So you know those epic fall montage videos on youtube that are just too funny? Well that was my life this morning and I am not even kidding.
So this morning I am running late for my 9:00 class. Usually it takes me about 20 minutes to walk to class. Today it took me 40 minutes. Lets just say the weather conditions were less than desirable. As I walk outside this morning I think to myself "Oh look! It's raining! That means that the snow will melt and today will be above freezing!" For the past three weeks I have experienced no temperatures above freezing. Actually the temp hasn't really even gone above 20 degrees for that matter. The point is that I was very happy to be experiencing some "warmer" weather. Then I stepped into the parking lot and my feet slid out from underneath me. Luckily I was able to catch myself. Quickly I realized that all of Provo was covered in a thick sheet of ice and that even walking was terribly hard. I was doing pretty good for a little while because I was walking like a penguin. Then not even 1/4 of the way to my class I fell... and when I say that I fell, I mean that for a mili-second my entire body was in the air. Some guy asked me if I was ok and as I was trying to respond he fell as well. Guys... that was the first of many falls. I fell 6 times and probably saw at least 30 people fall. One of the times I was waiting at a cross walk and when the cross signal came on I slipped and fell and had to wait again. A lady in her car was laughing hysterically at me! At one point I have to walk down this little ramp and I was freaking out. There was nothing for me to hold onto so I started to slowly walk down. Then all of a sudden I was sliding down this ramp and my feet weren't even moving. I bonded with so many people today. People who witnessed me fall, people who I witnessed fall, people who fell with me. I have heard that when disaster strikes people grow closer, and now that I have experienced that first hand, I get it!
Finally I got to class 20 minutes late, soaking wet, and very sore. But the best part is that I have literally been laughing about it all day. At times I will remember a moment and just bust out laughing because in fact that was the funniest morning of my life. I really wish that I would have sat don somewhere and just video taped the whole thing... but since I didn't, I found some instead. Here's a little taste of my morning:
^That guy sliding on his butt just kills me...^
^The first two scenes of this video are places that I fell.^
I am stunned that there isn't really any falling in these videos, but maybe that's because most people are a lot less clumsy than me.