Sunday, February 17, 2013

In Which I Accidentally Look Like Thor

I fell down at work today and totally struck a Thor pose:

Here's how it happened.

I'm on the tech team in the Guest Research department, which entails computer repair.  I was carrying three of our F5 tablets that needed some work, thus rendering the floor invisible to my eyes.

So when I rounded a tight corner I didn't see the bulky bag someone had set down on the floor.

I briefly became airborne before my Spidey-senses kicked in and I landed solidly like so:

The noise was so loud people from the opposite side of the office came rushing to see whether I was still alive.

I was more embarrassed than hurt, and quite frankly very pleased that I had managed to not break a bone or computer.

Let me explain how I managed this.

When my right foot caught on the bag there was too much momentum from carrying the F5 tablets and I immediately knew I was going down.  So I launched myself in the air with my left foot.  Using this time in the air, I brought my right leg up and over the bag and in front of me.  At the same time, I transferred the F5 tablets to under my right arm and braced myself against the ground with my left.  And to top it all off, the sound I made when I hit the ground can only be described as thunderous.

All of this happened very quickly, within a matter of milliseconds, so it wasn't until later that I realized how accidentally cool I was.  I concluded that I have the makings of a superhero, those F5 tablets could have just as easily been a baby.

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