Let’s this out of the way: if you haven’t figured it out by now, this post will contains GRAPHIC IMAGERY! You’ve been warned!
Now then, if you’ve ever applied makeup inside a moving vehicle, and someone else, let’s say your mother, was around, chances are you got scolded. “If this car suddenly got hit, that makeup pencil is going straight into your eyeball,” your Mom might have said. And like you do with most warning from your Mom, you probably disregarded it. “That’s impossible.”
Well, friends, I’m here to tell you that it’s very much possible, because it actually happened to a woman in Thailand.
The unnamed twentysomething was applying her eyeliner in a Bangkok taxi when the cab collided with a pick-up truck, sending the makeup pencil directly into her eye socket.
OK, here comes the picture. We warned you:
Nobody would blame you if you spent the rest of the week curled up in the fetal position, staring at nothing, but if you’re still reading this, EMTs quickly arrived on the scene and assessed the damage. Incredibly, the woman remained conscious throughout the ordeal. Paramedic Thanabodee Sabbodi said: “She was in a lot of pain when we came but she could still talk to us and explain what happened. There was not a lot of blood but she had a small nose bleed.”
At this point, saving the woman’s vision became the top priority.
The woman was taken to Rajavithi Hospital. Amazingly, the pencil had missed her left eyeball. Doctors were able to remove it and save her vision.
Sabbodi praised the doctors’ and paramedics’ response to the “freak accident,” but also used the incident as a cautionary tale: “This should be a warning to women who do their make-up while cars are still running because accidents can always happen” he said.
I’m just glad this was a taxi and not an Uber or a Lyft. There’s no way this ride would have gotten a five star rating.