Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The beginning of the end

Apparently it is for me, anyway.

Yesterday I pulled in to the gas station, lined up to the first open pump. Stepped out of my car and FELL TO THE GROUND.

Y'all. I have no idea how it happened. In one moment I was raising up to get out of the car and in the next, BAM my butt was on the ground. It may have been my heel that caught on something, I don't know. But I fell. And I fell hard.

J had pulled into the same pump on the other side to fill up. When I fell, he didn't see (though I'm sure everyone else did). So I'm just sitting there on the filthy ground, in my heels and work clothes in between the pump and car. I feel embarrassed and ridiculous but cannot get up.

All I can think about is the people driving past the station. How they probably saw, in passing, the girl who disappeared suddenly behind her car.

"Baaabeee..." I whine loudly, peering around the pump. He finds me and I can tell he can't decide whether to laugh or be worried.

"I fell." I say. He says he can see that and What happened? And of course that led to us laughing and me giving him the pouty, wounded bird look.

Anyways, skinned my knee up and my hip and leg are both crazy sore this morning. So yeah, 30 is the new 80. Before you know it, I'll be needing a hearing aid and cane.

16 comments:

Real Live Lesbian said...

Bless your heart! Thank GAWD you didn't break a hip. ;)

lillyella, uniquely you said...

ah I love it! One time I managed to trip myself with the gas hose and fall flat on my face - lots of people - it was fabulous.
you are not alone! :)

Jay said...

You and Christie would get along great, as soon as you both stopped tripping all over the place.

Roxrocks said...

I'm sorry but this made me laugh so hard!

It reminds me of a time I got out of my vehicle at the post office and it was icy outside and I hit the ground HARD. I jumped up, scared that someone might have seen it. I was black and blue for days!

Marbella Designs said...

Glad you're ok! I fell stepping out of my car once. I stepped into a hole in the asphalt and fell flat on my back. It's amazing how quickly it happens. As I lay there looking up I see someone in their passenger seat in the car next to mine looking down at me, just looking. Anyone? Some help here. It was kinda funny.

capperson said...

Aww poor thing..I'm glad you didnt break nothin!!

P.S. Its a little funny cause i fell down the stairs at the house one time while on a date..haha

Kitty said...

Oh Lord - it's just one of those things that happens from time to time isn't it? Homeopathic Arnica - that's what you need - to bring out the bruising.

Get well soon. x

Michelle Sanders said...

my pour jillipoo! I know that embarassment all too well. At least you had your knight in shinning armor close at hand. *kisses* And yes, I've constantly gone down hill since 30. It's like a switch flipped or something. It's rediculous!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Oh my goodness! Glad you are okay. Being a bit of a clumsy person, I know how embarrassing that can be!

Cheryl said...

You must be my soulmate..

asthmagirl said...

Awww honey! I hope you get better quick! I've spent more time falling in public... Well, those are probably not things you need to know. Just get better quick!

Kelly said...

My first ever blog post was about me getting out of bed and falling face first into my dresser and onto the floor.

You're not alone. We will grow old together bloggy soulmate.

;-)

La vie est belle! said...

Ouch! I'm always tripping and falling. I'm pathetic. ;-)

I tagged you in my latest post!!

Carla said...

Whoops, I hope you are ok. Its weird when the unexpected happens, even falling down. Carla

Chloie said...

Hope you're feeling better now....

the letters i wish i'd written said...

I love me some slapstick, now, excuse me I have to go wipe the coffee of my screen...

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