Monday, April 21, 2008

the post where i hurt my neck, but not my ass

i sit on a ball at work. i think i've talked about that before. my chair= ball.
on friday, i was minding my own business, updating something when my phone rings. i lean forward to answer it.
"this is jenn..."
silence.
"hello?"
then i hear a hissing sound.
as quickly as i thought "what in the hell is that sound?" the ball i was sitting on EXPLODED!!!!!
ex-freaking-sploded. like someone SHOT it out from under me.
so i'm on the floor, crying from laughing so hard. i can't talk. i'm still trying to say "helloooooooo.." to whoever is on the phone. but i can't.stop.laughing.

and one of my co-workers? well she saw the whole thing. she was facing me. so whenever i think about what she saw, i lose it completely. one second i'm sitting there typing away, and the next- a shotgun sound rings out- the air from the ball exploding blows my hair straight up- and then i'm gone. just gone. can you imagine?!?!!! you know you're laughing.

the ball? it is literally in 2 pieces. as if some giant tore it in half. freaky.

and me? in the midst of laughing so hard i think i might actually die from it, i realize that my neck and back... well.. they freaking hurt. not my ass. i mean, i know i had to land on it, but i can't feel where i landed for the life of me. no clue what part of my body actually hit the ground. i'm sure it was my bootie, but since it's so large and in charge, that drop didn't even phase it. so i'm laughing and then i'm like "i think i hurt my neck..." and i did. i truly did.

but at least it's a good story right?

14 comments:

Meg said...

I would have paid good money to see that! And I don't remember hearing that you sit on a ball at work, so that makes it even better!

Becky said...

when you told me this story i was in the middle of an electronics store busting up laughing. and now 3 days later...STILL laughing lol

norcalgirl28 said...

ditto Becky. You already told me this on Sunday and I just about died reading the post again. I do love you Jenn. You make Mondays so much better. XOXOXO

Denise said...

That was hilarious, all except the part where your hurt.

Jill said...

Can you imagine the person on the phone......this is Jenn......BOOOM!laughter.......

So does workman comp cover BALLS, I mean I'm just saying......

Sonia (formerly ddm) said...

*snort* I'm laughing hard enough to snort, so you're right! LOLOLOL!!!! I did something similar at work once. I was a pharmacy tech., and was having a serious conversation with a customer at the counter. I took a step back to get something for him, caught my heal in a chord, and instead of falling backwards, I collapsed. In a heap, side-sitting on the floor. I was laughing so hard, I was silent, tears streaming down my cheeks and I was SO. EMBARRASSED. Then the customer sort of slowly leaned over the counter, peered down at me and said "Are you....okay?". Once he saw my face, he immediately dissolved in laughter. Every single time he came in after that, I'd wave from behind the pharmacy pedestal but NOT go down to help him, lol!

RWA said...

Maybe the phone call triggered a remote device that caused the ball to burst?

Wow.

Never mind.

That's a pretty serious conspiracy theory.

MelissaMM said...

I have to start by saying I'm glad you're ok. Now, I'm doubled over laughing. This was always my fear when I used on at my last job. But knowing you and knowing that same fear, I can't help but giggle uncontrollably just picturing it. Again, I'm glad you're ok.

Denise said...

Still funny!

Daddy Dan said...

Too damn funny, but I don't think you've ever explained why you use a ball for a chair at work. Please, please tell the story!

CAT said...

this makes me lmao mainly because I can totally PICTURE THIS

jennster said...

daddy dan- i sit on a ball cause i don't wanna slouch- when i sit on it, i sit straight up! that's all.. no fancy reason. and it's comfy- i dunno.. i'm weird like that. lol

Catherine said...

I was at work when I first read this on my feed... let me tell you, girl, my boss gave me the stink eye for choking on my coffee with laughter. Sorry for your pain, though!!

Anonymous said...

You know, they make chairs that you sit on... but they have these knee rests and you pretty much have to sit up straight and have good posture. We have the balls at work too though...