Douchelord Drunkface McManTits8:51:00 PM
I was at my local bar on Sunday watching my NY Giants kick the Dallas Cowlosers' collective butts. Eventually my friend joined me so I ...
I was at my local bar on Sunday watching my NY Giants kick the Dallas Cowlosers' collective butts.
Eventually my friend joined me so I could help her celebrate her birthday (that began at midnight).
This was the same friend who took care of me after my epidural appointment, and so I especially wanted to make it a fun time with lots of fun drinks because. This is the same friend that I met in college and is also a coworker. She has been excellent to me during this whole neck ordeal, making sure I don't get too mopey and that hospital would release me. Though it was her birthday, she was every bit as protective of me/my back as she had been coming home from the hospital.
Enter Douchelord Drunkface McManTits -- some 6'2" inebriated Weeble whose pecs were almost as large as Pam Anderson's head and whose hair could solve the energy crisis for the next 10 years. He drunkedly swaggered over to us and started moving his arm to put around my shoulders/neck. My friend launched herself inbetween Douchelord Drunkface McManTits and said "No!! No touching!!" Yep. all 5'2" of her protected all 5'9" of me.
Two of my problems were solved in one fell swoop:
(1) my problem of stupidly not allowing my friends to help me/care for me out of pride/desire for independence; and
(2) my fear of people carelessly causing further injury to me (like the manager of the bar who 20 minutes later surprised both of us by saying goodbye to me and slapping me on the back right over the injection site).
The lesson is that if you are vulnerable and let the right people in your life, they don't abuse the vulnerability, but protect you from those who might. Friends are good people to have in a crisis. Especially 5'2 bulldogs/bodyguards.
You are angels and drunks
You are magi
You stuck a pin in a map I was in
And you are the stars I navigate home by