Monday, March 21, 2011

Mad Skillz

Apparently, running is a highly developed skill that should be left to the professionals.

This past weekend, I found it necessary to engage in such an activity, without proper training or permission. I got the mechanics a bit backwards, and found myself slowing my run with my hands and face.

On concrete.

My face looks like it lost a fight with an industrial sander (black eye included!), and my hands look like I grabbed the wrong end of a meat tenderizer.  Some time during the adventure, my ear folded over and joined the fun, so there are some impressions back there too.

I can't really say that a good time was had by all, but worse things have happened to me.  And, the holster held!

I'm just glad I don't have court for a day or so.  So, rather than getting the attention of the court's victim services office, I'll just be scaring the clients at my office.  Although I'm going to have to come up with a better story,  I can't really be the "tough" lawyer if I can't put one foot in front of the other without hurting myself.

6 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

Accidents happen; I'm sorry it happened to you. Ouch!

PottShott said...

When I was younger my brother did something similar while riding a bike. He still has a scar running from his brow down to his cheek. I witnessed this so I knew the true story. I have overheard him telling several stories to people about how it happened. My favorite of these was that he got jumped by a gang of ruthless amish boys that were hanging out in front of a pizza parlor.

I hope your wounds heal better than his.

Shepherd K said...

So, I guess this would be a bad time for you to ask your wife to dance.

Carteach0 said...

Tough Lawyer:

"Sometimes... people need to be reminded to pay their bill....."

Simeon said...

I sympathize with you. Been there. When I was dating my wife, we went on a run. Wasn't a good moment, but she still married me.

Lawyer said...

Thanks for the comments! Everything's healing nicely, and the black eye is going through that whole rainbow thing. I get up every morning trying to guess what color it's going to be.

And thankfully, Pottshott, none of the scars appear permanent, other than the one to what is left of my dignity. You just can't look cool doing what I did.

Carteach0: That's a great suggestion!