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5:30PM rolls around and I'm finally ready for some lunch, so I get a Campbell's Tomato Soup At Hand out of my desk drawer, along with a bag of soy crisps for dipping. Mmm. Happily, I traipse down to the break room and I pop the lid on the soup. It splatters me, but that always happens.<br><br><br><br>
I put the soup in the microwave for the required minute, and as I stand, tapping my fingers impatiently on the counter, my bra mysteriously comes unclasped. The microwave is still humming away, so I go to the ladies' room to adjust my clothing, and when I return, I get my soup out, stir it, and walk back towards my office.<br><br><br><br>
Several things happen.<br><br><br><br>
The area in which my cubicle is situated has surrounding walls of glass, (causing it to be referred to as "the fishbowl"), complete with a set of glass double doors. With the soup in one hand, I reach out with the other to press my badge against the plate, and then I open the door. I stumble, causing the soup to slosh out of the cup and splatter my knuckles. It's still very hot, and it burns my hand, which startles me and causes me to drop the soup cup. It bounces on the floor, splattering the glass wall and door with tomato soup before rolling around and emptying the rest of its contents onto the industrial carpet.<br><br><br><br>
I cleaned it up to the best of my ability (given that all I had was damp paper towels), heated up another container of soup, and sat down to type this up.<br><br><br><br>
Please, tell me your own klutzy stories to make me feel better!
 

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that was hysterical!!! i would have leftt work and never come back!!! i cannot tell you the number of times i have almost fallen off the treadmill at the health club--if it ever happens i will surely cancel my membership and likely move out of state!! i am sure i have many actually happened--not just close calls, but at the moment i cannot think of any. well, on teh first day of a new job i thought the only parking space was one where i would have to parallell park, which i cannot do. so, i was trying to get in and smashed into my new bosses car as she angrily watched. i also then learned there was a whole other area to park in!!! i am so surprised i did not just turn around and go home crying!!!
 

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My life is one continuous klutz story. I have NO coordination whatsoever, so my day is filled with spills, trips, ouches, and walking into things.
 

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I have this tendency to slip & fall when walking down stairs when i'm almost to the bottom. Last time it happened i was living in my apartment and as i had just reached the last few steps i heard a noise behind me, so quickly turned to look to see what it was, didn't pay attention to where i was stepping, fell over the last few steps and almost twisted my ankle .. thankfully i wasn't hurt otherwise!
 

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in one of my classes last semester, there were millions of desks and people so everyone was squished. and i sat next to the window so i could theorically, avoid the close corridors. but alas, almost all the time, i would get out with my backpack that has millions of straps and inevitably, the straps of my clothes would get stuck on the desk in front of me, causing a domino like affect, collasping three desks in front. heh. that was fun.<br><br><br><br>
and of course, wet shoes on floors is an issue...i've come to the point where if i screw up, i just ask for applause and congrats from the audience. if you try and play it off like it never happened, ya (me) just look like a dork, which i already am so i prefer to make fun of myself.
 

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Oh! I just remembered a good one! One time when I was taking calculus in college, the main part of the class was in a huge lecture hall with hundreds of people .. Since I could never manage to get enough sleep at night (thanks to the f'ing ***** roommate i had at the time), I had a tendency to fall asleep in class - especially classes such as this one where it was pretty dark in there for the overhead projector. The class was during the time that I was used to eating my lunch as well, and since there was a little convenience store located right by the lecture hall, I would often grab a bit to eat & drink before class.<br><br>
Well, one day, it would just so happen that I didn't finish my snapple by the time class had started, so I had it with me there ... and as usual, i ended up falling asleep, and as my luck would have it, i forgot to put the cap back on the snapple.. I woke with a start for some reason, and ended up knocking over the snapple in the process, spilling it all over the table <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br>
I was quite thankful no one was sitting next to me that day .. and thankful the bottle didn't end up falling on the floor and breaking!
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by ObsidianZebra</i><br><br><b>I also have this tendency to walk into poles and door frames. and I have the wonderful ability to spontaneously trip over nothing!</b></div>
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That's me all over... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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yeah i'm prone to falling down stairs, off chairs, tripping, slipping, in winter i'm always the one who does that one-foot-way-up-in-the-air-slip-on-ice and then fall on my butt, usually while crossing at a busy intersection, i always drop things and i walk or bump into furniture and objects so much that i always, always, have at least a few bruises on my legs and hips to show for it.<br><br>
i also have a perminent injury to my left thigh where i walked into the open tailgate of a truck, the muscle is split, you can see the groove there and it still hurts to touch sometimes even though it happened in September.<br><br>
and wouldn't you know it, it's always the spot where my boyfriend unthinkingly decides to poke me or tap me with the remote while we're watching tv and then can't understand why i double over in pain.<br><br><br><br>
also if there's something around to bump my head on chances are i will.
 

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Once while walking on campus, I tripped and fell and in the process of falling, managed to knock over a blind woman and her seeing-eye dog. I had a huge backpack full of books and the fall threw the backpack up over my head, except that it was still attached to my back, so when I stood back up again I was extremely top heavy and couldn't use my arms for balance, so I fell down again. Some nice guy helped me up and untangled me from the blind woman. I was so mortified I went straight home and didn't show my face on campus for 3 days.
 

