How would you feel if you slipped on the floor?

Bunny slipped on the floor a while ago! - Bunny was cleaning the kitchen a while ago and accidentally slipped on the floor. Instead of getting mad, she gamely laughed at everyone in the house.
@charms88 (7543)
Philippines
June 6, 2007 10:28am CST
I was cleaning the kitchen counter a while ago when I accidentally stepped on a wet surface. I found myself literally sitting on the floor. Instead of helping me, everyone in the house gave a thunderous laughter. I gamely laughed with them. After all, it was my own carelessness that caused me to slip on the floor. Slipping on the floor in public places is a different matter though. I will still try to rise gracefully, composed myself and pretended that nothing amiss happened. However, deep inside, I will be mortified and wished to glare at any strangers who dared to laugh at me. What would be your reaction when your slipped on the floor? Would you laughed at yourself and go on like its nothing? Would you be embarrassed? Do you dared to laugh at stranger who slipped on the floor? When was the last time you slipped on the floor? Do share your thoughts.
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@tmlnmr (1850)
• Canada
6 Jun 07
That would all depend if I am hurt or not. If I wasn't hurt I would probably make a comment like "Oh that was graceful" and laugh it off. If I am hurt I don't pretend I am not. As for doing it in public I don't think I have ever done that except during the winter on an icy parking lot and I was really hurt then. It took the wind out of me I had to sit there for a bid until I could breathe again then I immediately went to the chiropractor for an adjustment. I was too hurt to be embarassed about it.
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Oh, I hope your spinal cord is back in good shape again. From what I can understand, chiropractor can adjust spinal mobility along with a little massage and stretching to relax the muscles that are shortened or in spasms. Sorry to hear about the bad fall.
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@tmlnmr (1850)
• Canada
7 Jun 07
Oh ya I am good now. Thanks for your concern.
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@Kythe42 (1412)
• United States
6 Jun 07
At home I am not embarrassed and it's easy to laugh at myself because I'm surrounded by people who care about me. It is much more embarrassing in public though. Once in a college class, I had dropped my pencil and as I was reaching to pick it up, my whole deck fell over and all of my books and papers fell onto the floor along with me. Most of my classmates looked concerned and asked if I was ok, but there was this one girl that laughed at me and made fun of me about it for awhile after that. I don't mind when my friends and family laugh at me, but this girl was neither and she was just doing it to be mean. I'm glad I don't have to see her every again. ~Kythe42 http://lemurianphoenix.blogspot.com
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Awww kythe. I hope you're not hurt by the incident. I would be upset when someone laughed at me too. It was nothing funny and my ego certainly will be bruised that day too.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
6 Jun 07
I feel embarrassed lol but I will laugh with the Kids As you know I am accident Prone as it is lol As for laughing at a Stranger I would make sure first if they are ok and if they are I would walk away laughing lol I would not laugh in front of the Person
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
LOL, dearie. You better take care of yourself. I can't count the number of times I read about some of your hilarious accident prone antics.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
7 Jun 07
Lol I know but I have been good over the last couple of weeks I am surprised at myself actually lol
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
12 Jun 07
Nahhh...you're still normal, LOL!
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I am sorry you fell, I know how mortifying it can be. So, I laugh at no one. Picture this Bunny. A wet monkey just gets out of the shower in her trailer home. (we lived there in our early years of parenthood) I just had a baby and was still quite hefty. The floor was rotting and my husband swore to fix it. Well the gorilla hears a loud bang and a scream. He comes running into the bathroom and finds a monkey stuck, naked and wet halfway through the bathroom floor !! He starts laughing hysterically before getting the poor monkey out of the floor !! I can look back now and chuckle, but at the time, this was one angry monkey !!
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Ha, ha, ha...I bet the gorilla was laughing maniacally and louder than your scream. You should poked his head and banned him from eating bananas for a year, LOL. This bunny was not hurt really. My hide is still cute and intact. The creatures here in my house love the little antics I showed them.
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• United States
7 Jun 07
glad to hear your little bunny behind is in tact !! Yes the Gorilla was almost in tears from laughing so hard !!
