You know that old saying make sure to tie you shoelace or you’ll fall? Well that old saying is actually pretty dead on accurate.
In early spring 2003 around 7am I was getting ready for school, and on that particular day I was running late for the bus, so as you can imagine I was all over the place trying to get homework, in my backpack, and I was also trying to get dressed at the same time.
I got everything into my bag and had gotten dressed, and was about to head out the door and go sprinting towards the bus stop; which was a few blocks away. I put on my backpack and now the only thing left that I needed to do was put on my shoes.
I slipped them on and walked towards the top of the stairs, and I noticed the my shoelace was untied and I thought I’ll just tie em once I get to the bottom of the stairs, and I did.
As I went to quickly run down the steps I tripped on that dastardly shoelace and for the very first time in my life I did a cart-wheel down the flight of stairs anyway.
In case you haven’t caught on to this from my pervious posts whenever us kids trip or fall not in any serious way that would involve a trip to the ER, but in the sense that we just wind up with maybe a scratch, our mother usually laughs her ass off at us.
On that particular day my mother just happened to be standing at the top of the steps when I did my little cart-wheel move down the flight of steps, and of course once I hit the bottom she’s on the floor laughing at me, and in-between laughs she asks “Are you alright?” I tell that I’m fine and she laughs once again. Then I get up and leave for the bus stop.
Now that I look back on that day I was pretty lucky I didn’t get hurt, or miss the bus, but from that day on I always remember to tie my shoes if their untied especially if I’m anywhere near a flight of stairs.
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