They say you fall off a lot on a red wine diet. Off a chair, off a hill, off the stairs…
I had not even imbibed one drop of the fruit of the vine when I fell off my office chair last week.
I have one of those swivel office chairs with wheels, moving around on a hard plastic carpet protector and I had leant sideways to pick up something when the wheels decided they wanted to go AWOL. Loud crash. Minor earthquake (about 2 on the Richter scale). HUGE bruised ego.
Luckily I was alone, but one of my staff members rushed to see what caused the Big Bang. I felt extremely dense and hot with embarrassment, so maybe I’m the creator of a a small new universe. It could also signify the end of the known universe, who knows?
I have a few bruises and new aches and pains, I’m not 26 any more. Nor 46. But I definitely will not claim Injured-on-Duty. I can just imagine filling in a form:
Cause of injury: Falling off an office chair.
With at the bottom of the form:
FOR OFFICE USE
Comments by Health And Safety Officer: While there is no indication that the staff member was intoxicated at the time, it is recommended that the staff member be investigated for drinking on the job.
No ways. Uh-uh.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen…
Do you have any embarrassing falls to share? Maybe I’ll feel better after reading about them!