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Tripped up

Have you ever been walking down the street
in your business slacks and heels
with a snazzy purse on your shoulder
makeup done perfectly, not a hair out of place
striding down the sidewalk with
an emphatic click on each step
when suddenly you trip and nearly fall
and all of the morning commuters look
on with barely concealed amusement?
Speaking of the morning commute, my dad sent me this article. I need one of these.

“After the snooze button is pressed, the clock, which is equipped with padding and a set of wheels, rolls off the table to another part of the room. Each day, the clock finds a new place to hide.

When the alarm sounds again, simply finding Clocky ought to be strenuous enough to prevent even the doziest owner from going back to sleep,” New Scientist magazine said on Tuesday.


3 thoughts on “Tripped up

  1. speaking of tripping – it’s come to my attention lately that probably every, single, individual person on the face of the planet trips and/or falls from time to time. and we often do it in public. ain’t no shame in it. it’s apparently a natural part of the human experience.

    however, try walking out of your house on a somewhat rainy day, wearing flip flops for the first time in the season. and as you hit the second step the lack of traction on the flip flops causes both of your feet to fly out from under you. you land squarely on the sharp edge of the stair. you go inside to examine the damages – which are ugly. but, nothing’s broken. so, you decide to proceed with your day. you walk right outside, in the exact manner as before, with the same flip flops on, and yes, the stairs are still wet. the next thing you know the entire scene replays itself. and you fall in the same position. but, this time you decide not to examine the damages or clean yourself up… you just run to your car, hoping none of your neighbors were looking out their windows.

  2. the real problem which we need to address is gravity.

    on the upside, its 34 orders weaker than the e/m force. however, the situation remains grave indeed.

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