About two weeks ago, I had a little bit of an accident that sidetracked me for a couple of days. Because I had crutches and now have a noticeable limp, I figured that I might as well explain what happened here (since I usually get asked at work-related events and conferences) in the hopes that I don't have to tell the embarrassing story anymore.
Two Fridays ago, we were hanging out in our office talking about a meeting we're planning with representatives from Europe, US and Japan and Barak mentioned the word "team-building exercises." Of course I had to make a joke and say "what are we going to do -- trust falls?" For those who don't know what a trust fall is, here you go.
Anyway, after I made the joke, I had the genius idea that I could try to catch Andrew. Like any stubborn person, the more he told me I couldn't bear his weight, the more inclined I was to try.
I was able to convince him he could trust me. Seconds later, he his head hit the door as he landed on top of me and my knee cap popped out of its socket. Five minutes later, the ambulance arrived, I was on a really mild morphine high and on my way to the emergency room.
I'm sorry to say that this is the true story and that I indeed had a incredible case of lack of good judgment. Now I may have to get knee surgery and had to cancel our Christmas vacation.
So there you go. That's how I hurt my leg.