Thursday, January 05, 2006

coat hanger...not for the squeamish

This bizarre accident happened to an actor I know a few months ago in London. Acknowledgments to Ed for relating the tale. Paul, the actor, has a second job as a croupier/dealer at poker clubs and casinos. Naturally, the job requires that he wears a suit. He arrived at an engagement by taxi one evening, got out and pulled his suit (which was on a hanger) out of the back seat. This must have been a bit of a struggle because he yanked it out with enough force for the hook of the hanger to find its way between his eyeball and eye socket. In blind panic, he raised his hands to his face to try to remove the hook, thereby leaving his suit hanging from the 'peg' of his eye socket. Understandably, his instinct was to get it out of there asap and subsequent tugging freed it by ripping a big gash down his cheek which required plastic surgery.
Fortunately, his eye suffered no serious damage.
Almost certainly a unique event.


Blogger The Grunt said...

Oooooooooh! That's gotta hurt! Although, using your eyesocket for a coat hanger would be a great parlor trick.

10:55 AM  
Blogger The Grunt said...

I had to leave another comment on this post in particular. I tripped today and came real close to falling face first onto a coat hook. I thought of this post, Rob, afterwards. BTW, I responded to your last comment on my blog and it dissapeared. Weird.

10:34 PM  

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