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!