I was just reading a blog about injuring oneself making a sandwich. He just thinks he has the corner on the market of weird injuries. When I went to the emergency room in Thailand, I wanted to be able to say, “My foot got run over by a motorcycle.” Or, “I stepped off the curb (or in a hole) in the night market.” Unfortunately, the truth was not as exciting…but did prove to be rather humorous…especially to those who found it rather unbelievable.
No doubt you have heard about “getting up on the wrong side of the bed.” One morning last week, I groggily got out of bed (not fully realizing that my right leg was not yet awake). Foot fully asleep, I stood straight up. My foot then cracked (now awake) and signaled my brain that I was standing on the side to top of it instead of on the bottom of it. I knew instantly it had a fracture.
At home I sleep on the right side of the bed, but at this hotel I had been sleeping on the left side. Perhaps if I had not been getting up on the wrong side of the bed, I would not have fractured my fifth metatarsal and be wearing this awful cast.
So, next time your mother (or spouse) tells you that you got up on the wrong side of the bed, do not doubt the plausibility of it.
1 Corinthians 10:12
“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!”