This one is still giving me giggling mileage after a few weeks!
I'm involved in a production of Oedipus for the Fringe this year and my role suddenly jumped from directorial advisor/bit-part to bigger role- YAY!
This involved getting a full face-cast taken as (at my suggestion, d'oh!) we will now be using masks for at least the begining of the show and some of the flyering etc. No problem, i thought, and trotted off to the mask-maker.
Everything went well, and i sat there, smeared in vasaline and plaster with naught but my nostrils exposed for 15 minutes. I had even remembered to take some painkillers for the sitting in an unsupportive chair bit, so it didn't hurt very much although major discomfort. Lifted my chin to loosen the bottom. Blew out through my mouth to loosen that. Wriggled my eyebrows to get those and my eyelids free.
Then the guy slowly and carefully pulled it off my face and i felt a strange sensation in my nose. He noticed it was a bit red and i said it was excema playing up as i scarpered. Heading down the street it got more and more purple and swollen accross the bridge and by the time i got to my friend's house i could only say "by dose boke!". She managed to properly point and laugh while trying to be sympathetic.
It had sucked out of my face
and i'd been too daft to realise what had happened for five minutes!
Needless to say i didn't go to the doctor to explain any of this, but my mates gave me a tube of concentrated arnica to get rid of the bruising which worked wonders. I have a permanently squooshy scrunchy nose now- out of place by about 2mm.
You all may want to bear this in mind if you have a vast taken for masking or for x-rays