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• United States
1 Jul 07
thank you for the BR my dear bunny... :)
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• United States
6 Jun 07
I slipped on the floor last year. I was embarrassed but I recovered quickly for the fall. I laughed at myself and I didn't mind other people laughing at me. Everyone has fallen down at some point in their life.
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@maryannemax (12172)
• Sweden
6 Jun 07
i, too just get up and get on with what i am doing. but if it's too painful, i don't get up at once. instead, i just stay there and wait until someone helps me up. there are always nice people around ready to give a hand. i don't mind being stared or laughed at... just like what you said candy, every has slipped at some point in their lives.
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Like what razcal above mentioned, laughing is almost always an automatic reflex reaction. Either you take the slipped incident lightly or too seriously, it is better to move on like its part of our everyday lives.
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@anonymili (3138)
6 Jun 07
Woman falling over - What do you do when someone falls over in the street like this woman? Would you rush to help them or burst out laughing?
In my last job, I used to go around telling all the clients (long term unemployed people who attended our centre to get help with job searching) not to bounce on the back legs of the chairs as it was dangerous and they might fall backwards. Not long before I left that job, the staff were in a meeting at the end of the working day and for some strange reason I started bouncing on the back two legs of my chair and what happened? I fell of the chair. Everyone was stunned into silence and came running to help me, but there was me in absolute hysterics. I couldn't stop laughing and everyone was so concerned and kept asking if I was ok or if I was hurt, I just kept repeating "Only my pride is hurt, not me!" but I had to eventually leave the room to drink water to stop myself laughing. It just made me laugh that I was so concerned about everyone else being safe that I forgot to be safe myself DOHHHHHHH! When someone falls in the street, if I'm anywhere near, I rush to help them. I've seen people start laughing when someone falls over which is quite mean, and I have to admit that I've felt like laughing on a few occasions but have never done so; it's mortally embarrassing enough as it is when you fall over in public without other people laughing at you. I would hate it if I fell over and people laughed at me. Treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, as they say:)
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Oh anonymili, I don't know whether to cry or to laugh. You were in a state of shock and couldn't control yourself from laughing. I was thinking sometimes we need to laugh off this kind of incident as it can help cover our humiliation. Its the mortification that's more painful then the actual hurt we felt whenever we slipped or fell down. Thanks for the great laugh, LOL! I'm sorry that it has happened to you though.
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
6 Jun 07
I think I've done numerous embarassing things in public but not slipping on the floor yet. But in all those cases I just walked away, regardless people laughed at me or not. It's impossible to avoid being a clown sometimes, but what I do is that I will laugh at others when it's the time they are the clowns. This sounds fair to me.
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
LOL, so you have this hidden streak of avenging your pride, eh. I guess we all need to laugh off everything and be grateful that we're not hurt.
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@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
6 Jun 07
I have slipped on the floor in the past but have never fell over because of it, one friend of mine wasn't so lucky we were out walking once and he suddenly slid and fell into the mud, I was killing myself with laughter, not very nice I know but I just couldn't stop laughing, he was not best pleased, and ever since he drops sly digs at me for laughing at his expense guess he's waiting for it to happen to me so he can get his revenge!
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
I know what you mean. My best friend once slipped on the side walk and I can't control myself. I kept laughing and helping her at the same time. Its a good thing she was a good sport. You better be careful with your friend, LOL!
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• Singapore
6 Jun 07
Laughing is an automatic response, not necessarily with malice. When you slip on the floor, naturally you will try to get yourself back onto your feet - provided you did not get hurt. Then you move on. No one likes to slip but it is not really any big deal.
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
You mean if you saw baby bunny slipped on the floor, you will laugh and deemed it as no big deal.
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@tmlnmr (1850)
• Canada
7 Jun 07
I can honestly say my hubby wasn't laughing when I hit the ice. The look on his face and the elderly couple that was walking into the lot was enough to almost make me laugh.
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
LOL, its better to laugh off our slipped incident just so to ease whatever is hurting us. I'm thankful I didn't have any bruise to remind me of my little antic.
