It was a rash that actually went from my shoulder up onto my neck, but with my work shirt on, you could only see the part on my neck, so it looked like a hicky.
There was no escaping what was about to happen. And trust me, I tried.
I finally decided that the only reasonable thing to do was just act casual and pretend I didn't even know it was there. In my brain, I figured that if I acted like it wasn't there, nobody would notice.
THIS DID NOT WORK.
But I pretended that it did. Because fiercely defending the truth would just make me look guilty...