I stacked it.
I hit the pavement….HARD.
It was on one of the busiest streets in Surry Hills.
Let me recap the events: It was last Sunday night. I turned off my gangsta tunes and parked my car. That’s all I remember…..the rest is a blur. It must have occurred somewhere between opening the door and my feet landing on the pavement. Except that didn’t happen…
My face hit the pavement. Not my feet.
My boot buckle must snagged my lanyard that ia on my keys and my body projected onto the pavement.
I let out a shrill-pitched gurgling sound.
My location did not help the situation. I was parked right outside ‘The Clock’ – a popular Surry Hills establishment with alfresco seating.
My car did not help the situation. I drive a mustard yellow jazz. It is hard to miss.
To my embarrassment, a lot of people witnessed my extravagant display of failing limbs.
I lay face flat on the pavement for a few seconds. I wished the ground would open up and swallow me whole.
A few onlookers rushed to my aid (as they attempted to stifle their laughter). One even helped me ‘brush down’ dirt from my backside….it was a little creepy.
I laughed awkwardly and said “I am fine….the floor just wanted a hug”.
I managed to escape with only a ladder in my stocking and a grazed ego.
With my face literally on the floor, it made me reconsider how we often overlook the importance of flooring within a space.
Beautiful tile motifs.
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From the darkness, beautiful tiles emerge.
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Polished blue cement….it looks like water!
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I would lock myself in the bathroom and cry on this floor any day.
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Only one word to describe this floor – Raw.
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Next time you enter a building, bar or work space….take a good look at the floor. You never know what beauty it may hold.