Thursday, April 30, 2009
I, like many others, have laughed at a guy getting hit in the junk. Most times, the only place one sees this action is on the ol' Boob Tube, and it IS funny, to me anyway. Being a male of the magnificent human race, one can't help but feel deep sympathy for another male when this happens to him, but at the same time it is hilarious. As you flip through the channels (especially on Satellite TV) you will run into at least one of these shows a week... It's a guilty pleasure. Even on YouTube and other sites that are similar, you cannot throw a rock without hitting one of these clips, which means it's a guilty pleasure for others as well. The few women I've spoken to about this subject seem to feel these shows are distasteful, humorless, and vulgar. But I know in their heart-of-hearts they can think of some man whom they think deserve a crushing blow to the family jewels. Well if you think it's funny on TV, just wait until you see a live show!
I had the rare opportunity to see such an accidental feat today at work. Some poor "John Q. Everyman" was walking along minding his own business. I'm sure he was thinking of some important task, or perhaps pondering the meaning of life. Needless to say, he wasn't paying much attention to where he was walking. A few of my co-workers and I just happened to be looking up when the fateful event happened. As he passed by us, he acknowledged us with a half-hearted salute, which we returned, but he failed to see the 1/2" EMT pipe sitting on top of our work cart, which subsequently collided with his tender bits. At once my co-workers and I cringed at impact, for we can vividly imagine the pain that he felt, then we burst out in laughter, that I am sure, added insult to injury. We DID inquired if he was okay, but only after the initial outburst of laughter. Looking back on this sad spectacle, I am not proud of the fact that I laughed at another persons pain, but you try not laughing at your boss when he is silently screaming while doing what looks like the pee pee dance in slow motion.
Thanks for the Vent Session. Please feel free to help me out with comments about grammar and all that jazz. Like I said before, I'm just a lowly construction worker and run of the mill evil genius...