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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by TracksuitsRock, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. TracksuitsRock

    TracksuitsRock Senior Member
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    I'm bored. Does anyone have any good trip and fall stories (does not have to have occurred in a med school related context although a few of those could keep this post from getting moved away)? I don't have any incidents that stand out except I have one pair of sneakers that must be a little too big because I always trip over myself when I'm walking. It's so dumb and embarrassing.

    But any big spills?
     
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  3. Virgil

    Virgil Hi hi!
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    I just love it how people trip or stumble, and then try to play it off. The either act like they're jogging, maybe do a little dance...it's actually pretty pathetic and I've noticed myself do it before.
    I saw this lady at the post-office trip and fall. Suprisingly, it wasn't a funny sight. I actually felt really sorry for her. She looked like one of those old, nice ladies that never did anything to harm anyone...she looked so sad when she fell, too. Wait....what is this....water coming out of my eyes?
     
  4. Virgil

    Virgil Hi hi!
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    Oh yeah, there was this one time when I decided to take a break after studying for 8 hours straight. I go down to the cafe, order a danish, and I decide to take the stairs to get the blood a pumpin'. Well, I'm all the way up to the stairs going to the fifth floor and I'm mesmerized by the voluptuous girl in front of me...I guess I understepped because I was so preoccupied and my foot caught the stair....I trip and my knee goes straight into my danish, and to catch myself I grab on to her legs. You had to see the look on her face, and me stuttering out a meek "excuse me." Plus, I think there were people behind me :O

    Needless to say, I had a great time reflecting on what just happened while eating my squished danish. :D

    Silly, silly premeds. :laugh:
     
  5. isobel

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    oh god, i was walking down the street years ago and this girl was walking toward me at like the other end of the block. she stumbled but didn't fall. i almost laughed (sorry, it's a reflex) but I held back.



    ... until we were passing each other. i felt like such an ass but i couldn't help it.
     
  6. TracksuitsRock

    TracksuitsRock Senior Member
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    HAHAHAHA I love that you had to grab her legs! hahahaha.

    I did just remember that I was at a pizza place last week and a customer (guy probably around 16 or so) was talking to the girl behind the counter and walked swiftly into a mirror. She DIED laughing and I tried to stifle it since I didnt want to be the b!tchy stranger who laughed. But he did say he at first thought he had walked into another person...those reflections can be tricky...
     
  7. TracksuitsRock

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    HAHAHHA it would be hard to stifle laughter for that long!!
     
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    Back in high school, I was running into my house and there was this curve I had to turn before entering and i slipped and fell on my face! I broke my two front teeth and had a fatty bloody lip. And this was one week before my prom!! :( Good thing i was by myself and no one saw me, except for the dentist that i went to right away :p
     
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    chandelantern MSI at Mayo in August!
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    I have enough falling stories to entertain for a few hours...take rollarblades and salsa for example:

    My husband and I enjoy rollarblading, and frequently rollarblade down to a shopping location to get a bite to eat. Well, I had forgotten shoes to change into, but we went in the Mexican restaurant to order anyway. It's one of those you order, then take a seat and they bring you your food. Well, I went to get salsa at the salsa bar, carrying 2 cups of salsa (without lids) I slipped on the tile, but didn't want to catch myself and drop the salsa, so I fell (hard) on my a$$ and the salsa still went flying all over me and the floor. Then, as I was trying to get up from a slippery tile floor in rollarblades I grabbed onto the table next to me and knocked it over! Haha...we stayed outside with rollarblades after that!
     
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    At my high school, we had a separate awards ceremony a week before graduation to help shorten graduation itself. Basically, all of the awards and scholarships you win are announced and you go up on the stage to accept them. We had to wear our caps and gowns, and the girls' gowns were white. So, I ran out to a store that afternoon and bought new white shoes to wear with my gown, but I hadn't scuffed the bottoms or anything to make them less slippery. Well, I was walking down the steps of the stage after accepting one of my awards, and my feet flew out from under me. I landed, hard, on my butt at the bottom of the stairs, in a dress, directly in front of the videocamera taping the event. The whole room got dead-quiet. I slowly stood up, put a big grin on my face, and took a bow. The whole place erupted in cheers, and my family started ringing the bells they'd brought to cheer me on. I have never lived that down (my family and friends still laugh about it), but I'm glad I didn't get all flustered because then it would have been sad instead of funny.
     
  11. Its_MurDAH

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    haha that is a cute story...made me chuckle
     
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    I am famous for falling off my bike - one time I took a little shortcut through some grass, and then when I was back on the path I noticed there was a little grass caught on my brake. So I am all taking my time pulling the grass out while cycling along and BANG hit this stupid lump of concrete that was there for no reason. The worst bit was that I landed on my nose, so instead of looking cool and dangerous, I looked like a clown. Other times I have either told myself to race the bus or train (to try and prove that cycling is faster), and have always ended up in grief either going the wrong way up a one-way street and have to fall off to avoid hitting a car or by deciding that the car will stop in time (it didn't). Actually that last one wasn't as funny after my head hit the curb (still don't wear a helmet).
    What makes it the worst for me is when people ask if I am OK. I am invariably in need of some help, blood pouring out of various wounds, but I ALWAYS reflexively say "Oh yeah, I'm fine" like this kind of stuff happens all the time (actually, it does almost). I would take laughing every time. Do I LOOK OK - you fool!
     
