slippery when wet


It’s the stuff slapstick comedy is made of.

Have a week’s worth of snow, send in some rain amidst subzero temperatures, and the ground turns to glass.

Step out of your apartment and before you know it, you are sliding down so fast you wouldn’t have the time to balance your act. While you are sitting on your ass, you thought you had the wrong kind of shoes. So you get up and try to save face, but not until you manage to stand up, sliding sideways as you rise and trying to maneuver towards the door. That’s a minute worth of airtime.

Up and ready to go, you change to a more suitable pair, one that’s made for winter. When you step out of your apartment the second time, you’re sliding down so fast again you couldn’t help but picture yourself having this quizzical look on your face while you anticipate another heavy thud, this time, only to be met by some cracking on the back as your ass hits the ground.

The only thing missing is the canned audience laughter played right on cue.

But really, it’s not funny.

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4 Responses to “slippery when wet”


  1. 1 Mr.Brian/Mr.Fletcher February 1, 2007 at 3:37 am

    Been there, done that.

  2. 2 RennyBA February 2, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    Hey Mark; your in Norway so enjoy the lovely cold and snowy winter weather! Soon enough it will be a warm and sticky summer LoL!

    Wishing you a lovely and cold Norwegian weekend:-)

  3. 3 R*Y A N February 3, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    you poor thing. sounds like one winter’s morning i spent on my back drenched in mud.

    no canned laughter neither but i saw stars.

    love the new shoes, btw.

  4. 4 Mark February 4, 2007 at 4:03 am

    Glad to know I’m not the only one, Mr Brian! :)

    Sometimes, I just hate it, Renny, especially when it’s freezing off my ear I couldn’t feel it anymore. I don’t want to wear winter caps ‘coz they’ll mess up my hair. Hahaha!

    Ah, guess it happens to most of us, R*yan. Thanks dear!


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