Friday, March 09, 2007

Door frames are hazardous to your health

I do not recommend walking into door frames. At speed. And if I sound a little discombobulated, it is because I probably have concussion. There I was sailing through a Friday timetable with unusual ease for a change, when I attempted to talk to someone and walk through a door at the same time. I thought women were supposed to be able to multitask. I turned my head in the direction I was walking as I hit the door frame in a specatular fashion. With my head. I am going to look just stunning by tomorrow. Black and blue. Thank heavens for those instant icepack things. I must say, my difficult year 9s were gems, but then that could be because everything was a little blurry at the time, and maybe I missed the bad bits. It is something of a challenge to teach while clutching an ice pack to your head at the same time. And with the mother and father of all headaches.

Personally, I think this is all Morning glory's fault. She told us to think about aging, and I am clearly doing my best to provide a living example of an aging, short sighted, doddery old woman who doesn't look where she is going. Warning! This is what happens when you find out that you are not as young as you think you are. It is just as well I don't have any exotic plans for the weekend requiring me to look glamorous.

One of my friends helpfully suggested that I hang a sign round my neck saying that I am a teacher. Then everyone will assume that I have been banging my head against a brick wall.

It is the weekend. I am now going to go and be weak and feeble. And I will be avoiding all mirrors while I mope.


Katherine said...

It's nothing to do with aging: I walk into things all the time and I'm young enough to be your daughter! Arnica is good for making bruises look less like bruises. I discovered that during my short-lived attempt to learn pole-dancing.


Morning Glory said...

You are hilarious! Are you going to include a picture of the bruise with your post on aging??

Have a wonderful weekend!

Linda said...

I don't mean to laugh (especially when I know you're hurting) but that was so well written Linds. I just have to chuckle. You paint a word picture that's quite vivid.
Have a restful weekend - and keep an eye out for those door frames.

Anonymous said...

Now that was funny about the teacher sign and a brick wall..being a college professor...and today having been the day before spring break week starts...I definitely felt like I was just hitting my head against a brick wall today ;)

Barbara said...

I know all about doors! Got up to go to the bathroom one night, and ran my toe under the door and broke it! Never had such pain. My toe just slid right into the bottom of the door - it was supposed to give and it didn't. :)

Funny note about hanging the sign around your neck.

Penless Thoughts said...

Hope you're feeling better and enjoying your weekend. I loved it about the sign around your neck!! Witty!

Becky said...

Ouch! Found you on the road less traveled so to speak. Not even sure how I got here. A rabbit trail I saw one person describe it as. Just Visiting around and discovered you are a teacher. I teach 3rd grade here in Florida, USA. Good to meet you.

Now, milk this injury for all you can. Chocolate, hot tea, perhaps a long nap or a hot bath. Maybe you should call and order dinner to be delivered. And be careful out there. Walking can be dangerous. :)

Becky said...

Thanks for coming by. And it is the squirrel because it is the only one that is not a pet. It was lost on me for sure. It is one of the practice problems so they do actually tell you the right answer, but not why. My kiddos had to explain to me why. I guess you just have to think like an eight year old. Have a great day.

Susie said...

Oh dear! That sounds painful! Morning Glory has had me thinking about aging too! Looking forward to your thoughts on that, as I find your writing delightful!