Black eye at work

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Have something to tell he students – bring it up to them first – don’t let them ask or speculate, they will assume the worst 🙂 

know what you want to tell them, I’d go with the truth minus the underwear part, and just joke about being a klutz 🙂 

i teach 9th graders (13 years experience now) and do this anytime there is something obvious. If I just hope they ignore it, or assume they won’t ask, that’s when it gets weird. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

omg that’s too funny. I gave myself a black eye on the corner of the sink one time and I had an interview the next day. Yes…make up, concealer, powder, you name it. I think it’s the yellow undertone concealers that work best on blue to cover (or black and blue..lol). It sucks.

If any of the kids say anything, just tell them that you got off easy and they should see the other guy! Rock it as a bad-ass! lol

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

208bride:  Ice it immediately to stop it from swelling and do not take any blood thinners for the next few days (no aspirin; take Tylenol if you need a painkiller).  Take vitamins and drink plenty of water over the next few days and try to spend some time each day outside in the sun so the light can help your body flush the broken vessels and cells creating the bruising.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i wouldn’t worry about what people say. if they ask, you at least have a funny story.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

You mentioned you teach at a highschool, could you make it a bit funny? Like have it written on your whiteboard in one corner. “Yes, Ms. Teacher has a black eye. No, she didn’t get punched. No, an albino rhino did not stampede her.” or something like that? I had a fun teacher in school who wrote something like that when he came to school with his arm in a sling “No, I didn’t break my arm wrestling bog people” etc. it was funny and because he was poking fun at it already, made it seem like not a big deal.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

208bride:  Yikes! That sucks! I had a friend/coworker who came in with a bruised and swollen forehead. People asked what happened, and assumed the worst (abuse!) because she seemed too embarrassed to answer. Needless to say, she was getting busy with her FI (I’m sure you can use your imagination on the logistics of HOW this could happen, lol) and her FI underestimated just how far the headboard was from her forehead. Once someone asked her out of concern if she’d been hit, she was mortified, but had to come clean about what actually happened. 

Soooo, yeahhh… I’d def just come out from the get-go and say “So, class, Mrs. 208 was being a klutz doing some chores, so let’s try to not get too distracted by my big honkin’ shiner.” Lol 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

MissLibra:  +1. This is cute and because you are making light of it, it prevents people from wondering/being concerned. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I’ve pulled a door open into my face and given myself a black eye. Thankfully everyone that knows me knows I’m a big clutz and that me hitting myself with a door is waaaay more likely than DH having hit me. You’ve got to bring it up first and make a joke out of it. If you ignore it, your students will assume the worst. 

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