Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pride is bad but the the Fall is hilarious

Last night as I was preparing my Sunday School lesson, I was trying really hard to think of a way to break the ice with the class. I always like to start out with something funny- but I just couldn't think of anything. I spent more time on that than actually preparing the lesson.

So today the Lord said, "You want something funny to tell your class? I'll give you something funny."

I was running late for church. It is physically impossible for me to be early to church. I usually get there just as the announcements are being made. I was running a little later than usual this morning so I didn't have a chance to check myself out in the mirror to make sure everything was where it was supposed to be (I have fears of skirts tucked into pantyhose) so as I got out of the car and walked to the door I thought, "I'll just check myself out in the door as I walk in- it's a pretty good mirror." I was also thinking about the sock that was already coming off and bunching in my boot.

Anyway, when I got to the door, I looked up to see my reflection and wasn't looking where I was going. The toe of my boot hit the step and I went flailing forward. I was carrying books and my iPad so I didn't really have arms. I dropped my scriptures- but there wasn't really room to fall forward because the door was there. So I face planted into the glass door (Oh my gosh I'm laughing so hard as I write this I can't even see!) and my arm hit the edge of the bricks.

I popped up and turned around to see who else had seen that. There was a young couple walking towards me- asked if I was OK. Immediately I curtsied and hoped they enjoyed that performance. They said they didn't see it- but they heard it. (which, by the way I would just like to point out that I did not say [or even think] one naughty word [I know, I was shocked too.]) I just laughed and laughed. I was so in shock and I'd banged my forehead and I think I was knocked a little senseless. My arm was scraped up from the bricks and I thought, "no problem, I'm fine- I'll just go sit down." so I walked into sacrament meeting- thinking it was just a scrape.

I sat there for a second- got out my hymn book to sing- and then feeling started to come back into my arm. I looked at the scrape and saw blood running down my arm. So I left during the song and ran to the bathroom. One of the young women in the ward was there and said, "Oh WOW that looks BAD! Are you OK?" I laughed it off and sent her on her way. I cleaned it off and took an extra paper towel back to the chapel with me in case it got drippy again. The looks I got... hahaha even the chorister sitting up on the stand mouthed to me "what happened?"

So when I got to Sunday School and people started noticing before class and gasping in horror and asking what happened- it was my natural ice breaker for my lesson. I had to look no further. I was giggling so hard as I was telling them what happened that I don't even know if they could understand me. I apologized if my thoughts seemed scattered for the lesson because I was pretty sure I had brain damage from hitting my head.

That was the first time I got a good hearty laugh from the people in my ward. Most of the time I say something funny and there are crickets in the background. And just for the curious- yes, I went back later and looked at the door and there is a Bakeshow shaped grease streak sliding down the glass.

 I would say that the only thing that  I hurt was my pride, but now that it's a few hours old, it hurts like CRAZY- but the story is still so funny and the more I re-tell it in my head the more I laugh. There are two morals to the story I guess: pride goeth before the fall; or be careful what you pray for, you just might get it.


Cami said...

Oh my goodness. This was absolutely hilarious! I laughed out loud. It's no wonder we're friends. That ARM! That's ridiculous. Bahahaha!

Beckyboy said...

Sorry you are injured. This story is hilarious! Thanks for making my day a little brighter by sharing your experience.

Amy said...

Yikes but LOL. I can just totally imagine all of this and am feeling so bad but also dying because it is so badly awesome. And you tell it so well m'dear.

Melissa Ann said...

Holy Cow I giggled all the way through this! I absolutely love the picture!