Another Blonde thing not to do hahaha

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48764)
United Kingdom
March 10, 2007 2:06am CST
Ok I love putting up Christmas Decorations. This is what I did 2 years ago and oh it was so clever, as usual for me. I was putting up the Decoration, I am only little so I have to stand on things to reach the Ceilings lol. Well I put all my Pretty Lights on the Wall, I hung the Santa from the Curtain Reils (I had to stand on the Settee to reach that) Then it is time for the Garlands. The Kids are upstairs and I wonder if I should shout my Son but then I think 'No I will do it, he might be taller then me, but I will do it'. I get the Garland out of the Box and decide to start in the Corner where the Computer is. Without thinking I climb on the Chair reach up and wooooops I turn and I fall and I just miss the Computer. I sit on the Floor in Shock and my breathing is bad. My Son comes running down the stairs followed by his Fianccee. I burst into tears. My Son holds me and he says 'Mum you know that chair moves what are you doing. We have Step Ladders and you are suppose to use them not a moving Chair'. So once I calmed down and was able to breathe I got the Step Ladders and carried on, my Son kept coming to check to make sure I would not fall of the Ladders as well. Well I got all the Decorations up and when I take them down I won't use the Chair So do not stand on a Chair that moves like Blondie did here. No I haven't done it since lol. Oh and of course he told Mel what had happened and I got a lecture again, lol.
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26 responses
• New Zealand
10 Mar 07
ouch, that must have hurt. I think that its good you learned your lesson and will use step ladders from now on... they are much safer lol.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Oh I guess they are,lol. I will have to try and dtop living Dangerously before I give a few People a Heart attack lol
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Mar 07
me for one and I am to far away to help what about 5,000 miles?
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 07
Lol sorry I won't do it again Lakota
• Ireland
10 Mar 07
Gabs you are so funny but I am glad you lived to tell the tale. Why didn't you stand on the computer desk like I do. There is so much junk on my desk that it couldn't move with the weight of it - just one of the castors broke off it and it wobbled slightly. As long as you keep posting here I will know you are ok, so don't stop for a while or I will be very worried about you. Whatever will you do next! Lol.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Lololol Ok I will keep posting Alex but could you imagine me living with you hahahaha you would be on the Go all the time hehehe
@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Im glad she gave you a lecture.LOL I love your stories. but your always getting hurt in them.I have a chair like that too. I bet your decorations looked great thou.Now listen blondie no more climbing on chairs that move.LOL Huggers to you.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
hahahaha well Terry that is me like Mel says I am just to clumsy and I do things without thinking lol. And no I have not attempted to climb one since then. I think I am one of these People that always has to learn the Hard way lol.
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@lols189 (4798)
10 Mar 07
oh jeez gabs your very accident prone. well at least you wont be standing on the moving chair again. look after yourself and be careful. take care
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
hahaha Lols I will try not to thats just me lol. I think I have this thing about living Dangerous lol
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@weemam (13389)
10 Mar 07
Gabs that's not just a blond thing lol its a stubborn woman's thing , I do things like that all the time and yes! like you I am told off , We are too impatient to wait for others , My DIL always says " I want it done and I want it done now" lol and she is right ,,Isn't she? xx
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
hahahaha yes that is me lol xxx
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@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
What are you like eh? Can't take you anywhere it seems ;0) Don't worry we've all done things and sometimes you do it without thinking! At least nothing was seriously hurt, well apart from possibly your pride! I'm sure none of us laughed when we read this either, least you can laugh now, but I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Lolol Wolfie no that is true and my Kids will tell you I am clumsy lol But no it was not funny at the time but yes I laugh about it now as I was silly really
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
10 Mar 07
Oh dear Gaby, you poor thing you moved the moving chair to climb on not thinking that it was going to move away and leave you on the floor, I bet you were in shock!! I bet your son kept coming down and making sure you were not going to fall off the ladder or anything else for that matter well that is what your children are supposed to do as they love you so much Gaby, you are so lucky to have such loving children.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Yes I am very lucky, we have always had a close connection and they are great Kids. I am so proud of both of them.
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
Gaby, gaby, gaby I've said it before I'll say it again you are a stubborn, stubborn woman! I'm scared of what you are going to do next! hus honey xxx
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
misspelt hugs!
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Lol I will try to behave now or you all might have me locked up lol, but that was 2 years ago. I know I still haven't changed lol.
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@weemam (13389)
10 Mar 07
lol why doesn't that surprise us xx
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@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
10 Mar 07
oh my ts ts ts lil sis. what are we gonna do with you? lol im glad it wasnt thatbad, you could have broken something. i dont dare to think of that. you have good kids, and they hopefully tell you off sometimes, or better i might do it lol hugsssssssssssssss
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Hahahaha Sis well you know what I am like lol and yes they do tell me of have you spoke to them lol
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@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
10 Mar 07
hehehehehe not telling lol
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
hahaha I didn't think you would lol
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@greengal (4288)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Ohhh Gabs, why are you so accident prone all the time..poor you! Well I'm glad atleast you learn a good lesson every time you goof up..lol Thankfully you weren't hurt in the process!
