Anyone who's seen my office knows that I work in a tiny labyrinth of bookshelves. This leaves me with limited room to move about, and so today the inevitable happened: I tripped over my stepladder and fell headlong against one of my shelves as well as across a pile of miscellaneous junk. The incident made quite a crash, and I think I may have cried out "Holy crap!" Sylvia thought I'd finally toppled one of my bookshelves - they're stacked pretty precariously.
Fortunately, the structural integrity of the shelves held, and I wasn't buried under an avalanche of books. I escaped with a few cuts and bruises, mostly to my right leg - three oozing flesh wounds. Nice bruise on my left shoulder, too.
Naturally I started laughing uncontrollably almost as soon as I was able to pick myself up. Had a good giggle for a half-hour or so, in between "ouch"es and "yow"s. Wish I had the incident on video!
One of those little webcams costs maybe $25 or so. You could hook it up to a high vantage point on one of your walls. When the most unfortunate thing happens (we hope it doesn't), and if your workstation doesn't get crushed into a diamond under the weight of all of that material, your insurance adjuster should get a good bellylaugh, and maybe the video would make a splash on YouTube.
Aww man. You hurt yourself and I missed it and had nothing to do with it? Argh!! I feel ripped off. Grrr.
I thought this was going to be a post about how you plan to reorganize your office.
As such, I was preparing to ignore all calls from you for the next little while.
Damn! I wish I had seen that. Maybe you could do that again when someone is available to film it.
As entertaining this "incident" was to most of you, when I heard the crash, bang, boom I was horrified as i was sure one of Earl's precariously perched bookshelves fell on him. He came out of his office covered in cuts and bruises. Scary.
This place or Earl is never boring.....
I was at Earl & Sylvia's condo on Friday.
Let it be known to all that Earl HAS NOT MOVED THE STEPLADDER TO A SAFE LOCATION.
It rests in its original spot, just waiting for a chance to cause more calamity...
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