21.2.08

33 years old and he's never had a headache before

When we were at lunch today, my friend says, "I think I have a headache."

I'm thinking about whether I want the katsu don or the unagi don. "Uh huh ..."

"I've never had a headache before."

I look up. "What do you mean, you've never had a headache before?"

"I've never had a headache before. What does a headache feel like?"

"You're pulling my leg, right?"

"No! I've never had a headache before. How do I know if I'm having a headache now?"

In my head, I'm thinking, 'Cause your head hurts? Out loud, I say, "Well, it's usually like a pain, pressing down on the back of your head or something ..."

"I have a heavy feeling here," and he rubs his eyebrows or eyelids.

"That's fatigue." I have no sympathy for him. "Your eyes are tired."

"No! No! It's a bit higher, here." Okay, he's rubbing his eyebrows.

"How can you be almost 34 years old and not know what a headache is?"

I still can't believe it. Nor had his colleagues, before lunch, who had given him shit for it. I mean, I used to have migraines as a child. I still get headaches just from the weather being too hot. How can he have gone through this much of life without experiencing a headache?

On a related note, the place where we ate was the dodgiest little upstairs pseudo-Japanese coffeeshop eatery I can imagine finding in the city. I thought I was going to have to fumble for a password before the auntie let me up the stairs, but no, she just beamed and waved us up. I can't believe I forgot to take pictures.

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5 Comments:

At 2/22/2008 2:38 am , Anonymous Double Yellow said...

I've never experienced a headache before too :)

 
At 2/23/2008 10:00 pm , Blogger Tym said...

You and my friend can start a club :)

 
At 3/14/2008 1:10 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting to read this. I am 57 years old and have NEVER had a headache.

 
At 6/01/2009 4:28 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never had headache before either!

 
At 1/03/2010 7:04 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im 35 eat chocolate and junk like that, get stressed, dont drink enough water and only get 5-6 hours sleep a night and ive never had one either

 

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