Wednesday, February 24, 2010

~~Help I've Fallen.......~~

I realized that most of my latest posts have been quite depressing so I thought I would tell you all in bloggy land some of the funniest stories from my life. Some about me and my family (sorry, none of you are safe), some about coworkers and some about complete strangers.

First off picture a little lady that is built something like this:

Or this:

By "little" lady I mean her vertical size which was about all of 4 feet 5 inches, if that. Probably around at least twice as round as she was tall. Not that it is bad in any way, I just want you to get a feel for her size.

Then picture her driving a car that looks like this:

Got it??? OK here we go.
Several years ago I got to work one morning and checked in with the switchboard. The lady working at the switchboard asked me to cover it for a minute so she could run out to her car and grab something. I waited about 10 minutes and then started getting worried because I was new and needed to get to my assigned unit. The last thing I wanted was to be labeled as the one who is late. I hung around a few more minutes and still she didn't come back. I hadn't worked here long and didn't know many people so I had no clue who to call so I sat there a while longer and fortunately a security officer came in. I told him what had happened and he told me to sit tight and he would go find her so I could get to work. About 5 minutes later he came back in laughing so hard he couldn't talk. A few seconds later she came in also, looking winded, hair all mussed up and red faced. She cut me off short when I asked if she was OK so I just left and got over to my unit.
Later in the day the security officer came over to talk to me and tell me what had happened now that he could talk and breathe again.
Apparently she had leaned over to get something out of her trunk, standing on her tip toes and fell in! With her size, the lack of length in her legs and the issue of the car being parked on a slight down hill slant, she not only fell in the trunk, she was stuck and couldn't get out.
He said all he could see is the open trunk and two short little chubby legs kicking in the air and her yelling for help. She swore him to secrecy, but it was too good not to share.
What I wouldn't give to have been able to see that for myself, but I guess it would have been asking too much to have him leave her there so I could get a look huh?!?

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