How do you react when you fall in public?

United States
February 26, 2010 1:37am CST
A couple of days ago i was at the mall and as i was riding the esculater somebody infront of me lost there balanced and fell pushing me down the esculater.. i had so many feelings rushing to me at once i wanted to punch the moron in the face for making me fall, cry because many people where laughing and i wished that the ground would eat me alive so i didnt have to be there at the moment. i did notice that when some people fall in public the just laugh ,but i cant seem to do that.. How do you react when you fall or trip in public?
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35 responses
• China
26 Feb 10
Hello there, I think what you had was just an accident.Don't take it too seriously!People like to laugh at the one who falls funnily in public.I don't think that's a bad habit.It just is the normal reaction inside the human.Their laughing means they care about unlucky falled one.So if I fall in the public,I will laugh at myself firstly.
• United States
27 Feb 10
i wish i had your sense of humor, i get embarrased easily so when i fall or spill something in public i just want to cry. i would really like to change that about my self its kind of hard lol..
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• India
27 Feb 10
thank god i have not been in such situations before . since it would be very shameful . but if i am in such a situation i will get up and walk out from place as soon as possible and i will not take up head up until i leave that place . i think there is nothing to laugh when people fall since its just a accident and we should just try to help them instead of laughing . its a poor attitude from the people . i feel sorry for you for being in such a situation dont worry about this and all .
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@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
27 Feb 10
Hi ..I think I will just try to stand up again, check whether any injury , then I will clear the dirt on my body and tidy my clothes,then just walk away.... sometimes I think some people will help us to stand up, then we just say thank you and smile back to them. If they laugh at me instead of helping me, then I also will smile back embarrassing.
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• Philippines
26 Feb 10
Well, once I fell on the stairs in front of a lot of people who were waiting for the bus. Some people helped me stand, and I was blushing like mad, and I wanted to cry, and wanted the earth to just open and swallow me. The guy who helped me whispered something like, It's gonna be okay, don't worry. So I stood up, and just walked again, didn't look at anybody until I was inside the bus, it was only then that I realized that my leg was bleeding and that I had a big gash on it. Hehehehe. It was so embarrassing!
• United States
27 Feb 10
OMG thats horrible im so sorry you fell and cut yourself, i wouldnt know how i would help myself im not street smart so i prob would have stayed on the bus so hopeless bleeding..and i dont like asking people to help me, since people get annoyed easily and are always rushing to work
• Philippines
28 Feb 10
Well, I was with my sister, but she was already on the bus when I fell, good thing she had lots of tissues that I was able to use to stoop the bleeding.
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
26 Feb 10
i feel very uneasy and uncomfortable whenever i feel in public.. there are two types, when u fall like these, i feel very very uncomfortable, until someone give me a hand and lift me up, the later will result in much pain, if the all is severe.. The other fall is unconscious ..when i fall unconscious, i really don't know what happened to me, so i have nothing to do with, until somebody help me to get back to normal..
• United States
27 Feb 10
when i went to Dominican Republic to vist my family memebers, and i got to the airport i started wandering anround and i suddenly fell but i dont remember what happened. all i left that i was floating and somebody pulling me up, then i woke up.. and i opened my eyes my clothes where all wet and my mother had told me i fell inside a huge hole in the floor of the airport that was full of water and it was a wishing well. lol i started crying so much because prob about more than 100 people saw me fall in and blank out.so embarrasing lol
@hofferp (4737)
• United States
26 Feb 10
I was in college and was coming down a flight of steps at the main administration building. I missed a step and went crashing down the entire flight. When I hit bottom, I immediately jumped up and began looking around to see if anyone saw my "graceful" adventure. I wasn't concerned that I might be hurt...I should have been. The steps were concrete and there were plenty of them. All I was concerned about was whether anyone saw and were they laughing...
• United States
27 Feb 10
i think we have a lot in common i never care if im hurt whenever i fall, i care if people around me saw and are laughing and i try to flee the scence as soon as possible. this is too funny i sometimes care too much what other peopple think of me!!
@towongfoo27 (2989)
• United States
26 Feb 10
When I fall in public whether due to my own clumsiness or the carelessness of others, I usually get really mad. One time I was walking with my son and nephew back from the movie theater. We were crossing the hospital lawn, when my foot got into a rabbit hole. I fell pretty hard, and I immediately started cursing as I was just stunned and stupified I didn't see it ahead of time. My son and nephew just stared at me in disbelief, as a slew of obscenities flew from my mouth. I limped the rest of the way home after I hurt my ankle so bad.
