It Could Only Happen To Me

18 Nov

I hope you’re ready to laugh.

Yesterday afternoon, I fell into my house. As per my normal craziness, I had four grocery bags on each arm, my purse in my left hand, and my bookbag in my right. I unlocked the door, opened it, and tried to step inside, but my right foot was unable to move.

If you’ve ever taken a spill, you know the feeling that prevails right before you tumble. No-no-no-please-don’t-fall-I’m-falling-please-don’t-let-me-break-anything-oomph. I fell into my house and landed on my right hip.

Peggy_Webber_screamingOther than my scream, there were no other sounds, sounds I would’ve gladly endured, like “Mom! Are you okay?” or even the laughter of my husband. I was in a tangled heap on the floor, and tried to extricate my foot from whatever was holding it captive, but it still wouldn’t budge. At least I hadn’t had a stroke, because my right hand could still wiggle–the same right hand that was pinned beneath me.

I tried to untangle myself from my awkward position, livid that I couldn’t get my foot to cooperate. I couldn’t even see what was hindering it since I was surrounded by all manner of groceries blocking my view. With my left arm, I reached down to take off my shoe, but couldn’t reach it.

Since I couldn’t stand, couldn’t extract my foot, and was thoroughly ticked off, I decided it was time for a 10 second nap. is (2)I just laid there. The cat walked by and meowed, as if to say, “Hey, Stupid.”

I finally disentangled myself from my purse, bookbag, and groceries, then reached down and removed my shoe. How had I fallen, you wonder? The head of a nail was visible at the bottom of the threshold. That blasted nail jumped up and grabbed my shoelace at the mid-tongue section of my sneaker!!!

Thankfully I didn’t break anything, but today my hips feel like I’ve been imitating Elvis. I can barely walk!

I’m so grateful a merry heart is like medicine… Because I could use some! ♦

~ Jericha Kingston


Posted by on November 18, 2016 in Humor, Jericha Kingston, Writing


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6 responses to “It Could Only Happen To Me

  1. screamsandmuses

    November 18, 2016 at 3:03 am

    I came across your post on WordPress Reader, and I started chuckling when I read about your fall – oh no, no don’t get wrong, I’m sorry you fell down – but coincidentally like you, yesterday afternoon I fell down from my skateboard back and butt first to the ground with the same “No-no-no-please-don’t-fall-I’m-falling-please-don’t-let-me-break-anything-oomph”. I feel your pain.

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    • jerichakingston

      November 18, 2016 at 7:50 am

      Oh no! I hope you’re okay. I’ve harmed the same area, though not via skateboard. I was sitting in a lounge chair. I turned the wrong way reaching for a beverage and the chair collapsed beneath me. I fell straight onto my tailbone. That’ll bless ya. Stay safe out there!

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  2. Pegg Thomas

    November 18, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Not just you, Jericha! I’ve done things amazingly similar to this. Thankfully, never with an audience near by. Although it doesn’t really matter, but I just tell the first person I see all about it anyway! Good to laugh – even at one’s self. 🙂

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    • jerichakingston

      November 18, 2016 at 7:52 am

      SO glad my only audience was the cat, Pegg! And glad you can laugh about it too.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. juliedibblewrites

    November 19, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Thank you for your real life humor. My family is in a difficult season, and this was a good reminder to laugh!

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    • jerichakingston

      November 19, 2016 at 8:02 am

      Humor certainly helps us through trying times. It’s nice to know my fall has lifted someone else! I pray for a speedy end to your difficult season and an increase of grace and peace.

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