Thursday, August 12, 2010
now that everything is fine,
now that my vision is blurry
only because my pupils are still dilated
let me tell you how painful it is
to have a glob of
nathan's famous 'the original coney island' deli style mustard
hit you in the eye.
you know that scale they use
to ask how much it hurts?
the scale only goes to ten.
this was, oh, sixteen.
and after i rinsed my eye and rinsed and
rinsed some more and took a shower to let
the water wash over my eye
i had to try and clean the kitchen.
the mustard splashed on every. single. surface.
two hours later, still in pain,
i went online and discovered that
the new york eye and ear infirmary
is a blessedly short cab ride away.
yada yada yada
and a visit from the refrigerator repair guy
to fix the broken freezer and i was on the bus
the next day and this woman sat down in front of me
and her tattoo made my day.