Okay, so I could get up, but still.
And it couldn't have happened in front of more people, or been more embarrassing, if I'd been trying for that outcome.
Every year our liability insurance provider gives us the opportunity to get a 10% discount on our annual premium if we hold an educational seminar on something.....applicable. To get this year's discount I had to get all of our architects as well as all of our architectural staff (non-registered architects) to read and take a test on site visits, and then attend a lunch seminar, which was today.
Let me tell you, trying to get 25 architects in one room at the same time is like trying to herd cats. Not easy or fun, but a 10% discount is worth about 18-20K so I got it done. Woot!
(stay with me, I fall down very soon!)
So I had lunch catered for everyone, including me, natch. And as I go to toss out my lunch containers I dropped the salad dressing container, which was still more than half full. Dressing went everywhere outside the conf room, on our very shiny hardwood floor. I cleaned it up and thought "Damn, that's going to be slippery".
1/2 hr later.....
I'm walking toward reception and feel one of my feet sliding.....felt as though I was falling in slow moion until *boom* the landing. lol Of course since I had everyone congregated in one room, it happened in front of everyone, including our insurance providors. *blush*
I popped up just fine as everyone rushed to see if I was okay. I am, except for my ego. OMFG of all days and times.
PS Good thing we have liability insurance!
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