Long weekends are great. I was able to practice Finance and catch up on some of the reading I was unable to do last weekend because I was in Cincinnati for the Bengals game. Well as it turns out, long weekends are also helpful when you are trying to nurse a black eye. Although my eye is looking better, it is not going to be normal looking for at least another five days. As a result, I decided to email my professors to tell them that I have a black eye and that I hope it won’t be a distraction in class. What resulted is one of the funniest emails I have ever received from a professor…
I just wanted to let you know that I have a pretty nasty black eye that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. I was accidentally elbowed while playing basketball in the gym on Friday afternoon with several classmates. I don’t want this to be a distraction in class tomorrow, so here is a heads up.
2 minutes later…
Yikes. If you wanted to cover this up, you could always pull off the eye patch. If you go down this route, I’d recommend a turtleneck and a blazer to compliment the look. That said, looking like a villain from a James Bond movie may be more distracting than just having a black eye.
See you tomorrow.
This was not the response I expected. I would actually try the “villain from a James Bond movie” look, but I think the black eye alone will be funny enough for my classmates.