Thursday, December 18, 2008

Arrrrrrrrrr Matey!

I don't mean to be disrespectful, but I've run into a moral dilemma twice in the past week, and I thought I might see if anyone had any insights into how to handle this situation.

I believe it is the same gentleman in both cases, but once on Tuesday and then this morning as I passed through a doorway, I have been confronted by a man with an eye patch. And not just any eye patch, but nice big black, piratey looking eye patch. The man himself if probably in his late twenties or early thirties, and has been dressed reasonably well both times.

So here's the dilemma... Could he be doing it as a joke and by my not making a comment about it, am I offending him? Or if I lost my self control and said something like "Aye, ye scurvey ridden yellow dog" would he be offended?

I just don't know quite how to handle myself around the man...


  1. I'd say go ahead and say something piratey. If he laughs and plays along, great. Moral dilemma resolved.

    If he gets offended, well that's his problem. Moral dilemma solved.

    If his reaction is the latter, you may be able to soften the blow by simply explaining that you have Satan's marrow in your bones and you can't help it. That may make him feel better:)

  2. Excellent advice!!

    Glad to see that despite difference in opinions, you can see the humor in the marrow thing as well.

    I really do appreciate you stopping by! Thanks.

  3. I'd go the saucy pirate minx angle but I'm not sure you could pull that off matey!

  4. I would avoid the pirate comment, and simply ask him why he wears an eyepatch. He probably is blind in that eye, and wears a cool eyepatch b/c hey, he might as well accessorize.

    But the pirate comment approach certainly will give you the answer!

  5. Hey did you see him again? Did you make a pirate comment? How'd it go?

  6. The Pirate man has not been around of late, unfortunately.

    The eye patch does make you look pretty bad-ass, but I tend to walk into things when I wear one - It messes with my depth perception.