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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Stuck in Time

There are days when I am looking for excitement. I guess that's what happens when you're a stay-at-home mom and life revolves around Dear Hubby, Berry, my writing and doing chores. Mostly, I get my high from shopping. I have to admit, I've shopped more than I ever have since I found myself homebased more than ever.

Well, I got my wish today. I had an action star moment when my key fob wouldn't open the garage door. I was too lazy to enter through the front lobby since our hallway was nearer the garage elevator. I reached in through the gate and pressed the Open button from the outside. And well guess what, my watch got caught between the horizontal grills and I was carried up, up, up till my feet were dangling off the ground. No kidding. I was like a rag doll. And because the metal of my watch was very strong, it wouldn't budge and didn't break. No matter how hard I shook my wrist off, I was stuck in the grills.

When I realized I was getting too near the top, where the gate rolled up, I suddenly had the presence of mind to take a step up and get my wrist in an angle where I could let go. Then I jumped 6 feet down, and landed on my two feet, like a gymnast! Ha! There was no one around, but I'm pretty sure if someone looked out the window at the time, I flashed that person.

As soon as I got down, with only a sore wrist and a mild scrape on my leg, I felt a  huge sigh of relief. And a bit of thrill that I just did something so exciting, like I was in the movies!

When I got inside our apartment, I called my friends because what happened was so out of the ordinary!  Imagine jumping off a rising garage door! Although I was a bit shaken, I wasn't stirred. Sarj said, I could have lost my arm. That's when I realized how seriously bad things could have been. My friend Me-an asked me if I was screaming the whole time. I told her I wasn't. I was only concentrated on getting my wrist free. And how embarrassing it was that I was stuck on a gate! Bwahahaha!

Oh well! Lesson learned! Never open an automatic garage door from the outside! And, be careful what you wish for. Pfffft.

P.S. Thank you to my guardian angels!

6 comments:

Eubelle said...

OMG Tin! Good to hear your okay. I would have been scared to death!

Mi'Ann said...

glad you're okay! although being a stay-at-home is rewarding, it's also filled with tedium! and i shop online so much, it's scary!: )

CHRISTINE DYCHIAO said...

Thanks Belle! I think I was too embarrassed, I had no time to feel scared, heeheehee!

Omg Mi'Ann! Online shopping is both a boon and a bane! Such an enabler! I know what you mean by scary! Hahaha!

abby said...

cringe! i imagined you hanging by the garage door, scary!

i was a sahm for about a year and a half and like you, i never shopped more than i ever did when i wasn't working. i think i took the "i deserve to buy this because i'm caring for my child full time" bit a little too seriously! it doesn't help that i can get things at the mere click of a finger!

RubyG said...

Wow!! Ang galing!! Action hero!!! Next time, no more shortcuts, ok? Didn't they say, a stitch in time saves nine?

KayAnne said...

Oh my! I was actually waiting for a "then i woke up and realized it was just a dream" But nooooo. Crazy experience! Haha! I'm glad you're okay. :)

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