. . . jotted down a name or number on the back of your hand with a biro in the absence of a scrap of paper?
Here's someone who took things a little bit further!
It took eight hours of writing, five permanent markers and was done to draw attention to a campaign to promote writing on designated graffiti spaces rather than other people's property.
And it took three baths and two showers to clean it all off!
Which reminds me of a small domestic nightmare which took place on the evening before the start of a new school year seven years ago. SD#1 and SD#2 had played happily together in the garden all day long. A game of pirates. I called them in for a bath.
Son had a drawn-on moustache, copious 'stubble' and a large black eye-patch. Face paints! How sweet.
Except that it didn't come off in the bath.
'What did you do this with?' I enquired . . . not terrifically calmly.
'CD marker pens', came the reply.
Several hours, a lot of soap, and even some light scrubbing with a nail brush later, the remnants of the eye-patch were still visible.
So off he went to his first day at a new school with a black eye and a faint moustache ...
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