So recently I had a fundraising gala I was setting up for, and I was taking down pipe and draping.
For anyone who doesn’t know, pipe and drape is this stuff:
Anyway, I had to take out the poll from the bottom cause it was like 9 feet tall, and the bottom stuck then popped off quickly causing the metal hook to jump out and swing down to hit me in the face.
Let me reiterate: I got hit in the face with a metal pipe.
Actually, more specifically, the hook from the metal pipe.
Anyhow, it cut my face and because it was a face cut it bled everywhere. But it turned out to be a super small cut so I figured I was fine and then just continued to work for another 12 hours for my gala.
The next day, when the swelling went down I was getting feelings of ‘movement’ or ‘vibrations’ under my eye when I laughed or coughed or simply spoke too loud (which lets be honest, is all the time).
It was super disconcerting so I went to the hospital and then to an eye specialist.
Turns out, though my face looks relatively unscathed, I have a small fracture in my orbital bone and air is getting in behind my eye from my nasal cavity. That’s what is causing all the sensations of movement.
Guys, I legit BROKE MY FACE.
I told my friend Jo this story and her first response?
“Yeah, that sounds about right.”
Cause this IS me we’re talking about so I have super weird luck.
So not only did I have to work my gala with a gash on my face, but I’ve felt super awkward in all my important meetings.
But it’s okay – I’m just telling everyone that my boss beats me and that makes up for it somehow.
PS – I think this means I qualify for danger pay now.
PPS – Does getting hit in the face with a metal pipe qualify me as ‘gangsta’? I think it does.
PPPS – I’m actually super lucky. If that metal hook – that hit me hard enough to break a bone in my face – had landed an inch higher I totally would have lost my eye. It also missed doing any damage to my tear duct, which is also super lucky.
PPPPS – If it HAD damaged my tear duct I would’ve cried blood. Then been hanged as a witch, probably.
PPPPPS – So that woulda sucked, like, double.