A whole new look at nose piercing…
Story of how I got the coffee cup hook in my nose…
For 2022 it is one of my goals to be able to get to the point where I am releasing an article daily. I know I won’t be perfect, but my goal is not perfectionism, it is to improve and continue to improve my skills. Which means practice, practice, practice!
All of that being said in order to achieve that goal I have to have ideas for content, and because I am a variety writer and will write about anything for the part, it makes sense to use some silly stories from my past at times to fill that void.
The Coffee Cup Nose Piercing
As I mentioned in another article, I lived in Tucson, AZ for the first ten years of my life. The home we lived in was a nice one story home. The kitchen had an L counter, and where the L came out was where typically there would be a wall to the living room if it was closed. The kitchen and living room opened right up to each other. Along the counter there was coffee cup hooks, for what? Well, Coffee Cups of course!
One way I was walking from the living room, towards the entrance way into the kitchen. I am walking by this counter and suddenly have to sneeze. We all know often when we sneeze we bend forward as it helps compensate the force from the sneeze so we don’t end up injuring ourselves from the stiffness. As I lurched forward from the sneeze I went nose first right into a coffee cup hook!
Yes that is right, I hooked myself on the nose, and my parents who were both right there had a sudden gasp! What would have been the right response in that situation was for me to not move, and allow my parents time to react in order to help me become unhooked. No, I of course was reactionary (I was less then 10 years old…), I yanked my head back, and tore the hook from my nose, along with some skin from my nose.
A trip to the Emergency Room later and some stitches and my nose has been good ever since! There is a scar of course, but it is hardly noticeable unless you know about it and are looking for it.
Moral of the Story: Don’t be in a rush, even when it hurts it is better to analyze the situation you face, rather than reacting on emotional response alone.