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  1. cookingwith_tara

    cookingwith_tara Advanced Member

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    This is funny - but I really did hurt myself . . .

    I pull up to the mailbox in my Xterra to check the mail and I see the new phone books had been delivered. It's in a plastic bag on the ground beside the mailbox. I opened the door to just reach down and get it and then realized just how high up this Xterra is. So, I say to myself, "I can get it, I'll just hold on to the steering wheel". And wouldn't you know - I fell right out onto the ground somehow landing sitting straight up! I stood up quickly to look around and see if anyone was watching :blushing: and thank the Lord, no one was around! So, I picked up the phone book and threw it in the car, checked the mail and then just sat there beside the road reading the mail as if nothing ever happened. :eek:

    My tail bone hurts so bad right now :( and my leg is bruised from falling into the side of the door.

    Now, remember, on another thread, someone posted about themselves walking into the sliding glass door - well I also posted some pretty funny, yet painful, situations I've been in before and I think this one tops the cake or takes the fall (hee, hee, hee):D
     
  2. sklay723

    sklay723 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I'm glad you're OK and didn't injure yourself worse! Now see, if that had been me, I would have somehow managed to leave the vehicle in DRIVE and would have succeeded in running over myself in the process. :) I'm just that much of a klutz...

    Again, glad you're OK!!!
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  3. rennea

    rennea Legacy Member Gold Member

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    OMG, that is funny! Hopefully you don't wake up really sore in the morning :)
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  4. Teresa Lynn

    Teresa Lynn Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Katie, i was thinking I would have also ran over myself
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  5. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    Good thing you had the brake on!
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  6. Jennie4PC

    Jennie4PC Legacy Member

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    I am glad to hear that you are ok. I had a friend whose mom did leave it in drive and ran over herself. Thank goodness the mail man was right there he saved he life.
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  7. For those of you are thinking you would have run yourself over, I HAVE! Thankfully it was with a quad. so I was only banged up.

    Tara, I feel your pain. I too have fallen out of a truck. I'm sorry your tailbone hurts. I hope it goes away.
     
  8. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    I'm laughing at you.....sorry! too funny.

    I have almost fallen out of my car doing the same thing.
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  9. candiejayne

    candiejayne Veteran Member

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    My last vehicle was an SUV one day, my exhusband got this great idea to take the running boards off of it. I didn't mind it so much because they were starting to rust, and they didn't look so good. The first time I went to get out, I forgot it was gone and I went flying out of the vehicle! I feel for you right now! We all do duh duh doy things... I think it's just part of life!
     
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  10. Ann F

    Ann F Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I, too, am glad you're ok. Years ago, I was reading our daily state newspaper and saw an article where a 16 y/o boy died because he opened his pickup door to spit! Fell out and ran over himself. I cried when I read that article about that kid. I always thought that was so sad. That's when I started telling people I didn't want to "die stupid" (meaning in a stupid manner. I know the grammar isn't correct, but you'd have to have been there...)
     
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  11. candiejayne

    candiejayne Veteran Member

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    Ann, I totally understand what you are saying. We recently had an incident on the river here. A couple of guys went out on the river in a canoe fishing, sounds harmless until you read the article that says they were sitting on lawn chairs and both were drunk. It was one of our first really nice days, so the weather outside was great, but the water was still freezing. One guy went in and drowned in the freezing waters. I would call that a stupid death. Its sad that it happened, but had they been thinking, it could have been prevented.
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  12. akrebecca

    akrebecca Rebecca M. Silver Member

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    Tara, I laughed so hard I had a coughing fit. Been there, done that & almost repeated it all again. Remembered just in time what had happened the last time I thought I could streach from a sitting position on a barstool to grab something on the floor.
     
    Mar 19, 2009
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  13. pcsharon1

    pcsharon1 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    That is really funny - I can just picture it - only thing is I don't know you but I'm totally picturing me! So something I would do. Glad you weren't hurt worse and hope you feel better.
     
    Mar 19, 2009
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  14. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Glad you're okay. I'd tell you I never do things like that, but I don't like to lie. ;)
     
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  15. cookingwith_tara

    cookingwith_tara Advanced Member

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    I am really sore today! I have a bruised knot on my leg. And of course, my husband laughed first - and then had pity on me. I'm glad I had put it in park, too. Usually I just pull up to the mailbox with my foot on the brake and NEVER park it. I guess the reaction was seeing the phone book on the ground and quickly thinking I could just bend down and get it so I put it in park.

    Oh, the lessons we learn . . . and how we learn them!
     
  16. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    OM! Geez Tara! You really could have hurt yourself. Hopefully in few days the bruises will calm down! But I know too how you feel. We all do it. Some where, some time, it happens. Mine was in the garage thank goodnes. I was sitting on the front seat, door open, when I looked in the rearview mirror and realized I had a bag in the way. So, I reached around to put it out of the way and totally slid off the seat and landed on the garage floor and hit my head on the door! That was when I owned my Rodeo so it was about a 4 foot drop! So there I am sitting on the garage floor, garage door open and I am laughing when the neighbor comes by and finds me there. Sharon thought I was nuts! Of course she was laughing too once I told what had happened! And yes, the next day, I thought I was gonna die from the pain in my backside and the bruise on my fore head made it look like someone slugged me!
     
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  17. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    Not a good idea in a canoe, center of gravity is so low!

    I've done a few stupid things that instead of crying I laughed so hard!
     
    Mar 19, 2009
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  18. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

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    Are you sure we weren't seperated at birth? This is totally something I would do! Hope you're not too sore!!
     
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