The place was PACKED!!! Even though our name was on the list, we still had to get a little buzzer. Not knowing how long our wait was going to be, the 6 of us decided to have a seat just past the patio. That meant walking through the jam packed patio! Jam packed, meaning, there were probably 20 tables with at least 5-6 people at each table.
Enter the 6 of us. 2 of the girls in front of me, 3 of the guys behind me (my husband at the very back of the line).
The patio was the shiny concrete = SLICK. I'm sure you can figure out where this is going.
My feet started wobbling (and as I'm telling this, imagine the sound you hear when The Flinstones start driving their cars) and I think I'm going to lose it. Somehow, I played the wobbling off, thinking I was safe for a mere second. Nope, make that MILLI-second. I had my new camera bag on my arm with my new-ish camera in the bag....keeping that in my conscious mind....if I drop it, it SHOULD be safe, but I'd rather not test it out.
(By the way, aren't these sandals so cute?! and so spring-y!!!)
Well......it went a little something like this...........
wobble wobble wobble! oh no! grasp for that empty chair! push it into the empty table for 2! wobble wobble! oh well, that chair didn't help much, it's laying on its side now! OH SCHNIKEEeeeeeeS!!! EVERYBODY sees me!! don't fall! don't fall! please don't let me fall! please don't let me fall! skid. skid. skid. watch out for that stone column RIGHT in front of me!!!! women getting up out of their chairs, running over to try to block the column because they see what's coming! gasps from the crowd!! which way do I go?! which way do I go?! don't drop your bag! your camera is in there!!! don't drop your bag!! BAM! OUUUUUCCCCCCCHHHHHHH!!!!! THAT'S GONNA LEAVE A MARK!!!! EVERYONE was silent!! Everyone!!!!
The ladies started asking questions. "Are you okay, honey?!" "Are you hurt?!!" "Ohhhhhhhh, sweetie, what can I do????"
Laughter starts rolling out of me. Embarrassed. Trying to play this off, which literally CANNOT be played off. Everyone saw it. PRAYING there was NOBODY I knew sitting on that patio!!!! I stood up, tried gathering my composure.....what was left.......through my laughter. "I'm fine. I'm okay, thank you."
We made it to our table (on ANOTHER patio on the other side of the restaurant, thank goodness) and were chatting about the happenings. One of the guys with our party, walking directly behind me, said he saw it coming, but since he was behind me, the only thing he could think of to do was to grab my rear, and, well, that wouldn't have helped. haha My husband was at the very back of the line......he didn't even know I was the one who fell, until I stood up. He told me I should have stood up, straightened up my shirt, and said, "I was supposed to do that." So funny!! More good news - the guys behind me said I didn't drop my Epiphanie camera bag!!! HAHAHA. I didn't drop my bag....it was safe and cozy! HOW in the world is that even possible??!!!
I was thinking about it, and I'm a jokester. A SERIOUS jokester. I laugh at just about anything. I think it's hysterical when people fall......that obviously includes when it happens to myself. If I saw myself fall on that patio, I would have laughed. THANK YOU to the people on the patio for NOT laughing at me and for offering as much help as you could. Good news - I did NOT hit my face on the column, thank you God!!!!
I've never had anything embarrassing happen to me, ever. Really. THIS, my friends, was THE most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me. EVER. And, I'm here to say, that I laughed through it! That's the ONLY thing that kept me from crying. What isn't funny is my swollen knee. The picture does not do the damage justice.....and I didn't feel like getting "that perfect shot" to prove it. :)
I hope this made you laugh....it made me laugh again, recalling everything. This really happened. And my knee is REALLY REALLY sore!!! So are my back and shoulders....probably from showing off my push-up sorta moves.....
I hope everyone else had an accident free Saturday night.