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I tend to trip for no reason too, makes for comic relief all the times.<br><br><br><br>
Some other highlights:<br><br><br><br>
- I once managed to drop a cup of coffee in such a creative fashion that the coffee was literally everywhere (except in the cup of course). I am prone to spill tiny ammounts of drinks, but this was a highlight.<br><br><br><br>
- I once did some groceries that included some beer, now the bag I had put on the steer of my bike had a whole in it. One beer bottle got through that hole and into my front wheel causing quite an mess of beer all over me and the street <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">.<br><br><br><br>
- Then there was the time that I managed to drop an entire bottle of wine on the floor at the university (being entirely sober since it was 9 am).<br><br><br><br>
I could go on and on about it. I usually tend to make fun about it in a good way, as long as nothing positively disastrous happens.
 

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I once fell off a curb (3 inches high), just as a truckful of young guys drove by. They laughed. I was so frustrated that I kicked and swore at the curb.
 

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laughing at yourself is good. and laughing at someone else laughing at themself is fine. but the other day this woman had a huge stroller with bags hanging off the handles and a child sitting in it. the kid got out just as the mom was letting go of the handles and the weight of the bags flipped the whole thing over, tossing her belongings all over the pavement. worse was that she had an open drink sitting in the mesh pocket on the back of the stroller and the liquid was all over her stuff, her stroller, and probably her. a bunch of teens were standing nearby and laughed their butts off rather than going over to help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br><br><br>
it made me really mad
 

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omg i have the like worst one ever even tho its not really about me being clutzy for once ! just embarrassing !<br><br>
It was the first day of high skool and barley anyone from my middle skool came to the high skool i am going to so i didnt know many people (all my friends were older so in higher grades) anyway so i walk into my first class and sit down and a few minutes later this really hot guy tapes me on the shoulder and sez hey kid i think your in the wrong class then i look around and i find out its a bunch of senoirs ! ugh ! so embarrassing !<br><br><br><br>
i ushally just laugh it off !
 

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actually no because i was standing further away and by the time i looked to see what they were laughing at and realized what happened, she'd picked up her stuff already. if she'd looked like she needed help i definately would have run over to her. she just looked embarassed mostly
 

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Gravity and I have a sometimes acrimonious relationship. I could fill a webpage with my clutzy exploits. Some highlights:<br><br><br><br>
I dropped a large cast iron frying pan on my foot, breaking several of the small bones and causing a delightfully multicolored bruise. Several weeks later (just as the bruise was fading) I dropped an iron and it landed in the *exact* same place, reinjuring the bones and burning me as a bonus.<br><br><br><br>
One summer when I was at camp, I was running down a small hill and I turned my ankle, fell down and tumbled arse over teakettle to the bottom of the hill. Fortunatly it was dark, so only a couple people saw me.<br><br><br><br>
You know that person who goes to take an apple off the stack and the whole thing goes tumbling to the floor? That's me, more times than I can remember.
 

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heheh but there are so many. I eat oatbran (like oatmeal but better) at my desk every morning, well, last week or so i set my cup of oat bran on this spongy thing by my computer. i knew it was unsteady but i thought itd be okay while i just checked my voicemail. it wasnt. i hit it w/ my elbow and it went all over me. shirt and skirt and shoes. all hit. i of course went to let my boss know i'd be going home to change now and he screeches 'ack! what'd you do puke on yourself?!' he's not very discreet. so i tied my sweater around my waist and covered as much as i could, snuck out of the back of my building and drove home to change. it was sooo gross, hot, and sticky.<br><br>
i still eat oatbran at my desk and balance it on the spongy thing.<br><br><br><br>
also due to my school sched. i run at night quite a bit so if i take a new route then im not used to where the sidewalk bumps and curbs are located so i have fallen pretty hard twice now and broke my discman. luckily i have a new mp3 player and am more careful but i just know everyone laughs and point when im not looking.
 

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I have always been proud of the fact that I am coordinated and balanced, but since I bought my house this fall it's been a series of mishaps...<br><br>
I was going up the stairs one night when one of my dogs shot up behind me and tripped me...flat on the face, hard wood and steep stairs.<br><br>
I took the dogs out for a walk one Thursday morning this winter and stepped off the curb when they got excited and took off, tripping me and causing me to fall flat on my face in the middle of the street - I of course had no gloves on and ripped the heels of my hands completely open, skinned my knees and my chin - pretty huh?<br><br>
The Sunday following the "dog trip" on the street I stepped off of the top step in my house and slipped, I slid down all 9 stairs on my back until my feet hit the wall on the landing. Add to the ripped up hands and knees a massive contusion on the rump and bruised elbows.<br><br>
Either my house or my dogs is trying to kill me, haven't figured it out yet....maybe the Red front door is working against me?
 

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Spilling drinks at the nursing home, though I swear it's the uneven floor's fault.<br><br><br><br>
At the small grocery store, I can't count how many items I've accidentally pushed off the front of the shelves when stocking the dairy cooler from behind. Then I dash out into the store and clean it up if I made a mess.
 
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