimal pain, and I thought that was the end of it.
But I was wrong. The next day, yesterday, my hand started to itch, and then it started to swell, and before I knew it the back of my hand was puffy and squishy and the skin was tight and hot. It didn't stop me from working, but it sure wasn't pleasant. I don't think this picture really shows off how swollen it was (and still is, another day later.
Always check your gloves before you put them on! Perhaps next time I will remember that, I hope.