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• India
7 Jun 07
First of all, I'm a little bit surprised that you're more concerned about what others are thinking about your callousness after your fall rather than worry if you've sprained your ankle! I was once crossing a road at a run while going to my erstwhile school. Just when I was about to reach the safety of the pavement on the opposite side, my feet stumbled upon some undulation and I fell headfirst on the road. All the coins in my pocket came spilling out. You can probably guess what a scene I must have created. Fortunately, there were not many people on the road as it was early morning. But a lady was walking by and she uttered a cry of horror "Oh my God!". But I didn't care. My first priority was to get out of the way of the speeding cars (otherwise I'd not have been here to tell the tale to you), then I had to collect my scattered coins. But yes, after all this, I just wiped the whole thing out of my mind and went along casually, thinking about the things I was thinking about before I fell. The fall had just been a momentary disruption, that's all. Another time, I was going to enter the bathroom (the location of most spectacular falls!), and I had set but just one foot in it, when,.........I slipped; and fell with both legs outstretched. I just couldn't find anything to break my fall. But really, I just couldn't help wondering that none of my body parts seemed to have suffered an injury. I simply got up and walked away. I was so very thankful of my good luck that I didn't spare a thought of what others are thinking about me. That's it. Let's see what you've got to say on this one.
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• India
10 Jun 07
Lol, charms. I am then some sort of a Tom Cruise, what do you say? Pity there weren't any film directors in the scene, otherwise I'd have been on the silver screen by now.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Some time ago I was shopping in one of our local grocery stores when I slipped and fell. I was in the isle alone but having RH i couldn't get up by my self. My grandson was with me but he was in another isle so I had to call for him to help me up. Some one had sprayed some air freshener on the floor and made it slippery. I felt so silly. I called some one from management to come to clean it up before someone else slipped and fell and really hurt themselves. I was more bothered by having to have someone help me up then by the fall.
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Oh, I'm sorry to hear about your slipped incident, deebomb. Its not really funny to be in your situation especially you have RH. I hope you didn't get hurt by that incident.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I wasn't hurt just annoyed at not being able to get up by myself. Thannk you for your concern.
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@jc_star10 (954)
• Indonesia
7 Jun 07
When I slipped on the floor, especially in front of many people. I will feel embarassed, but we need to get it done..LOL. I will stand up right away, and laugh at myself. I will try to hide my embarassement by laughing or maybe walk away. The last time i was slipped and fall down to the floor, is about 4 months ago. It was at the parking lot. I don't know why I slipped that parking lot, all I can remember there was a tiny plastic there and I slipped. My friends laughed at me, and I laughed with them too. But my face soo red like a tomato..LOL.
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Like what all the posters are saying, just laugh it off and we will feel better afterward.
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• United States
7 Jun 07
I'm glad you weren't hurt. I don't think I would be able to help myself if I slipped like that-I would be laughing so hard it would take me a while to get up. I would try not to laugh if a stranger fell; but I can't make any promises. The last time I slipped wasn't on a wet floor-but it was rather comical. I was taking garbage out and the dumpster was in front of my apartment. The sidewalk in front of my apartment was icy. I had a garbage bag in each hand, and, as soon as I stepped onto the sidewalk, I went skating toward the dumpster. I crashed into the dumpster, bags and all. And, I looked up just in time to see one of my neighbors cackling in the window. I had to laugh at myself too. I bet Katarina Witt never did that routine! LOL
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Oh my, it must hurt terribly. Its a good thing you were able to carry it with grace and style, LOL!
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@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
7 Jun 07
:) to be honest even in a public place and as long as I didn't really hurt , I tend to laugh at myself too :) I might be a bit embarrassed but I still find it funny, and I don't think I would be too upset if someone at least smiled LOL True people usually don't. It's our family that tends to feel confident enough to get away with it :) The last time I slipped was during this winter. I was walking our dog tazz and slipped on the ice. 3 times!!! LOL Every time I tried to get up I would slip again hehehe
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Its understandable knowing the street are slippery. Its a good thing I don't need to deal with a slippery road, LOL! We don't have winter season here.
