You were walking along just fine – outside your house, along the pedestrian street, across the bridge, down the stairs in a subway station – but you just had to slip… and it just had to be in front of a bunch of complete strangers. Oops!
Pairs of strange eyes all around you, staring at you with a thought bubble that says, “clumsy much?” So, they will probably first stare at you or gasp or make a slight scream (just to attract more eyes to look towards your direction) at your terribly painful slip, and then either they will curve their lips a bit to smile at your carelessness (or at your unfortunate fall) – without looking obvious of course – or they will rush to your side and lend you a helping hand (which is nicer). Either those or they’ll just completely ignore you as if they heard and saw nothing.
Hum, hum, hum.
“Oh, and here comes the train! Sorry, poor thing, but I don’t want to be late for work. Good luck with trying to make it on time to wherever you’re headed!”
Ohhh…. you did not just witness that kind of attitude. And that train did not just leave you while you were agonizing over your sprained ankle.
The shame, the pain, and the possibility of being late for work (or school) – that slip really cost ya.
Careful next time, so you don’t have to say, “Oops! I did not just slip in front of a bunch of strangers!” But, right now, reality check: you just did.
Well, that’s life: we learn from shame. :>
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