I was on my way back from a meeting a bit ago when I slipped and fell in the lobby of my building.
Now, this had nothing at all to do with the carpy weather and everything to do with my innate klutziness. I only ever seem to slip and fall on flat, dry surfaces.
There was a contributing factor this time, though. My adorable little shoes. And the fact that I was walking too fast.
So, I slipped, I went down hard on my right knee, I said a nasty word really loudly, and I blushed furiously and told the people around me that I was perfectly fine except for my extremely bruised and battered pride. And then I went back to my desk.
I was able to walk just fine, but it was definitely throbbing when I got back to my desk. So I took a couple Advil and pulled up my pant leg. Sure enough: goose-egg.
So I decided to go get an ice-pack from the company nurse. Boy howdy is there a lot of paperwork to fill out. They seemed very concerned that this had happened while I was "on duty".
EEE: Dude, I'm not going to sue the company. I just want an ice pack.
So I fill out my paperwork and am sent into the Nurse's office. I don't remember ever going to the Nurse's office while in school, but I imagine it was similar except that I always thought there'd be a couch or something to lie down on.
A few minutes later, there was a knock at the door and Dr. Doogie came in. I swear this kid was 12 years old - complete with little blond face-pubes.
Doogie: So you fell?
EEE: Yep. I think I just need an ice pack.
Doogie: Was the floor wet?
EEE: Nope. Just a klutz.
Doogie: And you hurt your...?
EEE: Knee. (I pulled up my pant-leg to show off my goose-egg) I took a couple Advil already. I just want an ice pack.
Doogie: So were you able to walk back to your desk?
Doogie: OK, I have to take your blood pressure.
EEE: I hurt my knee.
Doogie: (after my blood pressure comes back at a slightly elevated 132/84 - I was in pain, dammit!) That's all right. Your knee doesn't look too bad.
EEE: No. But it hurts.
Doogie: Do you want some aspirin?
EEE: No. I told you, I already took some Advil.
Doogie: Oh. Then why are you here?
EEE: Ice pack. I. Want. An. Ice. Pack.
Doogie: Oh. OK. (goes to the freezer and gets one) Here you go.