I don’t have a current picture of my closet, but this one shows some of the things I need. See the brown wardrobe to the left of the filing cabinet? OK, first off, I’ll just say it. I did something really, really dumb today. Besides the normal dumb stuff. Never mind why, but I found myself standing on top of that wardrobe. In my current closet configuration, the wardrobe is where the filing cabinet is and there is a dead space back in the corner that wasn’t being used. In a moment, when I wasn’t really doing much thinking at all, I decided to put a rolled up carpet back in that dead space. Apparently at the time, I thought the best way to do this was to stand on top of the wardrobe and pull the carpet up and over. Dumb idea, the carpet got stuck a little and while trying to reposition it, OK, I was yanking on it, I managed to pull myself off balance and fall off of the wardrobe. It all happened kind of in slow motion, and I remember thinking, “OK, so this is how you DIE…..” But I managed to get my feet under me and landed on my feet. I don’t seem to have hurt anything, but if I’m in pain tomorrow morning, I’ll at least know why.
And I’m SO not telling my principal that I got hurt falling off of a wardrobe, from six feet up in the air. We are NOT having that conversation. Fortunately, I probably won’t have to. I mean, that makes teachers who stand on rolling chairs look smart……….