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deja vu?...

As I was standing in line at Joanne's Fabric today, my falling accident from yesterday was replaying in my head. I had to hold back the giggles as I thought of what I must have looked like. The word "pathetic" comes to mind. My mind wandered a bit, as I tapped my fingers on the counter in lieu of hollering at the "fabric cutter" to hurry it up, because I had to pick up my son from pre-school!

But while I waited, I was reminded of a similar incident that happened, ironically, the last time I was at Regency Mall several years ago. I was again, sitting in the play area, watching Josh and Caleb play. I sat there on the benches, with my legs crossed under me. Caleb was 1 or 2 at the time, and like Brooks, was also fond of running OUT of the play area. So I jumped up to stop him, but my feet were still entangled below me, and I fell forward like a corpse, flat on my face. The lady whose lap I practically fell into, politely said without laughing, "Don't worry, I don't think anyone else saw."

I tried to believe her, even though I knew it was not possible. The area is surrounded on all sides by a wall of benches, and the entire play area is plopped right there next to the food court. According to my calculations, there was a high probability that 30 or more people could have seen me fall like a 5'7" tree in the forest.

But as humiliating as it was, I had to push these thoughts aside, because Caleb now had a significant head start towards the elevator. I jumped up, adjusted my pants and bolted. I managed to snag his shirt, just before he stepped foot in the open elevator.

Apparently this seems to be a reoccurring event for me, and if there's any chance at retaining any sort of dignity at this mall, I really wish they would install a gate at the opening of that play area! Maybe with my kids contained, I would have a fighting chance of staying upright at the next play group!

Please don't tell me I'm the only one who has fallen down in public! Please share your stories so I don't feel like an idiot alone!

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2 Responses to "deja vu?..."

Sheri Watkins said... October 27, 2009 at 9:44 PM

Haha no way!! I'm just as clumsy as you! When I was in college working at Ruby's I was walking into the kitchen to check on food and was walking toward the double swinging doors. At this point in my serving "career" I was still refusing to buy non slip shoes bc I was poor and thought I would be just fine without them. Right when I got to the door I ate it hard on the tile floor flying backward onto my bum and slamming plates and cups everywhere. See KaLisi, you were lucky enough to not have a whole lot of people see you, I unfortunately busted my trash in front of a bar full of people on a Friday night. So don't feel bad, you aren't the only klutz

Charity said... October 29, 2009 at 10:25 PM

I ran head on into a sliding glass door that was (I thought) opened. What kinds of shops keep their doors so clean that people run into them? How many people saw? It was downtown Tokyo...you do the math.

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