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I would feel so embarrassed if I slipped on the floor and someone seen me even if I got hurt in the process. I probably would have been so mad if someone stood there and luaghed at me instead of asking me if I was okay first. I have laughed at myself before like it wasn't anything to save myself from embarrassment. I haven't fallen in a while, thank God. I would never laugh at someone else who fell until I asked them if they are okay first, but i would try to hold the laughter if it wasn't funny to them.
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Its a natural reaction to feel embarrassed and be mad at anyone laughing at us. I'm fortunate that I slipped inside my house instead of outside.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Hello Charms, I'm sorry to hear that you landed on your keester. I hope that you didn't injur yourself. I haven't had a slip & fall in years. The last was after an ice storm. I slipped on the sidewalk of a local shopping center. I wasn't embarassed, because people slip and fall all the time. If they didn't I think the chiropractors would go out of business. What did I do? I got up wobbly-legged, like a newborn horse, because the ice was so slippery, and limped back to my office to call my chiropractor. I think the reaction to laugh comes from the fact that we can all relate to that exact type of moment. Who hasn't ever slipped? Although, I think that I would have turned the joke back around on my family by playin' 'possom', pretending to be knocked out or something, just to send the valuable message that it's not very nice to 'bust a gut' until after it's determined that the person isn't seriously injured. Then we could all share in a hearty belly-laugh, and learn a lesson at the same time.
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Is chiropractor popular in your area? I think its not yet well known here and heard that they charged a high fee for each session.
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• India
6 Jun 07
well..actually i have thought a lot about this situation....once i fell in my home..everyone was laughing..n i really enjoyed that fall..that makes my loved one laugh...and once in college i fell as i slipped off something on path...i acted as if i enjoyed tht fall..i quickly raised n it looked like it doesnt matter to me that i fell...
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@psudera (90)
• India
6 Jun 07
it sure would be embarassing if you slipped in a public place. at home, though you don't care much about who's around, but yeah it would be sad of course if you're hurt and people laugh instead of trying to help. if i slip on the floor at a public place, sure i'd be wishing desprately inside no one ever took notice of me. and even if i'd be real hurt, i'd try hide the pain and get off the place as quickly as i can. and yeah, i try not to laugh at others when they slip.
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@GardenGerty (98163)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Are you kidding, this is the USA, I will go fill out an accident report form, so that if I can prove I am injured, I can sue the store for not having its floors safe. I will probably laugh at myself, though, and say something about being clumsy. There will be lots of people who know me, so I will not be able to hide my face or pretend like it did not happen. If I were to see someone else fall, I would hurry over to try to see if the fallen person needed any help or if they were hurt. I do not remember the last time I fell in public. Must have been a long time ago.
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
LOL, gerty. You misread my thread. I slipped inside my very own house. I'm thankful it didn't happen outside. I can't help but laugh at my silliness last night.
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@GardenGerty (98163)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I read it, just did not answer as completely as I should cause I ran off on my own little tangent. If I fall at home, I try to keep it a secret, as hubby is worried I will hurt myself. When I was a kid I was the same way. I am not as likely to slip on something, as I am to fall off of something I have climbed on.LOL Hubby tends to slip on the back or front steps when it is rainy or snowy. I have to watch out for him, but I only laugh if he does.
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
12 Jun 07
It is better to laugh at our little antic. It helps to minimize whatever pain we are feeling. "grin"
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
9 Jun 07
Poor bunny... you did not use your paws to balance yourself? I would not be able to laugh if I slipped on the floor. I will cry if Mommy is around. It's pain pain, you know :P If it is at a public place, I would be embarrasesed and try to get up immediately unless I am hurt. There is nothing to laugh at a stranger who slipped as it is no fun. The person could be hurt and it would not be too good to be happy at other's expense. However, I will try not to slip in public. I wear shoes with suction pads.
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
I happened to finish filing my sharp nails when I decided to be a clown. :P You, bighead? crying out for mommy? So you like to be safe even on the road. I better get those suction pads too. :p
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
10 Jun 07
Sure I have to, otherwise I might roll non-stop and end up having concussion. lol.
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