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!

9 comments:

erin said...

i'm sorry your bum hurts. but that's a hilarious story.

Diane said...

OH my Becky...what a story..it made me laugh so much. I hope your head and bum are doing better.

Kelly said...

I'm glad that you wrote at the end, Looking back it was prob very funny for other people..... because I was laughing the whole time!! I'm sorry you got hurt!

The I.F. Rawlins said...

I'm so sorry that you fell, but I am so impressed that you helped the snotty girl. Brownie points to you!

Carlos and Janese said...

hehe, I biffed it once at USU pretty hard, but so far no falling at the Y. It has been an AWFUL winter! I've pretty much been sick the whole time. Your story of the day sure made me laugh though, what else can you do when something like that happens?

Kurt & Kristy said...

LOL! Im sure you're not laughing with the rest of us but that is so funny! What a snotty girl! Good for you for helping her though! You are a better person than me!! Love ya! Hope you'll feel ok!

Kayla said...

That is funny! Sorry everyone else told you that too, but it's true!!! YOu came up to school here because you thought that your old friend from high school would be cooler and hang out with you more. Sorry I suck!!! :)

erin said...

mom, i'm glad you got a lot of comments about your embarassing / painful moment. hahahaha.

Kate said...

ok. Funny story! I had to laugh. But just know that I fell more times then I can count while I was at Ricks! And it does hurt. It's also way better when you have a friend there with you, so you're not so embarrassed! and way to go helping the snotty girl! I would have just walked off and whispered something under my breath like "told you so", you're a better person then I am!

And... thanks so much for watching Charlie for us tonight! It was the best birthday gift ever! He loves you!