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How to explain war wounds at work?!

post #1 of 14
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This is so funny but embarrassing...

I work in Marketing at a company and it's a pretty visible position so I can't really hide.

For the last 2 days people have been asking me what the heck happened to my face and it's so embarrassing to tell them what happened...

I was snoozing in bed the other morning trying to get up and I turned over on my side near the edge of the bed snoozing more... I felt the bed vibrate so I opened one eye to see what was going on. Beloved Tango was playing and trying to walk on the side of the mattress toward me. I shut my eyes again to snooze and the next thing I knew, I had a claw in my nose! I about screamed in agony. Poor Tango got scared by my screaming and ran off with his tail fluffed up. My nose would not stop bleeding for about 5 minutes. I had to keep several tissues on my nose so blood wouldn't get everywhere..

I have a pretty DEEP and LONG SCRATCH on my nose - the most visible place!

Now I think it's hilarious but MAN it's embarrassing to tell people what happened! And the normal response is when I admit that a cat scratched me is "See, that's why I don't like cats!" or something like that so I end up trying to defend cats worldwide to cat haters.. Jeez.. Things like this just doesn't help us market cats as great pets to have huh? LOL. I've actually thought about lying about how I got it but I couldn't think of a good story about how I got a scratch on my nose....

Pls tell me I'm not the only one who has had this happen to??
post #2 of 14

My cats have never done that to me but I did get a scratch on my face from my dog once.
post #3 of 14
Just tell them you cut yourself shaving. They'll be too embarrassed to say anything further.
post #4 of 14
^

Or say something different and even more strange each time you're asked.

"Bad sneezing fit"

"Nose picking accident" - etc


People don't ask me anymore. I always have some sort of scratch/cut, burn, or bruise on me.
post #5 of 14
Monster actually "pierced" DH's nose one night when she didn't want to take her medicine. We're lucky it didn't get infected, but we tried to clean it out good and keep an eye on it. But yes, nose scratches are the worst!

Funny story, last summer we went to a picnic and I drank a little bit too much. I went to turn around to talk to someone and I was on gravel and my feet got tangled up together and I went down...flat on my chin! Got three perfect cuts/scratches from the gravel (still have the scars). Well, while you're embarrassed to tell the true story, so was I so I DID blame it on my cats! It was only good friends I said to "ok, this is the story I told my MIL and boss, but here's what really happened".
post #6 of 14
Pruning a climbing rose would be a good one. One of the older men came into church one evening with a horrible scratch on his face, and when I asked him if he'd lost a fight with a cat he said it was a rosebush.

Two of mine try to wake me up by patting my face, and I awoke with a claw hooked inside my nostril once. My eyes got swollen, I looked awful.
post #7 of 14
I'll have to before I say this but:

This whole thread is too funny.....(said by someone who has not had to explain a cat scratch on the face)
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Snake_Lady View Post
I'll have to before I say this but:

This whole thread is too funny.....(said by someone who has not had to explain a cat scratch on the face)
Yet, you mean.
post #9 of 14
This reminds me of a story I have.

I was sleeping on the couch one morning (woke up at 3 a.m. with a migraine, so I took pain meds and slept on the couch) and the cats were having their very own Indy 500 when all of a sudden...I had a cat land on my face!!! Scotty's back claw scratched me under my eye.

The worst part? I had an in-person interview that morning. Luckily, he didn't black my eye. lol
post #10 of 14
When my first husband and I were newlyweds we had a cat named Perky. Perky decided that certain dangling bits were fair game and pounced. Perky was not allowed in the bedroom during certain times after that.

That same husband had me get into a shopping cart at the back side of a mall one time and proceeded to push me around. At the top of one little hill he let me go. I panicked and tried to stand up as I was heading for a cement wall,which caused the cart to tip forward and I slid down the wall scraping my arm up very badly. When asked what happened at work the following day, I told the truth - I fell out of a shopping cart. The funny part was that nobody had any problem believing I did just that.
post #11 of 14
It's a big issue for both Horse Riders & Hockey Players (I happen to be both) when all of a sudden you're limping all over the office, or you have a big bruise on your shin .
In those cases you can explain them away with sport, after the 3rd of 4th time people just assume!

Maybe some cover-up?
post #12 of 14
When Spunky was a kitten he thought eyeballs were neat. He proceeded to shove his paw, claws and all in mom's eye. She had to wear a patch for days b/c he scratched her eye.
post #13 of 14
Try having to wear an eye patch for that when you're in kindergarten. Adults have been taught, for the most part, that you don't tease another over such injuries. Children don't know any better, or maybe they did and just didn't care.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
When my first husband and I were newlyweds we had a cat named Perky. Perky decided that certain dangling bits were fair game and pounced. Perky was not allowed in the bedroom during certain times after that.

That same husband had me get into a shopping cart at the back side of a mall one time and proceeded to push me around. At the top of one little hill he let me go. I panicked and tried to stand up as I was heading for a cement wall,which caused the cart to tip forward and I slid down the wall scraping my arm up very badly. When asked what happened at work the following day, I told the truth - I fell out of a shopping cart. The funny part was that nobody had any problem believing I did just that.
That right there is grounds for divorce!
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