Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Teeter Totter Terror 

Last evening I arrived at school and headed up the stairs to the 5th floor for Wills, Estates and Trusts. I've been taking the stairs at school and work in an effort to add a little exercise to my daily routine wherever I can.

I got stuck behind this very tall, very thin woman wearing 3 inch stiletto-heeled, pointy-toed shoes, attempting to maneuver her way up the stairs while simultaneously attempting to maintain her balance despite wearing an enormous backpack fully laden with what appeared to be about 50 pounds of books and which jutted out from her skinny torso by about 18 inches. As she progressed up each step, she appeared to be waging quite the battle with gravity, given that her own center of gravity was being totally thrown off by her accessories. I feared for her safety, but to be honest, feared more for my own. If she went down backwards, which seemed the most likely scenario, there was no way I was going to avoid the collision.

Fortunately, she departed the stairs at the third floor, so I was able to continue my trek to the fifth floor without fear of imminent harm.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 11:25 AM