today, however, was different. today, i was happy to have fallen down the said stairs at the said time. i then smiled to indulgently to myself, before casually getting up, brushing myself down, and then strolling gaily on my way. i might even have let out a little hysterical giggle or two.
no, there is nothing wrong with me. allow me to explain.
as i was coming up the flight of stairs, thinking about my new running shorts that i had just bought - should i go back and change them for a size smaller, as they currently fit slightly loose, and sports attire generally tend to stretch after a few washes? should i ditch classes on thursday to go shopping with rachel? would i be notified as eligible for the MAS field trip on friday? i had made up my mind to join The Star Public Speaking Competition, now how was i going to go about the procedure of applying? as i was happily going about my life humming a tune in my head, someone appeared at the top of the stairs, someone who with i had a nasty feud with in the past, someone i didn't like at all.
a dark scowl plastered on her face, she glowered and glared at me as though i had just been the cause of her bad hair day. and the zits on her face. and her smudged eyeliner. pleasant thoughts flying straight out of my head, i however maintained a flaccid, neutral expression, just to show her that no sullen angry person with a problem with the world was going to have any impact on me, not the slightest bit.
a few seconds later, she had reached the bottom of the stairs, and was gone on her way. and then, it happened. and the next thing i knew i was sitting on my bum on the last stair, limbs all tangled up.
perfect timing. a few seconds before, and she would have had all the reason in the world to screech her head off in laughter at me. a few seconds later, and someone might have seen me. as it was, there was no one in sight, no one who could have possibly seen my fall from grace. :P and for that, i was glad. :)