:: gets out clipboard::
We’ve all done it, we’ve all witnessed it.
Falling Down in public
What are your procedures and methods for recovering from or indeed covering up your clumsiness?
The ol’, look-back-for-the-item-that-made-you-fall?
A witty retort like “have that removed?”
Bursting into a fun skip or trot, to pull off the idea that you meant to stumble?
Check the bottom of your shoes?
Cry? Laugh? Scream in horror?
How do YOU fall down, and how do you react to others falling down?
Do you call out gleefully: “WALK MUCH???”
Run to assist?
Think about it won’t you, and help others to recover from the most hideous of social blunders: falling down in public.
[sub]this has been a public service announcement by the SDMB Social Awareness Board[/sub]