It’s embarrassing, but I’m going to tell you anyway . . .
Today I fell off my chair. It’s been borderline before, and I have actually done it at home before, but this is the first time I have fallen off my chair at work. I bent down to pick some bits up from the floor, felt the chair moving under me and hit the ground. It was reasonably soft, as landings go, and I was fortunate only to catch my head a glancing blow on the boxes behind me. That could have been a lot worse.
If I win the lottery I am going to devote some money to developing an office chair with brakes on the wheels. The wheels are great, and it’s much more comfortable than using a chair with no wheels, but they do have a tendency towards betrayal when you bend over.
Normally I get up and then bend over. Today I didn’t, but at least it was worth 150 words. I’m not sure if it counts as a Senior Moment, or whether I have crossed the line into Danger To Myself. I remember when my grandmother did that. We walked into the kitchen to find she was standing in the sink to change a light bulb. My Mother was so worried by the dangers of falling/electrocution, that she forgot to deliver the normal lecture on locking the front door.
That is probably enough blog for today. I(‘ve been frittering my time away on eBay instead of writing, and that poetry isn’t going to write itself. If you ever want to waste a little time, check out “houseboats” on eBay. Considering that I have trouble sitting in a chair without falling off, a house with a gang plank probably isn’t ideal
I wouldn’t trust myself leaning forward to pick stuff up from any chair
More stuff to look forward to. 🙂
I’ve thought my chair was right there…..yeah…😆
I agree with Laurie, falling at our age is not a good thing! Take good care of yourself, Simon.
I am going to start thinking before I do things. Though I said that last time too, and look what happened . . .
Glad you didn’t hurt yourself! Falling at our age is no small thing.
Fortunately I have the padding to absorb these minor impacts, but the slippery season is coming up soon and that is less fun. I must think more and fall less.
As I was reading this I had a lot of things I wanted to say and similar incidents to relate – – – but I forget what I wanted to say about things that happened to me that are the same as what you said.
I’m glad I’m not the only one. I feel slightly ashamed to admit that my ancestors overcame adversity and privation just so they could breed a man who can’t even master sitting on a chair.
No. It isn’t your fault. Cheers I’m meant to be stationary items they are not meant to be rollerskates for cars or things that move. You are blaming yourself. God never intended for a chair do I have wheels.
Houseboats sound fun.
They sound fun, and there are some really interesting boats about, but I feel it may be something for a younger and more agile man, rather than one who cannot control a typing chair.
You may well be right.