18 November 2010

Job Hazard

Last night at the book store I needed a stack of books that were currently part of a window display. I gingerly stepped into the window and gingerly bent to retrieve the books from the floor. An old woman was watching me from the street and I thought, "Yes, I work here. That's why I get to be in the giant display window." Then I straightened up and one of the displays signs wobbled and fell off the wall. The display sign is metal and quite heavy, which is how, even with the support of my knee, which I thrust under it, it managed to knock down the stack of books below it, crush a large decorative box, send several more display items further down the line flying, and pin me to the spot. The old woman was still watching and I eventually realized there was no way to escape. I couldn't move and more and more items were falling to the ground. I finally had to cry out for help and a co-worker released me from the sign, all under the watchful eye of the elderly.

9 comments:

eliana23 said...

I'm glad it wasn't your first day. And that someone rescued you (eventually).

ldsjaneite said...

What a visual. Did you notice if elderly looked concerned or amused?

Yankee Girl said...

I'm laughing with you not at you.

Breanne said...

Wow.

Meg said...

Why did they think that you were qualified to work in the display window? Libraries don't have display windows. (Not any library that I have been to.) You were never given the proper training, therefore not your fault. I would talk to your union.

Anonymous said...

Had you just exited a roundabout and failed to enter the display on the left? (from MarmDad with love and affection!)

Anonymous said...

Your theme song of the week "Rescue Me".

KWB

ɹǝƃƃolquǝʞoʇ said...

I was just laughing!

christine said...

You poor thing!

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