My friend came late to institute last night, just as we were dividing up into groups for an exercise, so I grabbed her a chair and dragged it over to where my group was forming. I then lifted up my own chair to move it and make room for hers, and managed, in the course of something so simple, to:
1. place my own chair directly on top of my plastic water cup, which broke in half with a satisfying (and loud) CRACK!
2. step directly onto a plate of olive oil and vinegar salad dressing
3. reel away from the plate, arms waving, and fall directly onto the chair I had just placed in my way.
All this in about five seconds. Every so often it crosses my mind that the name Hannah means "grace," and then I have to laugh. Parents, what were you thinking?