Thought for the day: I'm not clumsy. Things just keep getting in my way.
So, how do you rate on the clumsy-meter? Does the furniture jump out in front of you? The dog and cat get under your feet? Do ladders have a way of wobbling as soon as you climb on them? And dishes jump right out of your hand and commit suicide? Does Lady Luck sometimes have a good laugh at your expense?
(ahem) Me neither.
They knew me well.
But last weekend, when I was painting our living room and hallway, I ALMOST fell off the ladder. But I DIDN'T. Big improvement.
Still, have you ever had one of those days? You know, you start the day by stepping on a slimy hairball in your bare feet. Spill your cup of tea all over your favorite pair of slippers. Stub your toe on the kitchen table ... and spill your second cup of tea. Write out your extensive grocery list, gather your coupons, and then leave both the list and the envelope of coupons sitting on the kitchen table when you head to the store. The darned store has been rearranged, so it takes you twice as long to find everything, or at least everything you can remember from that darned list that's still sitting on your kitchen table. Cash register runs out of paper. Wait for the cashier to fix it. Scanner goes on the fritz. Load everything back into the cart and go to sabotage another line. Succeed. An elephant is standing in the middle of the road, and it takes forever for the police to get traffic moving again. While waiting, you eat all the damned ice cream. (No sense letting it all melt, right?) Traffic finally moves, and you get stuck at the train tracks by the longest train you've ever seen. Six flipping engines.
Okay, I may or may not have made up some of that stuff. Or all of it. Point is, most of us do experience those kinds of days. I mean, some days you're the bug, and some days you're the windshield. But I dare say none of us have experienced some of the stuff in the pictures I'm gonna show you. Talk about bad days!
But first, are you an Elvis fan? Ever see G.I. Blues? There's a song in there called Didja Ever, and it's all about having one of those kinds of days. Here ya go. Before going on to look at the pictures, how about watching this clip of the King singing that song. I can wait.
Done? Nice, huh? Okay, check out these pictures, and let's all thank our lucky stars we aren't as unlucky as THESE poor schnooks.
|and then it hit him ...|
|This isn't gonna be pretty.|
|His day is about to get a lot worse.|
|Gertrude removes the hat, and then Heathcliff swoops in to drop the "bomb."|
|Don't look up! Don't look up!|
|The beans are killing me, man.|
|The only way to "snort coke".|
|Clumsiest toast EVER!|
There. Feeling graceful and lucky now? Good. My work here is done. All of those cool pictures are courtesy of perfectlytimedphotos.com. The next pic, however, is from icanhascheezburgers.com. Both are extremely cool sites.
Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other.