I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!

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I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!

Do you remember that late 1980's commercial for Life Alert?  You know the one.  

It’s that “As Seen On TV” product where you just press a button and help is on the way to save you.

 

Perhaps you know it better as the commercial where poor Mrs. Fletcher has fallen and she can’t get up?!!!

I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!

Sure you do!

And do you remember how you used to laugh and poke fun with your friends every time one of them fell?

“Look, Johnny’s fallen and he can’t get up!!!”  

C’mon. You’ve used that line before. Admit it. I know I have…and on numerous occasions too!

Well those days are over my friends.  I am so NOT making fun of that lady anymore!

Here’s why:

Tonight, as I was grazing on my salad, a disrespectful piece of cucumber went down the wrong way. No big deal, I was still breathing. So I just coughed a few times and all was fine.

Disrespectful Cucumber


Well, later this same evening, I was lying on the couch watching a documentary about the history of the paper clip (yes, I can be boring at times); eating pretzels off my belly like an otter, when all of a sudden I was really choking.

Behold. The Pretzel! The king of snack foods!

 

 

Otters are semi-aquatic (or in one case aquatic) fish-eating mammals. The otter subfamily Lutrinae forms part of the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, polecats, badgers, as well as others. With thirteen species in seven genera, otters have an almost worldwide distribution. They mainly eat aquatic animals, predominantly fish and shellfish, but also other invertebrates, amphibians, birds and small mammals.





I live alone, so I couldn’t shout out to anyone. I was choking for God’s sake so I couldn’t really shout anyway!

 

 

 

Hack, sputter, wheeze!

 

Well, it was at that moment I started thinking about that stupid commercial. It’s funny how the craziest things pop into your mind at the strangest of times.

So here I am thinking that this is how it all ends for me: Choking on my favorite snack food, the pretzel.

And in my last few remaining moments, I designed my tombstone and made a pact with myself that I will never make fun of poor Mrs. Fletcher again……..

Dying Thought 1

Dying Thought 2

Dying Thought 3

OK, who am I fooling? Anyone who knows me, knows that I think that commercial is freaking hysterical! I’m laughing my butt off watching it over and over again!

 I’m thinking I can’t wait till one of my friends takes a spill so I can break out the “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” line on them!

And now you can too! I’ve included a YouTube video of that commercial just for you!

Oh, and about the pretzel that got stuck in my throat…….It was all a ruse. I just needed a literary vehicle to compose this blog around so I could immortalize Mrs. Fletcher one more time! And that disrespectful cucumber…that part was true. But let’s just say one of us is getting pickled tonight!

Enjoy the video!

 

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Laura Watts
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Craig-I remember when I was a teenager and we had an ice storm here. I saw a lady slip and slide on her butt and I laughed at her. I didn't really mean to, it just came out when I saw her sliding on her butt across the ice. Well, what goes around, comes around. The very same day, I was walking up our steps and I got to the third step and my foot went off the step and I fell off of the steps. I scratched my leg pretty bad and I was sore for a couple of days afterwards. I try my best (I really do) not to laugh at other people when something happens. But you know, there are times that old giggle box will let you down and you just can't help yourself.

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Laura - You know it's all fun and games until someone gets poked in the eye......then it's hysterical!!! just kidding of course. Sometimes we just laugh at the wrong times. It's part of life.

November 03, 2008 07:13 PM
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Laura Watts
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Craig-I think the worst place I ever got tickled and couldn't stop giggling was at church many years ago. I was standing beside my cousin and we were sharing a song book and as we were singing, rain started dropping on the song book from the ceiling. I whispered to my cousin as she was singing-drip drop, drip drop and the next thing I knew she was giggling hysterically and naturally it got me started too. No, we didn't get kicked out, but we sure got some wierd looks.

November 03, 2008 07:42 PM
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Laura - Perfect example of right laugh, wrong place! I could see that happening!

November 03, 2008 07:49 PM
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Cecily Parks
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Laura: I can top that...My Sister and I broke out in hysterical laughter at my Aunt's funeral. Not good...especially when you are sitting in the family section. I tried to cover by acting like I was sobbing. Don't think anyone bought it though. Ahhh....embarrassing moments...gotta love em!

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