Did you know that people can slip on banana peels in real life, and not just in cartoons? Yes, today it happened to me, I slipped on the proverbial (and unfortunately, literal) banana peel.
I had gotten off of the bus with two other Moms from our neighbourhood and we were all walking in the same direction. We had crossed a field and we were climbing over the snow bank to get to the road. I had found some sure footing, and so I wasn’t worried about slipping on the icy snow as I stepped down. The next thing I knew I was lying on the ground in a heap of humiliation. It was one of those falls where I was caught completely off guard, not a chance of catching myself.
Once I had gotten up and brushed myself off, one of the Moms I was with noticed the banana peel. I had stepped right onto it as I stepped off of the snow bank. Seriously.
Falling as an adult is a lot more shocking than falling as a child. Or have I just forgotten what it is really like? Luckily I wasn’t hurt – just a slightly swollen knee, but I was pretty embarrassed – about the words I let slip in the moment, and about being so undignified in front of some peers who I don’t know very well.
Ah well, these things happen to everyone. Well, maybe not the banana peel part, despite being a pop culture staple, it never really happens, but you know what I’m saying. Now if you excuse me I’m going to go and ice my knee.