Saturday, June 4, 2011

Overdue for a Fall

Well, it was bound to happen sometime, huh? I had 2 bags of groceries and was walking so nicely through the parking lot without a care in the world. I had to step up on a curb to get to my car, but that dadgum left foot (it always seems to be the left one!) missed its cue and sent me sprawling in the dirt. Both bags went flying, my sunglasses hanging on my shirt got bent and a lens popped out, and my left sandal stayed behind. This was not an easy recovery since I sprawled all over the place, so I got up and unlocked my car with one shoe on, went back and gathered groceries (thank you, God, that the milk didn't burst), found my other shoe, and then a very nice young woman going in the health club next door asked if I was okay. Oh crap, all those people on treadmills facing the parking lot...should I go collect some tips for providing the entertainment?

I drove home with brown knees, a scrape on the left one, a bloody right toe (how'd that happen?), ruined sunglasses, and dirt on my groceries. I think I'll be touring assisted living homes later this afternoon.

6 comments:

Pammie said...

What a bummer! I have to admit this has happened to me. I normally have my mind on five different things - sometimes I can't even remember where I parked. . . I just tell myself, slow down. But, it happens.

sewistafashionista said...

I hope you weren't hurt! When you are carrying things that seem to roll all over the place it just feels like it adds insult to injury.

Sister said...

Absolutely Sewista! It prevents a quick getaway if you have to go pick up stuff.

Junior said...

Too bad there's not video footage of it like when I fell down the stairs a few months ago. That's awful!

Liba said...

Girl - you should have seen the performance I gave at Pine Tree Country Club on mother's day. COmplete with plate of eggs benedict flying across the floor - and I promise they weren't serving drinks!

Sister said...

We HAVE a winner! Falling with eggs Benedict at the Country Club certainly trumps milk in a parking lot! You go girl!