It came out of nowhere. POW! I had to think fast. Was I going to pass out? Am I bleeding? As I assembled an IKEA chair to an outdoor patio set, the chair back swung back and hit me smack on the bridge of my nose.
If I was going to pass out, I had to make sure I wouldn’t fall on anything sharp. There were screws and boards all around me.
I didn’t pass out. And my nose wasn’t bleeding either. But I quickly got some ice and wrapped it in a wet paper towel. There was swelling, and it still hurts to touch it.
When moving 2,500 miles away, a few things are bound to go wrong. Getting sucker punched by an IKEA chair is just one of many moving misadventures. Read more →