Sure got a laugh out of that guys.
Some years ago I was working at an engineering workshop (I'm a boilermaker by trade). I had set myself up on a good solid work bench and had fassioned a jig to do some smaller fabrication work. I would tack weld together the parts
and weld them later.
Now I was using an industrial strength earth clamp, not one of those little clips that are supplied on home welders, this sucker needed a 2 handed grip on it to open. This I had clipped to the 3 inch thick front edge of the workbench. Right were I could lean agaist it everytime I reached over to pick up a new piece for tacking in position. Eventually it had worked itself over to the very edge of the work bench.
I had been working steadily for 2-3 hours when.......
As I said this thing had some spring in it, the noise
of it snapping shut was heard by all in close proximity and I went down on my knees. You guessed it, my favourite piece of male equipment
was right in the grip of these vicous jaws of genre levelling evil.
As I said, all those in close proximity heard it and my yell had alerted the rest of the crew, so as I peered up from the ground through tear blurred vision I could see 15 or so so called workmates falling over themselves in mirth and hillarity.
Fotunately there was no serious damage but I was "out of action" for a while.