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  •  I am a klutz. (2+ / 0-)
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    chimene, RunawayRose

    I trip over tile edges and pavement cracks.. Sometimes I fall. Sometimes I do this at work. If I'm outside, I fall on concrete. Since I work the graveyard shift, there's frequently no one around. I'm usually more shook up then hurt, but I appreciate help when it's available.

    A few years back, I made a misstep while emptying trash on a pump island. Went over backwards, took the worst of it on my rear end, but still hit my head hard enough to be half stunned. A car pulled in just then; a couple of black guys jumped out and helped me up, very concerned and helpful.

    More recently, I tripped over a bag of dog food just as a truck pulled up to the pumps. White guy got out, walked right past where I was lying, then stood at the register scowling at me while I picked myself up, annoyed at having to wait.

    This is anecdata, but while jerks and good guys come in all colors, it sure seems like us white folks need to shape up in terms of just being decent human beings.

    Cogito, ergo Democrata.

    by Ahianne on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 05:25:39 PM PST

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