Wednesday, November 04, 2009

What happens when I'm not paying attention

Right about now, I should be strolling along the beach in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.  Or perhaps reading a book poolside, or maybe walking through the historic area and learning about the Danish culture from the 1800's.

My flight out was at 6:00 in the morning Tuesday, but the plane left without me.  Why?  Because a funny thing happened on my way downstairs Monday evening. 

My mother always used to tell me not to wear flip flops in the house.  They are dangerous, she'd tell me.  I never understood why until Monday night when I was racing down the stairs, excited to be picking up my friend who'd I'd be happily spending the next week with, when my foot slipped from my flip flop at the landing and my ankle went hard to the right off the stair and my body followed.  Before I could feel it, I heard the bone break.  That?  That's not a pleasant sound.

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8 comments:

CreekHiker said...

Oh Alison! I'm so so sorry! My mom used to say the same thing and I completely agree!

Velvet Sacks said...

Oh, bless your heart! Watch the weather channel; maybe it'll rain all week in St. Thomas.

Feel better soon.

Zoe said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Alison - I'm a flip-flop wearing person around the house too! Hoping you'll have a speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

Alison- I'm so so sorry to hear about your break. Which bone was it? Hoping for a speedy recovery
-sdhb

Life at Star's Rest said...

I agree...it is *so* not a pleasant sound! Wishing you a speedy and painless recovery! Carmon

Soulful said...

That is so crummy. My heart breaks for you. (sorry about the pun). But at least you have a nice pedicure. ;)

Donna said...

Oh - I feel your pain! GEEZ.

ghost said...

damn...