  13. Turkeyman

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    You guys should come to my training sessions, so many bad crashes =]

    ...Like the time I fell into a wooden table, rolled over it, and into the mirror behind it(most martial arts studios have huge mirrors lining the walls). AAAH!
     
  14. kimmcauliffe

    kimmcauliffe Surfer Chum
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    I grew up on the east coast and midwest, so for the first 22 years of my life I spent it on my butt sliding to my destinations. :thumbup:
     
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    One day in my library, out of nowhere, they decided to put a glass door and entryway, inside an already existing entry way- so basically they filled a large doorframe with glass (I guess to keep it quieter). But for the first day, they just had a sheet of glass with an empty space for the door, where there had been no glass before. I sat there for about an hour watching people go right into it, one after the other. Eventually it got so marked up with people's face prints, people stopped walking into it. It was maybe the best hour of my life.
     
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    :laugh: OMG I would have died laughing. That is hilarious! They should really put a sign or something up if you are going to put a glass door up like that.
     
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    HaHaHa- These are great. :laugh:

    I was on my college campus shuttle to go to a graduation ceremony, and every single seat on the little bus was taken. I was the only one standing in the aisle. I was holding onto the bar with dear life in high heals. Sure enough, the driver accelerates very quickly, and I lose my balance. Not only do I fall, but I fall on this old man's lap. I try to get up while simultaneously apologizing, but the shuttle is going up a hill and the force is too much. I am stuck on this random man's lap apologizing while trying to get off of him. A good 10 seconds goes by, and I am still struggling. Too funny. I probably looked like a fish out of water. I finally push myself off of him. Everyone's laughing and another old man says to me, "You can fall on my lap any time!!!" I turned bright red and still laugh at that spill. :oops:
     
  18. TracksuitsRock

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    In the same vein as watching people collide into the glass door...

    This past summer my sister, her boyfriend and I were all at the beach. They were in the water and I was walking down the beach to join them. Her boyfriend yells "Come on, run in!" So I break into a run and feel like Baywatch or something. I enter the water, keep running, am up to mid-calf and

    BOOF

    My feet slip out into a one and a half foot DROPOFF not 10 yards from shore. Of course my sister and her boyfriend are hysterical. We spend the next hour watching other unsuspecting souls fall into the water.

    This one guy, who had already been in the water, is sauntering back in and calls to his friends behind him "Watch out guys, there's like a foot and a half dropoff in here!" Not one second after he says that


    BOOF

    He goes flying into the water. I COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING.

    It's so not funny written down here, but to this day it comes up every time the three of us are together.
     
  19. All repliers,

    LMAO. You guys are awesome.

    I think my favorite fall involved some friends of mine in highschool.

    So my friend Lauren was walking *dangerously close to the wall* about 15-20ft ahead of me, and had her head turned to the side looking back at and chatting with me. You know when you see something bad about to happen, but you freeze and can't say anything? That's what I did. Because Lauren wasn't looking where she was going, but rather at me, all she saw was my mouth go agape and my eyes bulge out of my head. She's still walking at this point mind you. I saw the door swing out- don't ask why, but the door swung open as someone was leaving that class. Lauren walked right into it. As it happens, my other friend Erin was walking down the hall in the same direction and as Lauren struck the door it swung out even further and knocked Erin over too. AHAHAHAA! I fell over laughing when Erin started screaming "Why me?" The WHOLE chemistry class inside during this came out to see what was happenng. Erin and I were still on the ground laughing but Lauren booked it! LOL :laugh:
     
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    Well, I guess I should admit my funny fall. I was at my great aunts house, and she has a glass door leading out to the patio (guess where this is going). We were having a BBQ outside, and I was going in to make a salad. I shut the door behind me so the cat wouldn't get out. Made the salad, and I'm walking to go back to the patio. Only, silly me, saw my mom waving to me, and I kept walking. Right into hte glass door. I even managed to put a tiny crack in it. Had a huge black and blue on my forehead. But we all got a good laugh out of it.

    Ever since, my great aunt puts stickers on it so I don't do it again.
     
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    A couple of years ago I was walking down 5th avenue. I was wearing heels and a skirt (unfortunately). MY left leg twisted and I fell on my ass. The worst part, as I was falling my legs shoot up in the air and there I was laying in the middle of 5th avenue in the missionary position. Needless to say, all of the men that were walking by ran to help me. As they got me up I couldn't feel my left foot and got really scared that I broke it, but after several minutes I was fine, although a bit embarassed for exposing myself.
     
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    Funny story! Now, Freud would say that you fell on purpose, subconsciously.
     
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    the key to a smooth transition when you're just walking along the sidewalk and trip, is simply to keep walking, but look down, and back, with an annoyed look on your face. just focus on some imagined obstacle that "tripped you up". lol
     
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    Y'all are hilarious! :laugh: :laugh:
     

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