(Closed) Fall in public?

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Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m glad you’re OK, especially with a baby in your arms!  But I’m not gonna lie, I always giggle when I see someone fall in public once I know they’re OK. 

It’s not my story, but it’s worth sharing.  While traveling in Spain and staying out a little too late the night before, my friend came down the main stairs in our hostel.  By the time we managed to get out of bed it was passed noon and the room the stairway led to was VERY crowded.  She slipped at the bottom of the stairs and fell . . . into a rack of 20 bikes knocking every, single, one of them over in a noisy clatter!

And now, as karma for posting, this I’m sure I’m going to tumble down the aisle in my wedding or something!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Eeeeek! I think we’ve all fallen before once or twice… I always wonder if they put falls like that on a little blooper reel for the holiday parties… I hope they don’t!!!!

Glad to hear you are ok, and I’m glad that they called to check on you!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Oh gosh, story of MY LIFE!

 

My fave wipe-out occured at work, I was wearing a pencil-type skirt, and not only fell, but ripped the slit ALL they way up…ooh, wardrobe malfunction!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

So glad you’re ok.  Oh I’ve had many the public falls.  I don’t know how many times I’ve slipped on the sidewalk during the winter.  There was also the great fall in Cuba where I’m very convinced I chipped a bone.

Here’s what I do when I fall: get up quickly, look around in a very casual manner, ignore the eyes looking at me, and walk away with my head down.

Post # 7
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1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t know if there are any other UT Austin brides on here, but there is a section of campus leading up to the main tower that has these pink granite steps. They are about a foot and a half wide each and made of smooth pink granite. When they get even the TINIEST bit wet, people just fall and bust their A**! It’s almost comical, because everyone I know has fallen on them at least once. Seriously on a rainy day you can sit in your classroom and just watch dozens of people wipe out on the steps!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Oh my gosh, falls ARE funny once you know everyone is ok (and I’m so glad you are ok).  One year on New Years at Whistler, I had a friend trying to play it cool in front of a bunch of girls, and he slipped down a flight of wooden stairs.  Oh how the mighty fall! 😉

Of course I didn’t even snicker until I knew he was fine (But you should have seen it.  It was major fail!)

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Well I didn’t fall today, but while walking to class my shoes were super slick. It had been raining and I was wearing leather flip flops so as soon as they got wet they were like ice or something. Anyways, as I was walking up a hill my shoe just flies off my foot and I had to walk back down the hill to get it haha Embarassed. It was kind of embarassing, but not super bad I just laughed it off.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

omg, my worst worst worst fear is falling while holding a baby!  glad to hear you are both ok!!!!

ive had some great falls… usually super high heeled related or just not paying attention. once i was walking down stairs and didnt realize there was still one more step to go and bang, there i was spread out like a working gal looking for a pole to swing from. my friend that was with me broke out laughing and when a paserby started laughing also she went all serious and told him “dont you laugh at my friend – she could be hurt you know” and scared him off… in the meantime i was ‘hello, im still down here and you were laughing at me too btw!’

glad to hear you are ok

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I’m glad you weren’t hurt. 

I’m quite the klutz and have been known to fall from time to time.  The worst public fall I had was in college.  I was rushing, leaving the dorm to make it to my 8:30 class for a test.  It was icy and snowy outside and I was wearing slippers and PJ pants.  I slipped on some ice and fell down a huge hill, skinning my knee and ripping my pants!  Oh yeah, and there were about 40 people standing around me.  People actually clapped when I got up and continued walking.  It was…embarassing to say the least!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Ooh, glad to hear you and your baby are okay!  I can understand how it was mega embarrassing though.  I am really clumsy and trip over my own feet at least once a day (walking to work) and have fallen down stairs multiple times Frown.  Every time I do so, I always think about whether it’s worse to have all these people see you (which I hate) OR to have no one there and have to pick yourself up and keep going!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i think falls are truly the most hysterical things ever (as long as ppl aren’t hurt… and i’m glad you and your son are fine). I was watching big brother last night and almost crying laughing so hard at them falling in the HOH challenge

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

once hubby was chasing me around the house so i made a break for the front door…. and promptly slipped off the verandah and landed right on my bum & side onto the hard concrete.. now that was some nice bruising i tell you

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I’m so glad you are okay!

I’m a clutz.  I have fall en in public so many times!!!  I once fell down the stairs at the Barney’s warehouse sale which was very crowded!  I literally bounced down each stair individually on my booty (I’m pretty well padded back there) while all of these extremely well dressed people just stared at me as if if was the most unchic thing ever – but I did get a beautiful dress that day!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

Haha I just thought about when I was in Alaska visiting my fiance at Ft. Richardson. Before then I had never even seen snow before much less been in it and the whole place was covered in ice so needless to say I busted my ass a couple times haha! One time I remember my fiance was opening the drivers door and I was opening the passenger and he said I just disappeared Tongue out. In reality I fell on my ass and almost slid under the truck lol.

But on the brightside one night he was giving me hell saying “Oohh watch out don’t fall” and he busted it! I told him about payback lol.

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