One-upmanship

So I was minding my own business at the pack & mail when a guy in the store started talking to the store owner about the stitches in his finger. He had been bitten by a cat and had 5 stitches. He wanted to show Monica, the owner, his stitches, and she was grossed out and didn’t want to look. She asked me if I was squeamish. I had one of those moments of wondering, does she want me to answer truthfully, or make nice and say something normal?

Y’all can probably guess where this is going. I said, I used to be squeamish but I’ve had to do some stuff lately that I never thought I’d be able to do.

The man asked if I wanted to see his stitches, or if I’d be grossed out. I didn’t hesitate to one-up him. I said, 5 stitches? Dude, I had a double mastectomy; 5 stitches is nothing.

I think I might have ruined his day. But, a little perspective is a beautiful thing.


7 Comments on “One-upmanship”

  1. Ed says:

    Sweet! I would have loved you to show him your stitches. Cat bite indeed!

  2. Amy H. says:

    Awesome! OK, so how did he react?

  3. KVS says:

    That is probably the most fun you could have without losing a leg.

  4. nancykhicks says:

    He was cool and if he was shocked, he hid it well. He said something about how I should show him the scars. I rolled my eyes, told him there’s no way he could handle that, and walked out of the store.

  5. Christy says:

    Cat bite??? I’ve had cats all my life. Never a bite that required stitches. Wonder what he did to deserve that?? Good idea to not show him your scars. Creeper!!

  6. Jody Hicks says:

    You go, girl! Good for you! I wonder if the cat survived.


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