1/23/2008 11:17pm, #1
My boss was wearing his cornflower blue tie...
I can't take this **** anymore.
There's one excuse for not sparring I hear way too often.
"I can't show up to work with a black eye" :ky:
OK, seriously people, let's have a serious, serious sitdown internet talk about how fucking often you actually GET a black eye training and what would REALLY happen at your job if you did show up with one.
Are you a model? An actress? A domestic violence counselor?
What is it about your jobs that keeps you from simply saying "Boxing is a hobby of mine, apparently the other guy takes it a little more seriously" or "Yeah, I was struck in the eye" or even just bullshit about a traffic accident or something if someone asks?
I simply no longer buy this **** where you can't even risk the marginal chance of a black eye at work. I don't buy that very many of you are actually walking home with black eyes.
Seriously. Tell me why you can't just tell your boss you do martial arts.
1/23/2008 11:20pm, #2
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- Jul 2007
at our place your not allowed to spar until after 6 months of training. and even then if i got a black eye i would show up to school and people would be like haha holy **** what happened to you. id be like i was sparring, then tehyd go whats that, then id go thats when you fight other people. and then they go bullshit, then i just shrug em off. its a good attention getter...i tsjust those non believers that suck
1/23/2008 11:20pm, #3Seriously. Tell me why you can't just tell your boss you do martial arts.
1/23/2008 11:24pm, #4Originally Posted by Purpleskunk
1/23/2008 11:27pm, #5
My profession is pretty conservative. Nobody bothers me much about visible injuries. I got the comment that I "must feel like I have something to prove" when I came into work with a purple eyesocket after getting kneed in the eye. But we're talking about once in a couple years.
People need to sack up, it's a terrible excuse.I'm picturing you drooling onto the keyboard as you type, one eye rotating independent of the other as your hands mash the keys. - Sophist
1/23/2008 11:27pm, #6
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- Jan 2006
Since i talk for a living, I'm more worried about a busted jaw or a concussion. Still spar though.
1/23/2008 11:31pm, #7
People at work know I do Martial Arts.
Sometimes I demonstrate my kung fu techniques in the break room at or around lunch time. No one seems to mind.
1/23/2008 11:32pm, #8Originally Posted by The Question
Why would they mind free entertainment?
Question, when you come in the room, do people stop talking and look at you?
And do you actually manage to interpret this in a positive way some how?
1/23/2008 11:35pm, #9
Seriously guys, get yourself a basic foundation and concealer (ask your g/f's, wife, mom or sister to help out) and use that to cover any facial bruises. :5innocent
You won't have to tell anyone you do MA, you get to keep your job, you don't scare your boss, you also retain the element of surprise in case you do have to beat someone up at work.
1/23/2008 11:35pm, #10
I work at a hippy liberal east coast college, and I've never had a problem with my boss from the numerous black eyes and facial cuts I've gotten. Tell your boss you walked into a door or something, you fucking pussiesUndisputed KING OF ASSHOLES.