This post was going to be called "How I laugh in the face of danger!" In fact, I was mentally composing this post about how I do just that. I think you're supposed to take pins out before you sew over them. My grandma taught me how to use a sewing machine, and she said it was cool to just leave them in. So I always have.
I am aware of the danger to my eyes and face, but hey, I laugh in the face of danger. Also, I don't think I've ever hurt myself from this dangerous habit.
The pin with the sharp curve is a casualty of the danger. I have also hit a metal zipper stop and had my needle break into three pieces, one of which cut my face really close to my eye. I have been more careful with zippers ever since then.
So there I was, laughing in the face of danger when it happened. I hit a pin, bending it down into my machine. I should probably be more worried about hurting my sewing machine! Anyway, I am able to extract the fallen solder. A few seconds later my needle JUST BREAKS. That's it. Oh hi, I'm gonna break now. Love, your Needle.
So, I changed my needle and quit laughing. The end.