I should have just put this photo of myself up last week as a warning to wear your goggles. Much more effective imagery and less grief:) Kinda dramatic eh? With the lighting and all?
I remember exactly when this happened. I was having a post-match pint at the Denman Fitness in August of 2004 (!) when I happened to see a couple of new players chasing a cold ball around the court. I thought I would go down and show them some drills so that they could make the most of their 45 minutes and I could pass on what had been taught to me. Suffice to say I neglected to take my goggles onto the court: "I'm only going to show them some drills." The drill was practicing drives and length so I was very surprised when one of the guys tried to impress me with his cross court and ended up with his racquet meeting my face. "I'll get the ice!", he screamed as he ran off court.
I probably should have gotten stitches that night but the Canucks were on TV and I hadn't finished my pint. I really didn't want to sit in Emerg for three hours. If I had gone to see a professional I would definitely not have had to pull out a sliver of bumper guard two weeks later. Yep. That grossed the wife out for sure:)
This is the logo I designed as a result of my brush with disaster and, yes, I forgive you C:)
Do I need to mention that it's trademarked? Didn't think so.