This was at lunchtime when EVERYONE is in the atrium. In fact, I fell right in front of two stuffy banker types. At least they asked me if I was OK instead of pointing their fingers and laughing like some of the boys in high school would have done.
I got up, dusted myself off and continued rushing back to my desk. All of I sudden, I heard "Ma'am? Ma'am?" being yelled clear across the atrium from the security desk. "Did you just fall down?" the security guard screamed. I nodded sheepishly. "Are you OK?" she bellowed. I nodded and continued rushing up the stairs. You've got to laugh!
Maybe this is the executive presence I'm supposed to be lacking. I can't imagine my bosses falling down. However, I can't imagine me NOT falling down so I guess I'm going to have to be an executive who falls down or none at all.
I fall and trip a lot, actually. I told my department's admin this and she said, "Have you ever seen a doctor?" What for? It's my own fault. I don't look where I'm going and end up tripping over things. It's not because of some brain disorder. Heck, I dropped a blender on my own head. Can you get any klutzier?