• United States
27 Feb 10
omg too twist or break or hurt my ankle because of a fall that terrorises me, i never broke a bone .. so when it comes to me wearing heels i freak out a little, i dont no how to really walk in heels because im 5'7 and i fell like im to tall already so i have been avoiding heels. but i love heels i think there so beautiful i just dont want to break my ankle. and i do curse when i hurt myself i think its just a natural reaction that you cant control and i do work with kids and i have cursed around them because of my clumsiness.. i felt so bad afterwards
@Mike4me (567)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
Well if that would happen to someone while I was there, I would simply help them. I never laughed at people who get to hurt themselves because of stuff that aren't in our control. I don;t understand why people can laugh at people that needs help. I think these people are just to harsh and just don't have anything to do with their lives. I would feel really embarrassed of course, but oh well, accidents happen.
@youless (99532)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Feb 10
It will be quite embarrassing for me to fall in public. I think I will try to stand up as soon as possible and pretend nothing wrong happened:) I love China
• United States
27 Feb 10
lol thats exaclty what i did, i got up really quickly and lefted the shopping mall and walked as fast as i could to the nearset bus stop. i felt like the whole mall saw me fall thats more than enough embarrasment for one day. -__-
• India
26 Feb 10
How many of them among the public is your known acquaintances?If you go deeper into the event you'll see that it's only the absence of the other person who could have taken part with you at the fall event.I'm not joking.It's always good to fall with a group.That's what friends do.When you are kicked,they are there with you to be kicked.So my advise is to take your friends with you whenever you go to some place like a shopping mall.
• United States
27 Feb 10
no!! i was so happy my friends werent there i wouldnt want somebody i know repeating my fall and bringing it up to me much later in life. i would feel to embarrased to even remember i fell lol.
@gelayagui98 (1337)
• Australia
11 Apr 11
Well, If I fall in front of the public, I rise and wave just like Miriam Quiambao did and say...can you do it?
@mythociate (16265)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
30 Dec 10
I recover quick & get back to whatever it was I was doin`
@dorannmwin (36656)
• United States
11 May 10
You've reached the queen of making a fool of herself. I am probably one of the most clumsy people that has ever walked this earth. Now, when I fall in a public place, which has happened to me from time to time, I try to ignore the fact that I've fallen and I go on about myself as if nothing had happened. This is nothing that is any big deal to me. Though I am somewhat embarrassed about what has happened, I go on like it is not a big deal and I think that there is less reaction from the people around me than if I made a deal about it happening.
• Philippines
1 Mar 10
it happened to me once and of course no one laugh at me coz they saw i was hurt and they even want to help. so what i did, i just smile and continue walking like nothing happened even if i already feel pain and so when i got home thats the only time i will cry for pain.
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
1 Mar 10
Here when they see someone fall, the reaction isn't to laugh at first, at least not until the person who fall laughs too. i have fallen in public three times, twice in college, and once at the movie theater while going down the steps - on my birthday! Yes I felt embarrassed but I chose to just laugh it off, so people would not feel awkward and just laugh with me too. The first time I fell at school though, it was a parade and I was surrounded by friends and classmates so only people who knew me saw me. Haha. In the movies, I was with the boyfriend and he was carrying my nephew so he wasn't able to catch me in time to prevent my fall.
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
1 Mar 10
I laugh, it's usually my clumsiness that causes the fall, no sense in getting angry. Now, if someone were to deliberately push me down, then I'd be angry but an accident, especially if no one is harmed, is only worthy of laughter. Laughter gets me through many frustrating times.
@cloud31 (5810)
28 Feb 10
That's quiet embarrassing but i will still be cool i think unless its really a bad fall,if just a simple fall or not really a bad one,I will pretend nothing,stand like nothing happened, lol,like I just stepped on slippery floor,and saying its kinda wet here..lol..then walk away from that area as quickly as ever. Happy Lotting!
@freymind (1351)
• Philippines
28 Feb 10
i had the worst fall when i sprained my ankle when i landed in the gutter. the people around me was like are you okay? are you fine? well some laughed their just evil hahaha... but well we can't do anything about it... i just picked up myself good thing my boyfriend was with me and tried to walk as normal as possible. i ended up not going to work for almost a week because it was so swollen I cannot even walk to go to the bathroom.
@balasri (26549)
• India
28 Feb 10
I do not show any emotions and get up cool as if nothing as happened cheating the stupid onlookers who are ready to laugh.It is my fall and it is my pain in my butt and the morons haven't got any business with it to laugh.Accidents like these do happen.One has to shrug it off and go on.There is nothing to be ashamed of it and the life goes on.
• United States
28 Feb 10
I just recently took a tumble in a gas station parking lot. Well, I guess it was more of a...bam? I went down so fast I hit my head on the pavement. I didn't even know what hit me. In my defense it had just snowed. Nobody laughed, though. The reaction was more ghasps than any thing. Probably because I went down sooo fast and hard. Laughing at some one that fell down an escalator is really mean. Those things are dangerous, and you could have gotten stuck or something! Those people were jerks.