Saturday, November 21, 2015
A horrible example is more effective than a word to the wise every time
It wasn’t in the night, but it definitely went bump.
I was in my bathroom on Thursday morning, sitting on what Americans quaintly call “the potty” and reading blogs on my iPhone at the same time. Eventually I finished both activities, but I must have been sitting there for quite a while because when I tried to rise, my jammies still at half-mast, I discovered that my feet and lower legs had fallen asleep. I pitched forward, unable to stand. To call my temporary affliction the “wobblies” would be a bit of an understatement.
Something went bump all right.
Kersplat is more like it.
Narrowly missing both the shower door and the bathtub, I made a perfect three-point landing on the tile floor.
To keep your imagination from running wild, I hasten to divulge that the three points were my left elbow, my left pinky finger, and my head. I do have a few bruises and scrapes and my body seems to be sore all over, but I was not seriously injured.
Thanks be to God.
Since there but for the grace of God go you, I want to leave you with what Michael Conrad in the role of Sergeant Phil Esterhaus used to say at the beginning of every episode of Hill Street Blues:
“Let’s be careful out there.”