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Lololol I know there is times I am surpprised my Kids are not grey lol
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Lololol I know there is times I am surpprised my Kids are not grey lol
• United States
17 Mar 07
Hi ya gabs. Are you related to me? I have a lot of those moments. Once I was in the shower and tried to reach a towel, rather than stepping out to get it. Well, my feet slipped out from under me, and I layed on the floor like a crumpled doll. I destroyed my shoulder and needed surgery. You are not alone in this blondie stuff sugar.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
17 Mar 07
Wow Margie you sound worse then me lol at least I have managed to avoid the Hospital so far and I hope I do lol Hope it is ok now crikey that is bad and that must have really hurt to Hugs to you
@villageanne (8555)
• United States
11 Mar 07
LOL Oh my thank goodness you were not hurt. He is right you know. You be careful. (now you have gotten another lecture) lol I do the same thing.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 07
hahahaaha Anne I will be and I won't stand on a turning Chair ever again
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Oh yes I do remember that! you was sore for days after and that was when I told ya to be very carefull and ya still do thing ya aint to do lol when are ya gonnna learn?
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 07
Lololol I know and I remember I was talking to you at the time and you told me of to I will try my Best lol but I think you know me well enough by now lol. I will do my best not to give you anymore Heart attacks Big Hugs and Love to you
@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
11 Mar 07
LOL. You're as bad as I am! I've tried to use one of our chairs that spins around to change a light, and ended up sitting on the table instead cuz it turned at the wrong time. I think we are two peas in a pod! LOL
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 07
hahahaha well I am so glad I am not the only one and yes it sounds like we are lol
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
10 Mar 07
Sounds like you have kids who love and care for you. I hope you don't ever stand on a moving chair anymore. Still be carefull on the step ladder that you don't fall. I hate lectures don't you. Even when the other person is right.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Aww Linda I do and I wish you had to. I wish I could share my Kids with you so you would have that love and care to. Even now I have moved away we are still very close. And yes I hate getting Lectures lol even though I know they are right. Love and big Hugs to you
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@1983tyler (508)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Oh dear Gaby. That's why you bought the step ladder - so that you didn't have to use moving chairs. And you deserved the extra lecture. And now that you've brought it up, you'll have to suffer thru extra lectures from your friends here. lol
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Lol I know well I think I learned my Lesson on that one lol.
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@rainbow (6763)
10 Mar 07
You really are a silly girl sometimes, lol. I have done that too, but not for a while. I tendd to stand on windwoledges when doing the trimmings and curtains etc. In my bedroom Shrek build me some cupboards above the bed with a bottom cupboard each side and shelves inbetween. I stand on the cupboard, hang on the the botton of the top cupboards to reach things stored near the ceiling, luckily I have only fallen on the bed. My other trick to get up there is to stand the dressing table stool on the bed, I have fallena couple of times but the steps dont' reach to the middles, lol. Climbing must be a blonde thing.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Hahahaha yes it must be lol I have stood on all sorts if the Kids knew the half of it they would have locked me up lol.
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@petspets (476)
• Antarctica
10 Mar 07
Doing things on your own. It sounds like me. I glad nothing serious happened. I'm not blonde so I always use non-shaky chairs and my step ladder if needed. If any of my chairs are shaky, I'll tightened the loose screws, or use super glue or wood glue and strong strings to stabilize the chairs. You have good kids. :))).
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Yes Pets I do and I am so proud of them and I love them very much
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@patootie (3593)
10 Mar 07
Awww Gabs .. what were you thinking .. then again don't worry as we ALL do daft thinks now and then .. The main things are that you were okay thank goodness and that you learned 'not to stand on chairs with wheels' from your nasty experience .. I am not supoosed to use step ladders at all .. but I ohh so wanted to clean the outisde of my lounge window .. 'filthy - got to be cleaned' was all that went through my mind .. so I dragged an old pair of kitchen steps to the window .. carefully arringed my legs so I could clamber up a couple of steps .. did all the window I could reach .. carefully clambered back down again and stepped to the side to move the steps across .. only I was still one step off the ground so my foot only found fresh air .. until I crashed over that is .. struggled up 'good leg' gashed and hurting .. hobbled indoors .. and swore never to clean the flippin' windows ever again ... I have since bought a long handled window washer thing .. and let a professional give them a good clean twice a year .. oh yes .. and I threw out the steps so I'd never be so daft as to try and use them again !
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
hehehehe I wasn't thinking that is why I got told of lol. But I am sorry about you falling as you really hurt yourself there I was lucky that I escaped that apart from a sore Bum and back
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@wildguy2 (1349)
• Canada
17 Mar 07
What do you suppose it is about us as humans to do these things? I personally am the same, I could have 3 step ladders in the house, outside or where ever, but that good old chair always seems to work better, why do they make those ladders anyway, they should just sell chairs....lol.... another one I do all the time is using the wrong tools for the wrong things, I have a house full of every kind of tool you can imagine, but I use screwdriver s for chisels, which usually break and I cut myself from, I use knives for screwdrivers, which slip and I again cut myself with, anything makes a good hammer, until it breaks or you realize that it wasn't a good idea to use block of wood as a hammer. Gabs we all do it....your not alone.....
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
17 Mar 07
Hi there Wildguy nice to see you again Hope you are ok And I am so glad to see I am not the only one lol
@wildguy2 (1349)
• Canada
17 Mar 07
Gabs I am doing fine, I do have to go away for another surgery on the 27th of March, they want to slice and dice on me some more.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
17 Mar 07
Oh no well I do hope it all goes well for you and I will be thinking of you Wildguy. Are you still at work? I bet you are loving it lol.