Falling in Public

“You got a body, you got a Plank.”

The craze of planking involves taking photos of people lying face down on the ground or aerial, body straight like a wooden board, and palms attached to the side. The more innovative the situation, the more popular it got. Sounds random and silly, but planking was a popular social game in 2011 where people posted hundreds of pictures on Facebook of their planking activities.


(photo from Washington Post)

Why do I mention planking? Although I didn’t intentionally participate in this game, I inadvertently found myself in this particular “planked” position yesterday.

I was picking my son up at the Orthodontist, and I parked near a curb. As I squeezed out of the car onto the curb and slammed the door, I did my little tight walk to the edge of the curb, and I slipped, and fell. The entire length of my body hit the ground with an earth-shattering thud. My purse broke the fall along with my left knee. Falling down in public places is not recommended. I lay there like a beached whale in between the car and curb regaining my sanity, and trying to figure out how the hell I got in this position.

After what seemed like a life time, I got up off my sorry ass only to be greeted by someone who saw me fall from the lobby. She was very kind and wanted to make sure I was alright. Thank goodness I only had a few scrapes, and a very bruised soul!

Any who….. , it must have been a sight for sore eyes. I chuckled as I thought about what it might have looked like. So to heal my bruised soul, and to celebrate the humor in my little mishap, I share with you a few humorous trips.

(video courtesy of Dean Peterson – blog: http://www.balltillifall.com)

Have you ever had an embarrassing trip or fall?


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