I have the same experience pretty much every time I use sun block, which I have to, as I am pasty white, don’t tan, and don’t want cancer. Anyhow, said experience is a little like this.
Puttin’ on sunblock, puttin’ on sunblock. Oh doing my face so I don’t get weird sunburn lines, oh-… OH GAWD MY EYES OH GAWD OOOOOOOOOOOHHHH GAAAAAAAAAAWD IT BUUUUUUUUURRRRNS
So this is a pretty regular thing. Which, by “regular” I mean “every time I want to do anything that involves more than fifteen minutes outdoors.” And being from Colorado, I’m practically required to go outside all of summer. Thank goodness for friends though. Always there to make sure that you’re on the right path, that you don’t die at a hipster party, that your day is as awkward as possible. The day in question, I was headed to the lake with my good friend Hypatia. As I’m screaming in pain in the passenger seat of her car, she offered me this gem of comfort,
“It’s called ‘no tears’ because tears won’t save you.”
To which I stop, then promptly burst into laughter, though she was already well into her enjoyment of my suffering.
But seriously, that is a burn that will never go away. There is only one burn I’ve experienced to be worse, but that tale is for another day…
My point is this when you’re down, friends are there to offer you a hand up.
Assuming they can stop laughing long enough.