This is weird

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Yesterday I was leaving a building in a big hurry. I was carrying my laptop bag around my shoulder and holding on to my camera bag with one hand. I was in kind of a hurry because it was 12:30 and I'd forgotten to check out of my hotel. I didn't want them to throw my shit out on the driveway.

    Anyway, I step outside and started to trip. You ever heard people say that time slowed down? It really did for me. From the time I tripped until I hit the concrete couldn't have been more than a second but I had time to make three attempts at righting myself. When the third attempt failed, I realized that I was going to hit the concrete so I made the best and tried to have a soft landing. All in about a second. After I got up and brushed myself off, I couldn't get over how cool it was that I was able to operate my mind so quickly. I almost wish it would happen again so I could experience that again. I bet you could train your mind to think that fast all of the time.

    Anyway, it was cool and weird. Has that ever happened to any of you? :Twilight zone music:
     
  2. Billy Brown

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    Naw, I'm pretty good at walking
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Sometimes you can get a late checkout.
     
  4. doughhead63

    doughhead63 OD'd on life itself Staff Member

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    Gonna call you Neo now
     
  5. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    You hear about this happening to people about to get in a car wreck sometimes.
     
  6. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Yeah, they didn't care. I don't know why I got all worked up over it.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Was you chewing gum at the same time?
     
  9. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Yeah, I'm ok. I have a couple of bruises. I'll live. I was carrying about 3K worth of camera equipment. I'd rather get hurt myself that damage my stuff.
     
  10. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I've been a clumsy mofo all my life. I've had lots of stitches, broken bones, etc. I'll probably die of a broken hip when I fall at about 80.
     
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    HeinousMark Creepy-Ass Cracka VIP

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    During this brief second of frozen time, was the phrase "Oh Fuck!" among your myriad thoughts???
     
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    What's great is when you fall down drunk, but manage not to spill your beer.
     
  13. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    The first thing I did was look around to see if anyone witnessed it. Luckily nobody did.

    My Go To word is "shit!"
     
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    HeinousMark Creepy-Ass Cracka VIP

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    My reputationizer seems constipated, else I'd hook you up, brah.
     
  15. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I'd hit you back but mine is too.
     
  16. eliasbboy

    eliasbboy Insert Witty Title Here Staff Member

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    Same thing just happened to me! I started reading your post and it seemed like it took an hour. :sleep:
     
  17. eliasbboy

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    I'm kidding!!! I just couldn't resist. :D
     
  18. tomtom

    tomtom Well-Known Member

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    That's hot
     
  19. gilaet

    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    I would have broke into a jog mid-trip and act like I meant to jog the whole time just in case anyone was watching.
     
  20. Blackened

    Blackened Commitment to Excellence

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    and then comes the inevitable golf clap from your buddies who seem genuinely impressed with the feat that they had just witnessed