Trip spin off thread: How does everyone deal with it when they trip on a paving slab in full view of the general public?
Or, you know, when you kind of scuff your foot and falter slightly when you’re walking?
I usually express my annoyance via the aid of shoulder shrugging and slapping my hands on my sides and muttering ‘fucksake’ under my breath..I find that that gets rid of some of the embarrassment.
The other day I was walking out of the local shop, when a guy walking towards me to go into the shop, tripped quite badly and did a kind of mid-air correction before his next step – right in front of my very eyes. I still had a few metres before we were out of each other’s line of visibility, so I had to keep a straight face. It’s not that I didn’t want to laugh, because I did....it’s just that I instantly weighed up the pros and cons of laughing and through that if I laughed, I’d have to then socially interact in some way, so that I didn’t feel guilty when I walked off.
Anyway, I know exactly how he felt. I tripped on the exact same paving slab a couple of days before.