2.18.2005

ASS OVER TEACUPS

woke up this morning with big, fat bruises on both my legs...
i was feeling pretty ill yesterday, so i took a big dose of cough medicine at about 5:00. didn't think much of it until about 30 min later when i was in a meeting (that pretty much had me convinced i ate babies in a former life), when i started to feel like everything was going to be ok. a-ha! thought i, ye olde dextromethorphan hath kicked in, and verily all is well! yes, indeedy, a double dose of dxm had gone and made everything all better. i figured since i was feeling pretty aiiiight, i'd meet up with a bunch o' pals in harvard square and have a drink or two, which i did, but i was a good little boy and only had a couple drinks. it was a nice change of pace, being... not... drunk... i think the word is "sober," i don't know, i had to look it up.... on my way home, however, i think something got crosswired in my dome (gracias dxm), because i had a bit of an accident in the t-stop. i saw the outbound train pull in about 50m away from the turnstyle, and i didn't have any tokens, so i pulled out a wad of cash from my pocket, threw it at the attendant, grabbed my token with my left hand, and crammed my change into my right pocket...
now, in my defense, i have only been to the harvard t-stop 1,452,238 times in 18 months, so i can understand how i could make the following mistake: with my left hand i put a token in the turnstyle which, of course, unlocked the gate to my left. mine, however, remained locked in the non-permissive position, so when i tried to run through and catch my train, i flew ass-over-teacups over the bar and onto the floor. limping and cursing, i caught my train and tried to regain feeling in my lower legs while the passengers that had witnessed my acrobatics snickered and whispered nastiness to themselves.
i made it to davis and, as luck would have it, managed to charge into the only exit turnstyle that was locked up...

3 comments:

neilio said...

Funniest story ever. Right up there with a good bike accident.

Peter said...

heh, tall people look the funniest when they fall...

J said...

cool story, hansel. (dejavu)