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Oct 27, 2006 8:49 pm

Anyone ever take a header on their way to an appointment?


Yep, there I am, Mr. Wall Street, walking to an appointment. Dressed fit to kill, but opening an account would be the preferred outcome.


I'm struttin' my stuff, when a concrete sidewalk slab, sticking-up 2 inches out of the ground, catches my shoe and causes me to trip.


First, I'm suddenly thrust forward (Houston, we have a problem). My leg lurches forward, as I try to right myself. Good, one step made.


My other leg reaches forward and another step is made. (There's hope,yet!)


My other leg reaches forward and another step is made! Oh joy!....


Uh oh, forward momentum too great, can't maintain balance, must fall....Ditch the attache' and prepare for impact!


And fall I did, hitting my left shoulder first, then my hip, rolling over and immediately jumping up to try and recover some dignity. Everything is fine, except one of my fingers is turned around, facing the wrong direction. And I can't bend it. But it doesn't hurt.


Hmmmm, keep the appointment or see the Doc? KEEP THE APPOINTMENT! Well, I didn't open the account, but we did schedule another appointment. (I think my finger was too much of a distraction.)


I later saw the Doc and the finger was just dislocated. He pulled on it and it popped right back in place. YEEEOOOOWWWW!


I can also count the Doc as a contact!


Right now, I'm typing with one finger in a splint and wrapped with an adjacent finger to keep it immobile.


I can shoot someone a bird and they'll be able to see it a half-mile away! 

Oct 28, 2006 1:56 am
doberman:

Anyone ever take a header on their way to an appointment?


Yep, there I am, Mr. Wall Street, walking to an appointment. Dressed fit to kill, but opening an account would be the preferred outcome.


I'm struttin' my stuff, when a concrete sidewalk slab, sticking-up 2 inches out of the ground, catches my shoe and causes me to trip.


First, I'm suddenly thrust forward (Houston, we have a problem). My leg lurches forward, as I try to right myself. Good, one step made.


My other leg reaches forward and another step is made. (There's hope,yet!)


My other leg reaches forward and another step is made! Oh joy!....


Uh oh, forward momentum too great, can't maintain balance, must fall....Ditch the attache' and prepare for impact!


And fall I did, hitting my left shoulder first, then my hip, rolling over and immediately jumping up to try and recover some dignity. Everything is fine, except one of my fingers is turned around, facing the wrong direction. And I can't bend it. But it doesn't hurt.


Hmmmm, keep the appointment or see the Doc? KEEP THE APPOINTMENT! Well, I didn't open the account, but we did schedule another appointment. (I think my finger was too much of a distraction.)


I later saw the Doc and the finger was just dislocated. He pulled on it and it popped right back in place. YEEEOOOOWWWW!


I can also count the Doc as a contact!


Right now, I'm typing with one finger in a splint and wrapped with an adjacent finger to keep it immobile.


I can shoot someone a bird and they'll be able to see it a half-mile away! 



One time I arrived for an appointment, was running a bit late, and hurriedly placed my cup of coffee on top of the car.  Grabbed my briefcase, rushed across the parking lot, and was running up the marble steps to the office building.  Slipped on something on the steps, and in an effort to catch myself managed to cover myself with coffee from shoulders to knees.  IT sucked.

Called the client from the parking lot, explained a major crisis had come up, and rescheduled the appointment.  Went home, changed, and moved on, but it was pretty damn embarassing.