Now This Is Just Cruel

I looked down just in time.

"Oh, come on!" I screamed to the heavens above. "This is getting ridiculous!"

Okay, so I am not the nimblest of people; I have acquired a reputation for slipping, stumbling, tripping and tumbling.

I still have bruises from falling down stairs and on icy sidewalks.

But the Cosmos obviously possesses a twisted sense of humour, for after I parked at work the other morning, I nearly stepped on this age-old slapstick symbol strategically placed in my path:

Banana peelIf I didn't know better, I'd swear the Cosmos is blatently ensuring further pratfalls a la Wile E. Coyote for its own sick entertainment.

Stupid Cosmos.

23 People would rather be commenting:

Jeff said...

Maybe someone had a hidden camera and if you had slipped on it you could have won $10,000 or something. Hey, you never know.

JunkDrawer Kathy said...

Yes, the world is out to get you. Now watch out for someone hiding behind a door with a creme pie.

Stumbled!

Tony Single said...

...or a bucket of water on top of said door. :p

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Good you saw it!

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

It's possible that your whole life is a slapstick movie and that somebody is constantly filming you. Some day it will come to all major theaters near you. I think you weren't supposed to have noticed that banana peel. Oops!

Babs (Beetle) said...

Ah, but the important thing is, you saw it! Now you can pat yourself on the back and say "Well done Maureen. This time I beat it"

Daisy said...

At first I thought maybe somebuddy is out to get you. Then I realized, maybe it was just left by a passing monkey. Who litters.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Can you REALLY slip on a banana peel? I've never seen it happen except in cartoons. Now LEGOS on the other hand, I step on daily and about kill myself.

JD at I Do Things said...

Be careful. They put a banana peel on the ground so you won't be looking up to see the anvil crashing down on your head.

Jay said...

Console yourself with the thought that banana skins really don't slip that well on dry concrete!

See? The universe was giving you a sporting chance! LOL!

Kirsten said...

Watch out for falling anvils!!

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musing said...

You might want to lock your frying pans away, too.

be.bart said...

As an expert, I can tell you that this is the infamous 'ACME Extra Slippery Comedy Banana'.

You're lucky your car didn't turn upside down.

Don said...

Are you kidding? Me and the Cosmos simply shared breakfast that morning. I am a banana hawk (?) and I'm certain anyone named Cosmos must be. I'll pick up the peel next time. Sorry.

Bruce said...

Better you than me........

warren said...

sometimes, we dont realize that human has very bad habit than monkey..

Mary Moore said...

Damn that cosmos.

Vegas Princess said...

Did you look for the candid camera? :)

Maureen said...

Jeff: Well, at least THAT would make some sense...

Kathy: Ha! Thanks for the Stumble, Stumble Queen!

Tony Single: Okay, so how the heck am I going to avoid ALL doors now???

Jill: Me too!

The Finely Tuned Woman: I think you may be right...

Babs: THIS time, at least.

Daisy: Ahahahaha!!! Yes, a monkey who litters is right! I mean, who the heck just eats a banana (backwards, too) and simply drops the peel in a parking garage????

Mom Taxi Julie: Yes, I remember those days.... LEGO is the worst. Especially in the middle of the night.

JD: Anvils! Nooooooo! Made by ACME no doubt.

Jay: Ha! Well, it WAS sitting on ice in fact. Everything is covered in ice around here.

Kirsten: Aw, thank you so much! I shall have to add your gift to my bling page!!!

Musing: Ha! And here I JUST bought some new ones...

Be.Bart: Ah, I am so glad I have a professional here to help... next time I shall look for the ACME logo.

Don: Alright. I accept your apology... and why the heck do you eat your bananas backwards??? (I always eat them from the stem down). ;)

Bruce: Sure, THERE'S chivalry for ya.

Warren: I know; I really don't understand how people can simply drop garbage in the street and walk away. Animals indeed.

Mary: Shhhhh! It might hear you!!!

Maureen said...

Vegas Princess: Well, NOW I'll be sure to look for one!!!!

nonamedufus said...

I'd say that was an appealing post, but that would be just going after a cheap laugh. And, I just wouldn't do that, no...

LadyBanana said...

Whoops!

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