Icy sidewalks can be such a hazard.
But so can perfectly dry indoor steps that are pretty easy to navigate if you just pick your feet up as you ascend.
Not if you’re me. That’s right. I fell up the steps. I do not recall once in my lifetime falling up steps. Down, yes. Up, no. To me, there’s a big difference. The ego hurts more when you fall up.
(Note: Actual Steps of Death pictured above.)
I am currently nursing a very sore shoulder and a pretty ugly kneecap.
There is blood.
I ripped through skin when my knee stopped the fall.
The worst part? I fell in front of a colleague. He was terribly sympathetic and concerned, but if I were him, I’d be laughing all the way to wherever he was going.
I’ll be avoiding him forever.
Also, I’m getting a new husband because this is the email exchange we just had:
I hurt myself pretty bad just now. I fell UP the steps in the back stairwell. I’m bleeding on my kneecap. I don’t think I need to get anything checked out, but I will have one hell of a bruise tomorrow.
Way to go.
p.s. Since I started writing this, my knee is now softball-esque. Is that bad?Stumble it!