Thursday, December 04, 2008

Flat On My Face

So yesterday I'm leaving my parking garage heading into the office to start the day, when as I step off the elevator I COMPLETELY trip and fall flat on my face! And no, not graceful-stumble-catch-myself-falling, not wobble-squat-to-my-knees-and-hands....we're talking face to floor splayed out flat. I have bruised knee caps, ribs, lower back and butt. I feel like I was in a car accident and suffer from body-lash. Oh! And here's the best part!! Of course some Deirks Bently look-a-like is standing in the lobby as I smack into the floor and tries to immediately starts yanking me up by the elbow before I even understood what's happened. Now not only am I in pain, but red from embarrassment. And yes to prolong the agony, he walked half a block by my side and then told me to be careful as he took off - "YEAH THANKS!! HOPE I NEVER HAVE TO FACE YOU AGAIN!!"

I think that's the first time I've ever done that in public. Fortunately I had a physical therapy appointment for my back anyway that afternoon and my therapist hooked me up to one of those electric-shock treatment thingys with a warm heating pad...that was a piece of heaven right there.

Alright your turn - have you ever had a nasty & embarrassing fall in public before??


Loree and Roy said...

oh my gosh! that is hilarious!!! I'm not laughing at you...I'm laughing with you =)
You have the best stories, falling on your face, a thief in the office, a crazy bug in your house! Hilarious I tell you!
If I think of any embarassing moments in public, I will totally let you know...but you know I am perfect so it will be pretty tough!! haha!

Anonymous said...

So at Elise and Jeff's wedding Kristin Hale and I had to grab something out of my car so we went to the parking lot together. My feet were hurting so she told me to get on her back (she totally has a dress on). She is walking to the car with me on her back and some old man is like "when is my turn?' and Kristin yells yeah right. Immediately following I am falling. She biffed it on her knees with my extra 110 pounds to add to the weight. Her phone broke and went flying under a car across the parking lot and Kristin had a rock the size of an almond in her knee. she gets it out and is bleeding like crazy. I am crawling under the cars looking for her phone. HYSTERICAL. We couldn't stop laughing for the rest of the wedding.

Camille said...

I slipped on filthy mop water at the movie theatre last week and have a black bruise the size of an orange on the side of my hip. Ow. It wasn't in public though. But it was a public place. And it hurt.

The word verification word I have to type in is "facksto."

Melanie said...

HAAAAA...oh Kim, thank you for your vulnerability. that's amazing.
And yes, I fell in front of thousands of people in the middle of a basketball court with NO ONE AROUND ME. Literally, feet just got tangled up and I splatted. We re-played that moment innumerable times the next day watching film....hahahaha

JK said...

I'm walking into work one very cold January afternoon. It had been raining/snowing most of the week and it was pretty blustery this particular afternoon. So, with my hands inside my pockets and my head mostly down to shield the wind, I turn up the sidewalk to go into the building, completely unaware that some of the rain/snow had frozen in the large cracks of the cement. In a nanosecond I'm face down like a scoop of Marble Slab ice cream. I didn't even have time to react. And because my hands were in my pockets for warmth, the only thing that could brace my fall was my face, which then was looking sideways at the passing 7th street traffic. I was so hurting I didn't even care that I was so embarrassed. Anyway, after several seconds I peeled myself off the concrete and walked inside with a bright red, semi-circle souvenir on my cheek and a very bruised ego. So, my love, you're not alone; welcome to the club. Fun times...big smiles!!!


Julie P. said...

Kim -- you won Katie Brown Celebrates from Booking Mama. E-mail me at bookingmama(at)comcast(dot)net with your name and addy.

Camille said...

I just spent a long time last night reading the archives of your book blog and reserving the ones you recommended on my library's website. I'm excited to get reading! I'll have to let you know what I think.

Kate said...

um....does the pool incident count as a fall????!!!

Kim said...


The pool incident SO counts. :-)