People deal with worry and anguish in different ways. Some hit the gym. Some hit the bottle. And some hit themselves.
A 27-year-old Silverdale man who works as a contract employee for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard was apparently very stressed out about the narrowly averted government shutdown on Friday, and decided to take out his anxiety on his own face.
Deputies had been called to a home on the 11000 block of Voyager Lane in Silverdale at about 10:45 p.m., where the man and a 21-year-old Silverdale woman said they had been arguing.
The man said he was worried about the prospect of no work and mounting bills. According to a report by a Kitsap County sheriff's deputy, he "advised he was freaking out over the impending government shutdown" and struck himself with his fist on the right side of his forehead, causing a visible knot.
Fortunately for the face-waster, the responding Kitsap County deputy realized that all the man needed was some breakfast. The deputy escorted him to Shari's Restaurant in Silverdale where the steak and eggs is not only delicious, but, served raw, a time-honored home remedy for treating a battered mug.