(Closed) I fell down at work on Friday.

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Pretty much this.  I used to work at a car dealership, and the General Manager’s office was right at the top of the stairs.  I was running upstairs to drop something off, and me, being me, fell UP the stairs.  Of course, the Groomsmen saw and came running.  Anyone else, and I would have been fine and laughed it off, but the GM?  OMG…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had just graduated college and had been working at a marketing firm for about 2 weeks. I was the youngest one there by probably 6 years. The whole office was wide open, no cubes or offices. It was “cool” at the time.

They kept a candy stash in the supply closet, and one day I decided to go in and help myself. When I reached in the tupperware, a mouse jumped out! I started screaming and ran back into the office and 100 heads all turned and looked at me. I could tell they were all thinking “who the hell is this girl and what is her problem?”

SOOO embarrassing! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

omg, OP!!! horrible!!

I went to sit on my chair once, and it had wheels…so I narrowly missed it with my butt, and it went flying. I still sat down anyway, not realizing the chair was across the office, and I feel down on the floor. I was in an office with 3 other people at the time and they were laughing horribly.

Another thing that happened was when I first started my job I stepped on TP in the restroom and trailed it behind me attached to my shoe almost all day before I noticed. Noone knew me at work then, so noone said a word! It was like, 2 ft of TP!!!!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

bahaha, I’ve done this! We have a screening room that is a few steps up, and coming out of it one day I spun around and fell down the stairs. Luckily, no one saw…but I had a HUGE green bruise across my forearm, so I kept having to admit what I’d done Embarassed

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh, I have done the same thing! I work in a building in midtown Manhattan that is a huge tourist destination. It gets SO crowded and I often have to walk very quickly from one end of the building to another. One day I was racing to the other side of the building and it was raining outside so there were wet spots on the floor. I wiped out not once but twice in front of dozens of tourists. One of the times I whipped out my arm to try to catch myself and hit it on a big column. I got the worst bruise EVER from that. I’m very careful about what shoes I wear when it’s raining now!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m glad you’re ok.  I’ve had a few embarassing moments.  Last year when dropping my daughter off at school, I didn’t see some ice under the snow covered ground and slipped on it in the parking lot…in front of the entire school….teachers, students, parents, bus drivers…they all saw it.  The teachers were all like “OH MY GOD!”, then came running at me.  My ego was bruised, but I was fine physically.  I landed right on my ass which has a lot of cushion anyway.  They kept asking me for up to a few days after if I was sure I was ok.  I can laugh about it now, but I wanted to get the hell out of there quickly after it happened.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Falling is also the most embarrassing moment that comes to mind for me.  When I was in college I had to ride a shuttle bus from campus to the parking lot where my car was.  One day I was getting off of the bus and looking at my phone, I had a text or something.  I missed the last step and landed face-down on the concrete.  I got up as fast as I could and never looked back LOL, when I got to my car I had ripped my jeans and my knee was bleeding (I still have the scar!).  

I was one of the first ones off the bus so there were at least 15 people behind me to see me fall.  Mortifying!!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I one embarrassing and painful memory I would like to forget. When I lived in DC, I was going to to a law conference in American University. To get there we needed to take AU shuttle and while I was waiting for the shuttle to arrive it started to snow. I almost slipped getting on the shuttle. Once I got on the shuttle this extremely cute guy gets into the shuttle. We were making eye contact (and I even smiled at him) throughout the ride to AU. When we arrived, it was snowing even more. My friends were waiting for me right infront where the shuttle stopped. As I stepped down the metal steps, I slipped and fall on my butt…and I banged my back against the metal steps of the shuttle. The cute guy was right behind me…I was so embarrassed and but in so much pain. Of course, he helped me up and so did my friends but I couldn’t even look at him in his face. I slipped because I wasn’t wear the proper boots….I should’ve worn my Timberlands but opted for a cute pair. My back was so bruised that it turned black and blue and couldn’t get up from bed in the following days.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

When I was a freshman in high school it was the Friday before Halloween weekend, so I dressed up in a bright red sparkley jumpsuit (it was supposed to be a “devil” costume) with high heels that were a half size too big.  I was walking down the hall between classes, slipped off my shoe, face planted in front of a hundred people, and sent my books flying down the hall.  Did I mention I was wearing a sparkley red jumpsuit?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Aww! I hope you aren’t too badly bruised in body or ego!

I’m a complete klutz so I got over being embarrassed about falling a long time ago. My most embarrassing moments involve my mouth. My stupid, stupid mouth.

When I was in sophomore pre-calculus, I sat in front of the CUTEST guy on the basketball team. We rarely spoke outside of asking to borrow a pen or paper. But one day he SPOKE to me! He said “Do you even wear underwear? Your pants pull down in the back and I never see underpants, just crack.” I explained to him that I did in fact wear underwear, they just got pulled down with my pants so you couldn’t see them. I know it sounds strange… and it was. But it was lighthearted teasing and I was happy to be noticed. We joked around for the rest of the period.

The next day, I see him at lunch. We lock eyes from across the quad. My heart starts beating too quickly to be comfortable. “What do I do???!!!” I scream to myself. My head is panicking but my feet keep moving. Each step is taking me closer and closer to him and his circle of friends. “Think, Jessica, THINK!” I keep saying in my head. There are less than 20 steps between us now. I want to run away but I can’t. 10 steps. 5 steps. Four. Three steps. Two. One. I arrive in the middle of the circle and BEG God to let me say something witty. I open my mouth and blurt:

“I’m wearing underpants today.”

Silence. Complete, stupid silence. So I nod my head like a maniac, say “Okay!” in a pitch only audible to canines, and run off as fast as I can. Even though I’m sprinting like a thief from the po po, I can still hear the entire group erupt in side splitting laughter. I was HUMILIATED. I told my best friend about the incident and she said “You’ve been imagining this day since the beginning of the year and THAT is what you come up with?!” Lol, I’m such a spaz. And the boy NEVER talked to me again. Lol. 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@jayebaby:  Thank you so much for this.  Lmbo at work. 

That reminds me of my psych class in high school.  We had to do a presentation about a psych experiment, and while I was presenting I could not for the life of me think of the words “test subjects” so throughout the whole thing I refered to my test subjects as “testes.”

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MissBoPeep- Lol, testes 🙂 Excuse me while I giggle 🙂

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@jayebaby:  You and the rest of my class Undecided I can laugh about it now, but god was I mortified when I realized what I had said! 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MissBoPeep:  hahaha thats fantastic! i can completely relate…

 

i was giving a presentation at my first job out of college on a series of articles i wanted to write about wellness and weight loss. i was SOOOOO nervous to be 2 months out of school and pitching a series to my boss, his boss and that guy’s boss but i was sailing through. i literally felt myself getting lighter as i got through each part of my proposal. i was mere moments from being done with the last portion of the presentation: specific questions to ask participants.

i intened to say “we can ask them what methods they have tried to have success.” as i read it, i realized that was a terribly worded and nonsensical question. my brain got all tripped up and caused me to stutter:

“we can ask them what methods they’ve tried to have sex”

i immediately tried to fix myself and started the phrase over, but the panic was taking over and twice more i said “we can ask them what methods they’ve tried to have sex”… on the third try i managed to say “methods they’ve tried and seen success” but it was no use. i had said the word sex 3 times in a room with a group of dudes in their 40s and me… mortifying!!

 

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