Teenage HubrisThe summer I was 17, I went with a mob of other teenagers to a water park. Being the bubble-head that I was, I managed to forget to bring sunscreen. Being seventeen and immortal, I decided to do without.
Have I mentioned that I have extremely fair skin?
Eight hours in the water in a spaghetti-strapped swimsuit without even a T-shirt to protect me. I effing fried. Even the part in my hair burned. It was bad enough that the nominally-in-charge adults debated taking me to the ER. In the end, they called my dad to take me home.
I spent the next week alternately blistering and peeling. Never in my life have I burned that bad, and I hope to never do so again!