I have decided that I want to learn more about chilli peppers and how to cook with them. So, I bought a pepper and chopped it up into my omelette. When my lip went numb, I realized that I had been a little over-zealous in the quantity which I had used. The real lesson came when, without washing my hands after handling the chopped pepper, I rubbed my eyes.
Two valuable lessons were learned. First, I should be more careful to understand my food experiments a little better. Secondly, I should have paid more attention when Monica was trying to explain this to me.