If you’ve seen Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry lately, you’ve probably noticed the shiner he’s sporting.
But good luck trying to get the story of how it happened.
“I accidentally went to a Republican party,” Henry said, laughing. “I mentioned Obamacare, and woke up with in the emergency room with a black eye.”
Or there’s this version:
“(My wife) Cindy tells people at The Green Frog that she hit me, so you’d better not mess with her.” More laughter.
The truth? Henry was in Seattle for a conference and slipped on a wet marble floor in the hotel lobby. While falling, he hit his head on a table, leaving him with a black eye and stitches.
“The whole time they were sewing me up, I was complaining that I wanted to get back to the conference because I was missing some really good seminars,” Henry said. “The doctor said, ‘Listen, if it had been one inch to the right you’d have lost your eye. One inch the left, it would have been in your temple and it could have killed you. Now how do you feel about being here?’
“I told him, ‘Now that you mention it, I kind of like it here. Keep doing what you’re doing.’”