Wednesday, 18 November 2009

"I Was Trying Out for the National Ballet..."




Image taken from here...




Apparently, I am a little bit clumsy...

But I didn't know how clumsy I was until today...


I was on my way home yesterday, with my mug of coffee when I tripped, and did a magnificent ballerina splat on the staircase, on the way up...


Yes, I fell going upwards...





Such was my unique way of falling that one ankle was on the sixth step and my knee was on the edge, five steps up. I literally looked like I did a split, on the staircase. The two girls who were outside enjoying the sunshine, after recovering from their shock of me tripping were admiring how I managed to fall so flexibly...and painfully, I might add!


So, of course, I am now limping...again...



Needless to say, people have been asking why the limp...Like I said, I didn't realise I was such a klutz, until I started meeting people...


And just my luck, Wednesday's the day that I spend the entire day within the maze of the Psychology Department offices and labs, so all I do is bump into profs and the like.




Class last night

Super-Nice Prof: "You hurt your foot again?" *Grins* (She calls me Hoppy)


Oww...Usually, people say, "did you hurt yourself?"




Today

Supervisor-Prof: "Which part did you hurt this time?"

Me: "Knee"

She: "What happened?"

Me: "I was trying out for the National Ballet"

She: *SNORT* *Choke on coffee*

Me: "What???"

She: "You?!? You have to find a better more believable cover. You're such a klutz!"




Bumped into TA in the Hallway...

TA: "Oh dear, what happened?"

Me: "Hurt myself trying for the National Ballet!"

TA: "Oh come on, hon. What happened?" *Laughs*

Me: "Why won't anyone believe me?...I fell..." *Rolls eyes*

TA: "Now, that's more likely!"





The coordinator of the Psyc Department


She: "Now what did you do to yourself?"

Me: "National Ballet tryouts!"

She:"No, really, Daphne..."

Me: "You people really don't believe me! Why?"

She: "Because you of all people don't have time for that!"


Me: "You're kind. XYZ said I was a klutz"

She: "No, you're not" *Laughs*



Oh, finally. Somebody who was kind...


LOL...




14 comments:

whre4arthou said...

Hallo Nai,

That is really funny, but it never crossed me that you are clumsy. Maybe it's because I'm clumsy too, I keep tripping all over the streets of London. WC has been keeping a record of all the places I've been tripping in the UK.. talk about mean!

AND I NEED A BIG HUGGGGGGGGG!!!! So I'm going to give you one first! BIG HUG!!!!!

mott said...

LOL!!!!!

Oh Daphne.. Don't worry. I think inside, we're ALL klutz, but we just don't admit as much!

I fell down a stairs once too, in broad daylight, in college, wearing a skirt.

Yuuuppp...OUCH. A cerebral ouch.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Oh Daphne, soon you might have to walk around with bubble wraps! lol.

Sorry iv been very quiet. too lazy to blog but been very active on facebook. Are you there yet?

WP said...

Haha, go go for the National Ballet! :D

Hope your knee gets better soon!

Pak Zawi said...

Daph,
maybe you should go for ballet lessons then you will be very nimble on your toes.

Anonymous said...

I can actually see your doing ballet if you can fit it into your insanely busy schedule you crazy woman. Your one of the most flexible people iv seen. See you in class!

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Ae Mi,

Lol, guess clumsy people don't notice other clumsy people cos it's normal to them! ;)

Oh well, give WC a whack for me!

*HUGZ*

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Mott,

OUCH. In a skirt is just...OUCH!

But falling on your bum is just less...painful...Got cushion to cushion the effect...;)

But the best thing to do is just laugh it off! I've fallen so often I find it quite funny actually! LOL.

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Farina,

Long time no see!

Nope, belum sampai FB...;) Not planning to. No time ler...

As for bubble-wrap, eeyer...No fun lar! I will be tempted to try when I'm bruised though...

Daphne Ling said...

Hey WP,

Haha! It's getting better, thanks! Still a bit penguin-like quality to my walk, but not bad...;)

Now my knee is a bit black and purple...Nice colour! Lol...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Pak Zawi,

Actually, I do wanna learn ballet--they have adult classes here. Tapi no time lar, and expensive also...

Oh well!

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Anon 22:22,

Ok, who's this?!?! Crazy woman??? Sounds like Amy!!! Lol...;)

Well, I can't help being flexible or klutzy, you know. As for my schedule, well, can't help that either...Bwahahaha...

the Razzler said...

Dear Daphne..

Hope your injury is not too serious! Ballet? Really? hehe.. :)

Daphne Ling said...

Hello Uncle Jimmy,

Lol, yes! Ballet...Why ler, you laugh at me? ;)

Nah, it's not too serious...I just have to suck it up, and limp around a bit, that's all!