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.