Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wanna point and laugh at me?

'Cause I fell on my face this morning.

And it wasn't just a normal, run of the mill fall. It was straight out of the cartoons.

I was carrying a box of 150 DVDs in cardboard sleeves to another building on campus. It had been spitting freezing rain and was pretty miserable. I was thisclose to the building and when crossing the crosswalk, I stepped on a metal plate that covers a drainage area.

Whoop! Whoop! Whoop! The legs started flying. Leaning forward. Leaning backward. Leaning forward again. Then blam! I would have totally face planted if it weren't for the box of DVDs I was holding in front of me.

My knees both hit the concrete. The right way harder than the left. My hands both hit the concrete. Again, the right way harder than the left. (My torso was protected by the box, but the box didn't fair well.) The middle half of both of my pant legs were soaked. AND! PLUS! ALSO! One of the buses was stopped practically across the street letting people on. So I had an audience.

Smooooth.

2 comments:

  1. I would never point and laugh at you. I've been there way too many times to count.

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  2. Anonymous8:16 AM

    been there...except I was wearing a dress....and it was summer (yeah, I have no idea what I tripped on) and lots of people on campus probably saw my underpants -- just like the geeks in the bathroom in Sixteen Candles...except I didn't give them to a geek. I was the geek for falling down! Hope you are okay today! kel in okc

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