“I understand how you feel,” my lovely cousin, Donna, sympathized with me last night when the topic turned to my recent fall. I say sympathized, but she was laughing at me. Donna was up from Canberra and my brother and I took our families to meet her and her hunkaspunk, Glyn, for pizza.
My embarrassing tripping on a step and subsequent face-plant into the carpet at work earlier this week has brought out some hell funny stories from other people, but Donna’s has kept me chuckling all day.
Whereas I found it difficult to go up a level, Donna’s difficulty lay in going down.
“I was working at the Reserve Bank and fell over in front of other staff,” she said. Apparently she had new shoes on and hadn’t practiced going down stairs. “We’d finished a meeting and there were maybe a dozen of us hitting the stairs at the same time. I beat them all to the bottom. I slipped on the first stair and bounced down to the landing.”
Embarrassed, Donna then stood up a little shakily and dusted herself off, keen to make it to the lobby and disappear. Maybe forever.
“Then I stepped off from the landing and, in exactly the same fashion, proceeded to bounce my way down the second set of stairs as well.”
Real humour comes from repetition, as any of the comedy greats will attest to.
Donna reads my blog and this meant I had bugger all to tell her which she didn’t already know about, so I was glad she stepped up with a few stories of her own. And yes, Donna, I think you really do understand how I feel. Thanks for sharing, cuz. I’m sure you’re thinking the same thing right about now 😀
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