11/30/2005

Falling, Yes I am Falling…

Filed under: — Kate @ 2:40 pm EST

If you’ve ever met me in person, you probably noticed that I’m not the most… let’s say… graceful individual.

I’d been doing pretty well for a while (except for cracking my head on the corner of my desk two weeks ago). But today I made up for that big time.

On my way to work this morning, carrying a tote bag and a laptop bag, I tripped in the middle of the street and fell flat on my face.

Well, not really “on my face,” but face-first. Knocked my glasses off, though. And messed up my pants. The laptop survived.

Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “Well, if she didn’t wear all her crazy shoes with all those high heels, she wouldn’t have tripped.”

But you’re WRONG. I was wearing SNEAKERS. And I wore them because I had to do a ton of walking today and I wanted to be COMFORTABLE.

Indeed.

And this was no minor stumble, my friends. I was laying flat on my stomach. In the middle of the street. Thankfully not a busy street, but still.

And of course there had to be people around, including the DHL guy who asked if I was okay. I managed to reply “Yep, just bruised my ego a little.” It was nice of him and all.

But what I really wanted to say was “No, I feel like I just got hit by a truck, but could you please go away and act like you never saw this?”

My chest still hurts, so I suppose I could have bruised a rib or two. I guess I’ll wait and see how I feel tomorrow.

Goddammit!

8 Responses to “Falling, Yes I am Falling…”

  1. Melissa Says:

    That is so me! At my last job, I was in the women’s restroom, washing my hands and then splashing a little cold water on my face. Because my face was wet, I stayed bent over (leave it alone Holz…) the sink and then turned to the left to grab a paper towel. Except that because I was hunched, I was right at the height of the dispenser and smashed my face into it so hard that the dispenser then popped open and hit me on the top of the head. I gave myself a black eye and someone in the office anonymously left a domestic violence pamphlet on my desk the next day.

  2. Kate Says:

    Oh that is a classic!! The domestic violence pamphlet is too funny.

    I’m always worried that people will think Edo is beating me, when I am really, truly running into doors and falling down stairs. Once, I leaned over to pull on a sweater, and smashed my face into his elbow when I stood up. I literally hit his elbow with my eye.

    And then there was the time I kicked myself in the face.

  3. Stan Says:

    Heh, see you next fall.

  4. daveT Says:

    have a nice trip?

  5. Stan Says:

    Dude, quit completing my sentences or everyone’s gonna think we’re dating.

  6. daveT Says:

    we aren’t? my heart is broken

  7. Melissa Says:

    I have totally smashed my face into Tom’s elbow! We were sitting on the couch and I was reading a magazine and something about the article really excited me so I turned to tell him about it and his elbow was right there. It had always been there but my face still found it. = )

  8. Lushy Says:

    Actually it wasn’t. My dinner better be warm next time…