I have a muscle issue with my legs. The reason for it is long, drawn out, and involves way too much information. Plus, if I mention why, it sounds like I’m whining, so I just normally say, “I have a muscle issue with my legs.”
Most days are just peachy. Some days aren’t so peachy. Remember the great 2013 fall? Well, it was on one of those not so peachy days.
Today I went to the drugstore to pick up some wrapping paper for my son’s birthday present. I remember feeling a little odd, but chalked it up to it being one of those not so peachy days. I grabbed a basket when I got into the store and trundled to the wrapping paper section.
My legs starting sending me a message. Red Alert! We are at DefCon 15.
Okay, when that happens, I sit down for a little while, wait it out and I’m fine. If that doesn’t work, I beat a hasty retreat home so I can rest.
The closest place to sit was in the pharmacy, so I took my basket and bopped over to the chairs. I left the basket about ten feet away, took a step toward the chairs and…
You know where I’m going with this, don’t you?
My legs gave out. I went sliding, head first, toward the chairs. I knocked my head well enough to totally screw up my glasses. I lay there for a moment while about ten people clustered around me.
Way to go, Karen. Next time, pick a place that isn’t crowded with people. Although, once I fell on the Riverwalk during Easter Week. Some 10,000 people saw me. That fall was spectacular because I landed on a pigeon. Poor thing didn’t make it. Oh, and once was in the middle of the Astrodome during a convention. So maybe I shouldn’t complain that there were only ten people there.
This really nice man helped me up while they summoned the manager.
During all of this hubbub I’m feeling like an absolute ass. Ass as in ASSSSSSSSS.
The manager scurried up and I assured her that I wasn’t going to sue the store. It wasn’t their fault. My legs just went bye-bye. They do that sometimes.
I did ask them to please forget what I looked like. Seriously. Because I was going to slink out of there and not go back for many moons.
I am, however, very grateful for the following:
1. I didn’t slide head first into a boiling river of lava.
2. The people at the drugstore were really, truly sweet and nice.
3. The lovely man who helped me insisted on walking me to my car – wasn’t that nice?
4. I’ve already taken some pain killers because I’m really sore right now and tomorrow’s going to be fun, fun, fun.
5. I finished the book the other day and I don’t HAVE to work today. I’ll start the final read of the book tomorrow.
6. Flash has been a sweetie and done a 360 sniff. I think he knows something’s off.
7. I have a cute little cart on wheels that I retrieved from the garage. I’m going to use that until my balance is restored.
8. Humility is good for the soul.
9. I didn’t land on a pigeon this time.
10. This wasn’t the Riverwalk or the Astrodome.