Monday, August 17, 2009

Laughing At Yourself

Good Morning All!

Ever walked into a doorway? Perhaps a tree trunk? Maybe you strolled right smack into a telephone pole?

I'm a klutz. Yes, I admitted it! I've walked right into doorways, walls, a tree trunk, edges of tables, and other furniture. I slammed my toe into the edge of my bed (very painful, by the way). My best friend, Sarah kept me from walking into a telephone pole our senior year of high school.

So can you laugh about it? Or are you too embarrassed? I get it. It is embarrassing to be that klutzy. You want to be taken seriously. You want people to see you as this professional writer (or whatever you do). Yet, you can't help it; you're just not light on your feet. (P.S. I did take ballet...apparently it didn't make me any less clumsy LOL).

If you're a woman you walk down the hallway wearing heels. Confident, because you've walked in heels before without a mishap. Then it happens. Your foot turns the wrong way, and you almost land on your face. You glance around quickly to make sure nobody noticed. Straightening your skirt, you pull your shoulders back and think "That didn't really happen. I didn't stumble. I'm capable of remaining upright. After all, these aren't stilletoes, they're just regular 2 inch heels. I ought to be able to handle them. I mean, models walk in really high heels without falling, why can't I manage this?" So you go forward vowing not to tell anyone about your little misadventure. Sound familair? For me, yes; read on:

Walking to Church one day some time ago, I was wearing a pair of heels, and I was confident that I could handle it. After all, I've worn these before. Then it happened. My foot twisted oddly, pain shot up my leg and I tripped right there in the parking lot. Luckily I didn't fall, and just kept walking pretending nothing happened.

Why am I writing this? I don't know. It just occurred to me that sometimes we all stumble, trip, and basically end up looking less than graceful. And sometimes we have to laugh about it, or we'll turn bright red from embarrassment.

So, have you had klutzy clumsy moments? Are you able to laugh about them?

Have A Marvelous Monday!


Regina Milton said...

I'm a super tripper some times. My coordination is generally better when I stretch, exercise regularly and eat well. Even then, my foot-eye coordination is not always 100% accurate.

bethanyintexas said...


I think I've even tripped over my own two feet before!

Stephanie Faris said...

The ability to laugh at yourself is a very impressive trait. I do klutzy things too at times, usually because I'm rushed and stressed and need to slow down! But I've learned to laugh right along with everyone at it! Oh yeah...and blame it on the blond hair. That always helps.

bethanyintexas said...


I can't blame blonde hair...mine's brown (although it had blonde streaks in it when I was a kid from spending so much time out in the sun). I don't really have a picture of me on this computer, so I haven't loaded one up. Y'all will just have to picture big brown eyes, shoulder length thick brown hair, and a goofy sense of humor.