Thursday, April 13, 2006

Because I Am a Moron

I believe that I mentioned it here before, but in case I didn't (and in case you didn't know), I shave my head. This becomes a bit tedious at times, but overall, I like the look and I feel like people respond better to me with a shaved head than they do with me just balding.

Now on Tuesday, my sick day, I played a fair amount of PS2, because I'm a nerd like that, and I, at one point, was so disappointed with how I was playing that I took the PS2 controller and hit the edge of the controller up against my forehead. It was a dumb thing to do, and I should have known better, but I didn't hit myself especially hard and so I didn't figure anything bad would come of it. Unfortunately, there is a small divet around the edge of the controller, and this sort of caught my skin, and I am now left with the monument to my stupidity in the form of a crescent shaped scab in the center of my forehead.

I've been telling everybody the truth if they ask about it, but I wanted to ask you, the readers, your opinion. I'm not saying that I would necessarily change my story, but I am curious to see how you would hypothetically respond. Would it save more face if, instead of telling the truth, I claimed that I had cut myself shaving? This would seem a pretty silly blunder, but it would certainly be somewhat less embarrassing than admitting that I had been so upset by a VIDEO GAME that I had mashed the controller against my head.

Also, would it help if I explained that I was playing Madden '06, and I had just thrown an interception that had been run back for a touchdown?


The gf said...

You are so silly. It is things like this that only you can get away with telling the truth about my sweet little bald man.

Saint Me said...

Whoa there AC, time out. You don't want people to know you shave your head. You want them to think you're just bald on your own. Like a real man. Stick to the truth. Unless your boss asks. I mean, you don't want to get fired for being unstable and potentially violent.

As far as the game goes, I say wait until your little brother is around to play again. Then, if something bad happens you can just yell at him for being bad luck and kick him out of the room. That's what I used to do.

37?!!! *slurping sounds*

Analyst Catalyst said...

In a row? Like Amy Oblak?

Red Riding Hood said...

I had a friend to took one of those toy arrows with the suction cup on one end, and stuck it to his forehead as a joke. We were all shocked how tightly it stayed on his forhead and how long it stayed on his forehead...I believe the hickie lasted 6 weeks.
Toys are dangerous things :)

Anonymous said...

There's no shame in a little bit of Madden... and while a lot women will simply roll their eyes at the story... the guys will all relate. Hitting your head with the controller is something like butting helmets on the field, right? I usually only hit my head with the contoller after a great completion, myself... puts me in the game!

Thany said...

Better than putting your freshly shaved head through the TV!!