Post # 1
hey bees! i’m bumming and would really appreciate any cheering up or sympathy. I had a rough weekend- on fri my dad had a really bad accident at work, he took a huge cement block to the face as it shot out of a building they were demolishing. Lucky to have survived! The worst of it was on his jaw/chin/mouth luckily (I’ll spare the details). so feeling horrible for him as well as weird residual anxiety bc of how close a call it was.
Then on sat I must have wanted a sympathy injury cause I found my own cement block- the sidewalk- and smashed my chin on it. I had my work holiday party, was irritated at having to park super far away, but then had a great time, so great I went against my normal behavior by accepting the shots my coworkers were offering me. What an idiot! So on the long walk back I tripped and busted my knee and chin. Now I just feel pathetic cause 3 days later I’m still in a lot of pain and have a huge friggin band aid on my face covering the nasty gauge under my chin. ugh hating it. though does not even compare to my poor dad, my chin and knee are busted up bad and i’m just feeling shitty about it and what i could have done to prevent it, as well as in pain!
it’s stupid too bc i actually work at the bar where the party was held (contributing factor in how drunk i got) and i should have been able to park in employee parking right by the building, but these annoying moochers from a neighboring business somehow weaseled the owners into allowing them to use our parking- a long tunnel- and they were parked at the end blocking the whole thing for anyone else to use. so i can’t help think about that, as well as all the alternative places we considered parking that could have prevented it. and OF COURSE my stupid decision making once i had a couple. ughhhhh.
anyway, i’ve only got 1/100th the problems my dad has except mine is mostly my own fault. ugh just feeling bummed as I limp around and know my chin won’t be healed up for weeks and would greatly appreciate any tidbits of cheer or sympathy. THANK YOU BEES!
Post # 3
@chillinchillin: *HUGS* Sorry you got injured, but at least you and your dad can co-host a pity party, which is always better than hosting it by yourself. Hopefully you’ll heal up quickly and be able to forget about the whole thing soon.
Post # 4
thank you very much! i appreciate it!
Post # 5
So you drove home very drunk and all you got was a smack from the sidewalk consider yourself lucky.
Post # 6
@Atalanta: when did i say I drove?
Post # 7
@chillinchillin: I was wondering that, too. Where were you walking to when you left the bar? You sounded like you were saying you walked back to your car…
Post # 8
@chillinchillin: oh come on, you said you parked far away and on the long walk back (to your car is what I derived using handy dandy context clues) you tripped. Sooo unless you slept in your car, it definitely sounds like you drove. Sorry you hurt yourself, but I’m with @Atalanta you’re lucky that’s the worst that happened to you. Hope you and your dad get well soon.
Post # 9
@peachacid: sorry for any confusion, i was walking back to my car, but my fiance was my date, DD, and incredibly kind nurse.
i admitted to being an idiot already guys, but i’m not totally brain dead.
Post # 10
@chillinchillin: I admit I came to the same conclusion as everyone else, but in our defense you didn’t mention you were with anyone in your original post. I’m glad you didn’t drive, but I am sorry you fell and hurt yourself. I’d just keep telling yourself that you got it a lot better than your dad did. And just be happy that he survived the incident! I realize this may not help much, but you’ll probably feel better in a few days.
Post # 11
@chillinchillin: I really hope you didn’t drive if you were literally falling over drunk. You didn’t mention your fiance at all, so I’m sure you can understand our collective confusion.
The stupid things I’ve done while drunk are…stupid, not necessarily painful. Once my best friend and went to the bar, WALKED HOME (lol just in case anyone is wondering), fell shoulder first into the door of our apartment, and then decided it would be a good idea to slide down our stairs…on our stomachs…side by side… The stairs had grip paper on them. We woke up the next morning covered in scrapes. But…um…IT WAS AWESOME. lol.
Post # 12
I did some really dumb shit while drunk this weekend, too. So, know that you are not alone!
Sorry about your pain, but very thankful that your father is okay. My father getting hurt is my worst nightmare on earth.
Post # 13
@MrsSkeletonKey: thanks! it’s ok, the holiday season can get you! it is mine also, when my phone blew up on fri i nearly had a heart attack waiting to be told what actually happened.
@MrsWBS: not gonna lie that one stings a bit with the tone and assumption! was it your intention to try to hurt and insult a random person out there? unfortunately comments like this undermine wbee being a cool, supportive place. just gotta remind myself it doesn’t matter at all what randoms on the internet want to think!
@MrsGatito: thank you, i appreciate that you said what you wanted to say while still being kind and reasonable, and i hear what you’re saying.
since i didn’t drive, it was the last thing in my mind to address/explain/defend or even anticipate everyone else making that assumption since it’s not what happened then or ever and not who i am. i didn’t mention my fiance bc my post was about my dad and my own admittedly sad pity party, not about him, and i didn’t realize he was a critical point of mention to defend my own innocence from crime. geesh.
again, i’m already admitting i made a mistake by accepting shots when i never do them. this board is often about being supportive of others, but i guess sometimes it’s about kick-you-when-you’re-down. why assume the worst about someone you don’t even know? or why not just ask for clarity nicely instead of insisting you’re right about someone you don’t know and an event that happened miles and miles away from you? i get why people would have no sympathy for someone out there risking everyone else’s life, but i don’t get why that extreme assumption needs to be jumped to. i actually used to do post-DWI mental health evaluations as my job, which was a nonstop daily reminder of how horrible drinking and driving is. but go ahead and believe what you want.
i like the bee, but when you’re pinned as a stupid and dangerous criminal (which is what DWI is) when looking for some simple cheering up, i wonder what the hell i’m doing on it!
Post # 14
@chillinchillin: ouch! hugs to you, and glad your dad is going to be ok!
Post # 15
@chillinchillin: Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. Welcome to the club of clumsy drunk people!
Post # 16
@chillinchillin: Oh honey, if we didn’t do dumb/dangerous shit after we’d tied one on…I would think drinking wouldn’t be nearly as fun as it is….don’t feel bad.
This was a few years ago, but my Grandfather fell and broke his hip right before Thanksgiving, and when you’re 87, and you fall and break a hip…doctors tell you pretty quick, that this could be it.
So, I got it over with a got kind of drunk..ok REALLY drunk, in my house with Mr. 99 and a friend of ours that was staying with us, then I tripped over the cat at the top of the stairs, did a swan dive down them and crashed into the sofa like a sack of potatoes….I was a patchwork quilt of bruises, rug burns and scratches, I snapped off a couple of nails and managed to give myself a respectable shiner on the arm of the couch and looked like a disaster area just in time for Turkey Day.
In our family, such hijinx is nothing to be ashamed of, just part of the deal….that and the fact that I’m such a clutz that I don’t have to be drinking to trip over myself and get hurt…so whatever.
You’re alright, tell people whatever lie you want, tell each person a different one…make it fun…Snowblower Accident, Drunken Santa Attack, Black Friday Battle!