Monday, April 23, 2007
The Great Fall of 2007
Wow.... I thought that maybe I had finally broken my curse since I didn't have a "Fall of 2006".
For those who haven't known me that long, I have had a "Great Fall" for each year since the late 90's, ranging from slipping on a wet sidewalk and bringing garbage cans down with me (2000) to balancing precariously on a cable car in SF and ending up doing a very desperate pole dance to regain my balance (2002) to tripping over the railroad tracks and then having the train doors pull off my fingernail in order to try to keep them from closing on me when I was late for work one morning (1999).....
Read the book when I've finally finished it "I'm Not Japanese and Other Short Stories" for the rest of the "Great Falls".
Anyway, for today's mortifying fall....
I FELL OFF MY BIKE THIS MORNING.
IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL ENTRANCE.
RIGHT WHEN ALL THE STUDENTS WERE WALKING BY.
THERE WERE SOME THAT JUST STOOD THERE IN SHOCK.
THE BOYS LAUGHED AND SHOUTED "RO- RII!!!!".
2 GIRLS RAN OVER AND HELPED ME UP.
I SCRATCHED UP MY BEAUTIFUL BRAND NEW (EXPENSIVE) BLACK PATENT SHOES FROM HONG KONG.
I HAD TO GO TO THE SCHOOL NURSE TO GET MY HAND BANDAGED UP AND EXPLAIN MY STORY.
I don't know how fast word will travel around school... (I'm not sure but I have a feeling this is the type of stuff that students will snicker about behind my back, but hopefully this wil be one of those Japanese things where it's so bad that they just don't talk about). It was definitely a "hazukashii" moment.... I may have just negated any "coolness" factors I have strived so hard to attain.
Jason- you were supposed to adjust my bike seat back down to its original level!!!!!!!!!!!!