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Apparently, kids don't watch Tom and Jerry anymore.  There have been enough smacked faces on my farm that watching this is now a prerequisite for touching my gardening tools.

and if you want something a bit more modern

Seriously - this is a real thing.  don't leave tools smack side up!  
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I hesitate to admit this, but I did that exact thing with a rake once.  It was leaning against a planting mound, which tilted the tines enough for me to step on them easily.  The rake was in plants deep enough to hide it well.  I had just enough time to turn my head before the handle of the rake slammed into it hard enough to make my ears ring.  A wholly unpleasant experience, but one that taught me the lesson of not leaving tools lying around like that in a single event.
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My dad was a master mason, and often used a tool he called a comealong. He called that move "the comealong trick."  "Did the comealong trick? Think you'll pay more attention next time?" No matter what he told apprentices, I think I'm the only apprentice he ever had that didn't brain themselves on a job. (I had done it in the yard enough times to know better!)
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