Tuesday, July 08, 2008

MOMENTUM, A SPRAINED ANKLE AND A BRUISED EGO


Who knew that trying to shut a car door in a small space could send you flying into a patch of sand (which is sometimes referred to as a garden - what kind though... I wonder at times.)

That was what happened last night when I got home from work. Despite knowing that I would have to squeeze out into the small space between the 'garden' and the car, and the fact that my feet are not really that small either, I chose to let it remain that way. I got out fine, but as soon as I closed the door, I found myself landing on the sand with a thud, after performing a fantastic pirroute in the limited space that could have made even the best ballerina turn an ugly shade of green. At the same time, I felt my ankle throb (what is a garden if it is not lined with bricks?) and my ego dented although there was no one out there to see the whole incident. I crawled out of the 'garden' and limped towards the gate to shut it and go in.

The swell subsided this morning (hopefully because I acted fast and put some ice on it before sleeping). I have another story about this morning but I'll have to do it some other time because my break time is almost over.

9 comments:

  1. Poor you... I hate that feeling of embarrassment you get when you fall over even if no one sees. It's like you think 'someone has to have seen me make a total tit of myself'.

    Hope you feel better - keep it elevated!

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  2. I hope you're ok. And you're back at work???

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  3. Take care. Make sure you ice it again several times. It keeps the swelling contained and helps with pain.

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  4. Agreed ice is your friend.

    I had a friend that would run up to you when you fell, point, and laugh really hard. Then he would walk calmly away.

    It was quite ego denting :)

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  5. aunty: yeah, that's true... besides, I'm somewhat of a klutz, so it makes me even more self-conscious. And thanks... :)

    ian: lol!

    anita: Yeah I'm ok. I guess it wasn't that serious after all. I don't even have a limp, which is why I went to work...

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  6. Travis: It's alright now... thanks for the wishes :)

    SS: Sad huh, people who do that still exist... I thought pointing and laughing should have ended by the age of 11 or 12 :)

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  7. At least there weren't any witnesses. How embarassment ;)

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  8. Lol! I think there weren't any witnesses. And hope so as well :)

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