Monday, June 15, 2009

Why video games can be hazardous to your health

Husband loves video games. I’m not a fan of them, but yesterday I decided it might be fun to play them together. He was thrilled, and he played the first round to show me how to play. Then it was my turn. I told him, “I’m ready!” He was sitting in front of me on the floor, and I leaned closer to him to grab the controller. The next thing I know was POW! Husband hadn’t realized I moved closer to him, and he extended his arm with the controller without looking. The controller smacked me right in the face! It actually hit my glasses (one of the few times I wasn’t wearing my contacts), and the sound was so loud that I thought for sure the lens was broken. (Thankfully, my glasses – and my face – were fine.) Husband rushed over to me, repeating “I’m so sorry!” and “Are you ok??” Tears instantly sprang to my eyes. Yet, I could already see the humor of the situation, so I stumbled out of the room, half-crying and half-laughing. Once we realized that I was fine (not even a bump or scratch!), Husband tried to convince me to try again, saying something about “getting back on the horse.” I politely declined. I think I had enough video game excitement for one day.

10 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Bwahahaha! I am so sorry!! When Z was home for leave, we were playing the Wii together. After a few rounds of golf, I could barely turn my neck or straighten my right arm. I was in pain for like 3 days! He kept laughing at me and calling it my "InjurWii". Ha.ha.ha.

Annie said...

Ouchie!!!!

Lindsey said...

Hahahaha! You crack me up!

Rebecca said...

Haha! Shawn and I played Rock Band together for about 3 hours. I didn't want to play any longer than 3 hours because I thought I was about to pass out! Video games can be dangerous :)

Larramiefg said...

Well, from what one hears, video games can be violent. ;)

Adrienne said...

Oh no! Glad you, your glasses and your ego are OK! : )

jlc said...

Oh no!! Hope they're fixed soon!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's good that your glasses didn't break!!!

Playful Professional said...

Everytime my husband and I play the wii, I tell him to stand really far away from me. I've learned from experience that he has a wide arm span and likes to use it.

potandkettle said...

I couldn't help it. I laughed.

Cooking at our place can have the same effect...especially when one unsuspecting cook has her husband "sneak" up behind her and want to see what she's cooking and her gut reaction is to whirl around with the spoon in hand. 12 years and he hasn't learned yet.

Glad you're okay.