voyager42‘s rather cryptic message about accidents happening is a reference to the rather painful injury he caused me while we were playing squash yesterday evening. The ball passed very close to me and he moved to strike it from a distance of (at the very most) a meter behind me. Unfortunately he mis-hit it a little and it travelled straight into my arm and side. I should probably have been moving aside, but for some reason I wasn’t. We don’t strike the ball gently, so it was travelling with some pace. This nasty looking blister-like thing immediately appeared on my arm:

(You can see the wound on my sexy arm in full-sized gory 1600×1200 detail here)

What baffles me is why he chose to do it in the second game, when he was 3-1 up, rather than during the first game, when I was actually winning 🙂

Of course, you’d think he’d let me win after that, but no…


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2 Responses to Ouch!

  1. Desperate times…

    call for extreme measures. You beat me (very convincingly) last week, so there’s nothing to complain about.

  2. OUCH.

    This brings back unpleasant memories of the time when the church youth group went playing action cricket back in 2001 (or was it 2002?), and I got wacked in the eye with the ball. Then again, I got wacked in the same eye in 2003 during an ultimate frisbee game when someone ran into me, so I suppose I’d better get used to it…

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