Behind The Awkwardness: Thistle

February 12th, 2013

“This a wonderful picture of my husband when he had a patch over his left eye. He told me that his dad made him pose forever to take a picture, and my husband, fed up trying to get the right pose for him decided to grab the first “flower” he saw. I guess that his right eye wasn’t that good either because, that flower was basically thistle, which is considered one of the ugliest weeds in Spain.”

(submitted by Eli)

9 Responses to “Behind The Awkwardness: Thistle”

  1. Rachel says:

    I was supposed to wear the patch; I rebelled. FYI, likely that his right eye WAS the bad eye. You patch the good eye to try to strengthen the bad eye. /endnerdpirate

  2. Drew Peacock says:

    Thistle poke your other eye out too!

  3. len says:

    Yikes, if that thistle was anything like the thistle I’m familiar with, that could have been a painful choice, too.

  4. Tim S says:

    When Eli’s beau was a boy,
    his dad took all of his joy,
    so he grabbed up a thistle,
    and quick as a whistle,
    there was even less to enjoy!

  5. AndrewT says:

    Oh yes, it’s all fun and games until someone loses their only remaining eye.

  6. Genevieve says:

    He just looks like a young botanist in training!

  7. Minda says:

    I had a patch for a long time as a kid too. It makes for a rough life (I ran into stuff pretty frequently) and for some awkward photos. To make it worse, the photos of me with the patch are the ones my mom says she loves the best. Gee, thanks, Mom.

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