Thursday, March 13, 2008
If I Fall, You're Comin' Down With Me...
I am SOOOO sick of snow, ice, coldness, etc. here in Rexburg. And today was the worst of it all. Now, I think I have been a pretty good sport this winter dealing with the below zero walks to class in the morning and the unreal piles of snow everywhere you look. I have dealt with the bad roads and the crazy drivers on them. And I will admit I have slipped a few times on the icy sidewalks and still been a good sport. But today tops it all!
I was hurrying off to my 8 am class which is just down the sidewalk from my apartment. I was pretty upset that it was snowing and that I had to pull out my boots again to go to class. And doesn't it always seem like when you are having a good hair day it has to snow and ruin it? Well, I was in a hurry but being extra careful at the same time when I reached what I thought was a clear spot on the sidewalk. BAM! I fall. It really wasn't too bad at this point so I get back up. As I am getting up, I notice a girl walking towards me, talking on her cell phone. I look at her and say, "Be careful, it's really icy!" She then turns to me and very rudely says, "Yeah, I know!" As the words leave her lips, she biffs it. BAM! She falls hard. I should have just walked off, but as she started to cry I decided to do the right thing and help her up. As I make my way to her, all of a sudden BAM! I fall again. This time I hit the cement hard, hitting my butt and my head on the cold surface. It hurt. I start to struggle to my feet because the girl is still crying, but I am seeing stars and trying to get my balance. Right then I notice a third girl, walking down towards us, asking if we are alright. Then BAM! she falls in the same spot as me and the other sobbing student. We eventually all made it up and out of that spot, but needless to say, my head and my rear are quite sore.
Looking back it was probably very funny for other people, but I was not very happy about falling--not just once, but twice in my efforts to help the snotty, sobbing stranger. Why did I decided to come to school here?! Oh well...let's just hope that summer gets here and QUICK!
Posted by Becki R at 4:53 PM