we were having a discussion at my knitting group the other night about all the stupid accidents we've had. & either the folk at my knitting group are an exceedingly clumsy bunch, or it's something that happens to everyone at some point. i'm talking about the times you've fallen over for no reason, or walked into a telephone pole, or (as i once did) tripped over the dog, then the cat, & then the hoover, all in the space of two seconds, before sliding down the door into a crumpled heap on the floor.
& with perfect timing, the very next day after we'd been talking about these kind of things, i had yet another stupid accident yesterday morning on my way to work. my car ran out of screen wash, so i pulled over into a parking bay at the side of the road to refill it. i'd pulled quite far over to make sure that i was well clear of traffic, but the parking bay was banked by a big hedge. & when i went to open the back passenger door to get the extra screen wash & water out of the back seat, my (handknitted!) sweater got caught in the hedge, i lost my balance, and i whacked myself right in the face with the car door! & what's even worse is that although my left cheekbone is now incredibly painful, there's no bruise of any description, so i don't even have anything to show for it.
so to make myself feel like less of a clumsy ass, i'd love to hear some stories of ridiculous accidents from all of you. & just to make us all feel better about the stupid messes we get into, i'll even throw in a fabulous prize from my very own stash:
so, tell me about your most idiotic stupid accident - bonus points if, like me, you've actually really hurt yourself, but have nothing to show for it, so you didn't get any sympathy. i'll keep the contest open until next friday (29th february), & here's how to enter:
if you have a blog, post your story on your blog with a link back to this post, and leave me a comment telling me you've posted your story.
if you don't have a blog, post your story in the comments to this post.
i'm sure we'll get some good laughs out of it, we'll all feel a little less stupid, and one of us will get a gorgeous skein of yarn!!