Thursday, November 19, 2009


Last week I was in the supermarket purchasing items for a client luncheon I was about to host.

I zipped through the self checkout and headed towards the door. With my purse in my left hand, and a bag with two 2-liter bottles of soda in my right, I was quickly heading to the exit as the heel of my shoe slid on the shiny linoleum floor.

I teetered left....I teetered right......left.....right.....

Next thing I knew, I was on the ground. My sunglasses had flown off my head, and slid about 6 feet in front of me. I looked up in complete embarrassment as I witnessed the bottles of soda start to slowly roll in the direction of my sunglasses. At this point I'm realizing that not only did I just completely wipe out, I had wiped out AND created a scene.

Within seconds patrons were surrounding me talking very, very loudly:


Did they think I went deaf on my down to the ground?

So here I am, sprawled on the supermarket floor, surrounded by market shoppers, my belongings strewn EVERYWHERE, when I realize......ohhhhhh no.....I'm about to cry.....

I swallowed my tears as the bagger boy grabbed my arm and helped me to my feet. The other patrons gathered my belongings and handed them to me.

"Do you want us to call the manager? We can call the manager. You should sit down for a minute. Ma'am, please sit down. Ma'am?"

I thanked everyone for helping me, and bolted out the door before I broke down in complete and utter hysterics - half crying because I managed to twist my ankle and it was throbbing, and half laughing because OMIGOD I just totally wiped out in front of about 20 people.

Turns out - the ankle is sprained.

That's what I've been up to. How about yourself?


  1. Awww! That sounds awful!

    I have totally done that, though. And that crying instinct - I could NOT suppress it.

    Hope your ankle gets better soon!

  2. Oh no! That sounds awful!! Hope you feel better soon!

    I recently almost wiped out in the bathroom at work. As I was opening the bathroom door my heel slipped out from under me and thankfully I caught myself on the counter. Someone spilled ice all over the floor and didn't bother to clean it nice of them, huh?