Wednesday, 28 June 2017
It’s not a blob of cream on my top lip, it’s a scar. Honest. #DaddyWrong
You know that you are a Great British Dad when...
...your own Dad spots what you look like.
Brighton. I'm at a beach front coffee stand with my mate Dan.
You've got something on your top lip.
I give it a wipe.
No, it's still there.
Oh, no, I think I know what that is...
(demos) Just, down a bit, there.
Sorry, it's a scar.
Oh God, no, I'm sorry. How terrible.
No, here's the thing, you cared enough to say.
(laughs) Yeah, cared enough to say clean up your face... but it's a permanent disfigurement. It's not er... hare lip though, is it? Oh you shouldn't use that word should you.
I got it in the Boris bike crash 5 years ago, and you know what...
I think only one other person has ever mentioned it.
FLASHBACK: Me and Dad in his flat in suits.
(pointing to lip) You've got a bit of thing there - on your lip - just under your nose.
It's a scar.
No, just there.
(rubbing my top lip)
It looks like a bit of food.
I'll get it.
No, really, it's a scar - from the Boris Bike crash.
God, I'd never noticed that before. Oh. Sorry son.
It looks like er... you know, a hare lip... You can't call it that - whatdycall it?
Back with Dan, on the beach, with coffee.
Only my Dad has ever said something about it.
Honest. I'm honoured you'd even notice it.
Ahhh, I feel so bad.
I do need a tissue though.
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