It's no contest, really. (You may THINK you are a bigger klutz than I am, but I don't really want to fight about it so please, just acknowledge my greatness in the klutz department and let's move on).
I started honing my klutzy skills as a child, dropped out of the race for a number of middle years and now seem to be perfecting my technique in my decrepitude. I am not bragging about this, you understand, just recognizing and accepting it.
As a child my claim to the title rested on simply falling down a lot, often from standing on my own foot and then trying to pick up the bottom foot to walk, but also tripping over twigs, pebbles or cracks in the pavement. When I grew my great boobs my talents expanded to feats like catching my dress or shirt on the protruding bolts holding the ping pong table net in place, thereby rending asunder my garments with great regularity. Until I learned to allow for the protrusions I hardly owned any clothing which had not been darned or otherwise mended from such encounters, much to my poor Mamma's grief and horror.
Then when I lost 50 lbs. and stopped bumping into so many things the plague went into a state of remission, I guess. I remained somewhat accident prone but things took on a much more sophisticated quality as I learned to use tools .......I think the epitome was reached when I managed to nail my finger to the picture frame I was building........lesson: never hold the piece of wood with your fingers behind the place where you are hitting the nail with the hammer.
It is a small miracle that I survived all those years of using power tools and building stuff while still keeping all fingers and toes and minor limbs attached to my body. God was good to me and my Guardian Angels must have worked overtime. . However, after the past few days I think the plague is returning. I have been behaving like my left foot is attached to my right leg and vice versa. This is beyond klutzy. A few days ago I was trying to put on a stretchy velcro knee brace and pulled so hard to stretch the flap that I pulled my foot off the chair it was resting on thereby knocking over the chair and myself in the process. Only bruises, tenks gott, but very unsettling (no pun intended).
Before continuing I must explain that one of my many weird habits is to keep my purse (very large with 2 carrying straps) on the floor under the dining table where I live for a good part of the day since that is where the laptop resides.) Consequently, I should at all times be very careful to ensure that it is tucked safely under the table without protruding enticingly to tempt disaster. Well, of course, I don't, so there have been many awkward encounters, but none as great as last nite when I rose from my chair to let a cat in or out or fetch some delicacy from the kitchen or something and somehow managed to step into the jaws of the purse which then wrapped it's straps around my leg and anchored me to the floor on the left side. Meanwhile, my right leg was still merrily making it's way to the other room. Both dining chairs went over in this one and I found myself in my old familiar position of shame.....in a shambles and general state of disarray on the floor with several cats peering down at me with puzzled expressions. Careful counting elicited the info that I still had all my body parts attached, no one was bleeding and nothing seemed to be broken, sprained or otherwise mangled. Sigh.
This is obviously very dangerous and must be solved at once.....migawd I could have fallen on a cat and killed it. I had better go into the rubber room to ponder..........I love to solve problems, but this one may not be so easy..............
P.S. On another subject entirely:
To my new follower, Shirley, who made me faint with joy when she said she went back and read every one of my blogs (wow) your comment yesterday has no ID so I do not know how to thank you privately......therefore you must endure this public gratitude and/or embarrassment and humiliation......Thank you!
And, while I am on the subject......., to all my dear followers whose affection and loyalty I appreciate and treasure.........thank you , dear ones from the bottom of my heart....you light up my life!
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