Tripping Up the Stairs

We’ve all been here at least once in our lives. A trip up the stairs is nothing to scoff at.

You know how easy it is to do. It’s incredibly easy to trip up the stairs. In fact, it’s so easy, it probably happens all the time to some of us.

For me? It probably happens once every month…but who’s counting.

Did you know that stairs actually are built perfectly equal? Meaning, each stair is exactly the same height so that us humans, when we get into the repetitive motion of climbing them, can easily arise without any difficulty. I guess that’s not a very profound fact, is it?

Of course, it’s when we’re not paying attention that things go awry.

Stairs? What stairs?

You’re probably running too fast up the stairs. Whether you’re late for class, or you’re missing the newest episode of House, we are just always in a hurry. And we’re not watching where our feet are going.

Then, ka-baam. Faceplant. Right on the stairs.

It’s bad enough when you do it when nobody’s around. But, think about this: what if you’re walking too slowly? Say you’re with a group of friends, talking and walking. Then, suddenly, pow, bang! You’re down. And everyone’s laughing.

And then there’s the stairs in our homes with carpeting. You fall, and end up with a delicious rug burn for everyone to see. HOW EMBARRASSING!

Falling up the stairs is a classic. It’s just another thing for us to hate in life.

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2 Responses to “Tripping Up the Stairs”


  1. 1 The Perfectly Imperfect One August 30, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    LOl Loved this post. I trip up the stairs ALL.THE.TIME! Granted, I also fall down them a lot as well. Trip up=once+ a week, fall down=once a month.

    It is embarrassing even when you are alone, especially since the last time I fell down the stairs, I broke my ass, and I wasn’t even doing anything stupid, just walking down the stairs, then boom boom boom, down three steps to cement on my ass all the way…yup broken ass lol 🙂


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