Ingy 2.ö

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Labret Comes of Age

Happy Birthday, lip ring. You are 18 years old today. You can vote and fight, but you still can't drink...

I got this little ring in my lip on November 30th 1990. Back then I was one of maybe 2 dozen people in the country, and most definitely the only guy who also had a Dilbert day job. There was one other guy in Chicago, a girl in NYC, the guy in the Research book and a handful in San Francisco of course.

For the first 5 years I got asked 50 times a day, every day "Did that hurt?". Never any other question, and even in San Fran! So weird. I always answered with respect, but sometimes I wanted to scream.

Now it's a different world, and lip rings are completely passé, but I still like the little guy.


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