Nothing I Can Do About it Now

November 9, 2007

It Happened (to me)

Filed under: Uncategorized — dregina @ 10:41 am

Me: So I fell down the airport escalator and now I have this crazy bruise.

Suzanne: Oh god! What happened?

Me: I was distracted by the security guys at the bottom of the escalator (I had never been double screened like that before), so I was looking at them, and I forgot to look and make sure that I stepped completely on one step of the escalator. I stepped right in the middle of where two stairs come apart.
  So then as the stairs came apart, I fell backwards
  and landed on my ass on the metal area just in front of where the escalator starts
  while my bag went up without me. The airport people didn’t like that, the unescorted bag.
 and my legs got pummeled by the rising stairs still going up, b/c the escalator doesn’t stop just because someone falls off.
  Hence the leg bruise.
  Strangers gasped
  Security dude came over
  I had to inch my butt backwards a few times before I could stand up
  My backpack was on the whole time, which really made me feel about 4 years old.
  Moral of the story: ALWAYS CHECK AND MAKE SURE YOU’RE NOT STANDING ON THE CRACK BETWEEN TWO ESCALATOR STAIRS. ALL IT TAKES IS ONE TIME BEING CARELESS, AND YOU’RE DOWN.

Suzanne: oh my god
  i love that story
  you should blog about it

Me: I will, I was going to put it in the mildly scary list, but then I decided to save it.
  I actually said, “WOOOOAH!” out loud, as I fell.

Suzanne: that’s the best part
  well that and how you were still wearing your backpack

Me: Like an oversized idiot toddler. The worst part was, I had to wait in the security line with all the people who saw me fall. We all knew it had happened, but we all had to pretend everything was normal. It was pretty awkward. The right thing to do after a fall like that is to run away and hide.
Suzanne: oh man…i cannot imagine how hilarious that looked….if we had been with you we probably would still be laughing

Me: It was just a straightback, flat on the ass didn’t-see-it-coming tumble. With a nice loud WOAH to draw attention.   These things happen.   (to me)

Suzanne: haha, and i get to experience them through you

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3 Comments »

  1. Suzanne acquired this less-than-noble attitude toward personal tragedy from her maternal grandmother. There was nothing that could make Ruth B. Malan laugh like seeing someone fall down.

    Comment by mmalan — November 9, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

  2. “Don’t fall down.””
    -Joe Cali (RIP)

    Comment by p$ — November 9, 2007 @ 6:20 pm

  3. Martie, that’s hilarious. And Dana, I’m sorry it happened to you, but it did make for a good story! Esp the backpack detail. I visualized Will Ferrell for some reason.

    Comment by Joy — November 11, 2007 @ 2:33 pm


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