Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Falling down in an escalator that's going up — MidWeek Blues —
First off, that doesn't sound easy, does it? These are long escalators. Here we are looking at approximately the bottom half, perhaps a little more.
Second thing falling down an up escaltor means it's hard to hit bottom to stop falling. We were going up to get out of the London Metro near Karen's home. You can see the posters along the side advertising theatre productions. They are hard to read as a person goes by them pretty fast.
Third, older people should pay attention to what they are doing. The others, Karen, Billy, and Mrs. Jim, had me interested in one advertisement in particular, for a children's play that advertised "Room on the Broom." I could never see it as we would pass by quickly; almost we were past before they could even tell me.
Fourth, for sure don't be taking pictrures while riding. This time there was one across on the going down side. I couldn't find it as I had no idea of what I was looking for. Bright idea! I would take a picture then enlarge it when I got to Karen's. It was supposed to be a cute poster.
Fifth, it really isn't very hard to do. Since the going down side was on my left, I had to turn in that direction. I had my camera pointed over in that direction. That necessitated holding on lightly to the rubber rail with my left hand. Somehow I lost my balance and fell backwards.
Sixth, falling backwards going up an escalator doesn't get a person anywhere very fast. I sort of tumbled in place I was told. Everything I tried to grab hold of to help stand was always whisking along going backwards, down.
Finally I was able to grab and hold again the rubber rail which was moving in my direction, up. A lady who was following me up asked if I was alright when we got up. And Karen, Billy, and Mrs. Jim were concerned as well.
Here is a picture of what my foot looked like the next day. It was very sore and hurt whenever I leaned forward on it.
Most of the pain was centered around my big and next toe. It is still swollen a little now. I fell on July 17.
On the left you can see what it looked like about a week or so later.
No, the fall didn't weld my toes two and three together at the bottom. I am slightly web toed and was from birth.
Moral of the story is
HOLD ON TIGHTLY TO THE RAILINGS OF THE ESCALATORS.
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Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)
I've got a scoop of ice cream on my blue blog - that will make you feel better!
I think your moral is spot on and good advice I intend to keep. :)
Thanks for your comments on my blog about my Haiku. I so appreciate it. I'm going to follow you now and just see what goes on here at Jim's Little Blog.
It's kinda neat having some male blogger friends. Puts a different perspective on things.
Oh, my nephew and his family are down in TX to see Megan graduate from basics (boot camp or whatever it's called) at Lackland!
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