"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?"
Supervisor-Prof: "Which part did you hurt this time?"
She: "What happened?"
Me: "I was trying out for the National Ballet"
She: *SNORT* *Choke on coffee*
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...