The Week contest: Sorry Tattoo - May 27, 2011
A South Carolina man appeared for his arraignment with a tattoo on his forehead reading, "Please forgive me if I say or do anything stupid. Thank you." Suggest another all-purpose excuse for people to affix to their bodies
Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.
Results: A South Carolina man charged with assault appeared in court a tattoo on his forehead reading, “Please forgive me if I say or do anything stupid.’’ So we asked for another all-purpose excuse people might permanently affix to their bodies.
THE WINNER: If you knew my parents, you'd understandTom Sheppard, Flat Rock, NC SECOND PLACE: I was banking on The RaptureKeith VanTubergen, Grand Haven, MI
THIRD PLACE: Forgive me for not finishing anything IMike Paul Carrboro, NC HONORABLE MENTIONS:
I've been meaning to do that. I've just been so busy!Colby Seibold, Vancouver, WA Surely there's someone else who’s responsible for my actionsThomas R. Collins, Seneca, SC It seemed like a good idea at the timeFrank Ledone, Lombard, IL Hey, I didn't know anyone was lookingSusan Turi, Ormond Beach, FL This doesn't usually happenNoah Williams, Portland, ME Look what you made me doCyndi Taylor, Peoria, AZ How was I supposed to know?John Haynes, Chapel Hill, NC
Just about to enter rehab.Lesley Kleinman, Los Angeles
Sorry I'm late!Bob Anderson, Lacey, WA
That wasn't me. It was the dog.Andy Collias, Phoenix
Please excuse all cell phone-related accidents and annoyancesDavid Howe, Nampa, ID
Go ahead. I can hear you and text at the same time.David C. Neal, Fanwood, NJ
My badShayna Tivona, Washington, DC
Whatever I say, don't do itArlette Rosen, Huntington, NH
It’s all Bush's fault.Susan Zivich, Munster, IN
Oops!Chuck Case, Santa Fe, NM