I've mentioned the new girl in my office who's starting to drive me nuts. I need to tape What an interesting assumption above my desk and start using it. If not, I'm going to lose all the enamel off my teeth by grinding them when she comes up with her snarky comments. The latest one happened yesterday.
We had a fire drill at our office and all had to walk down 10 flights of stairs. We used to be on the second floor of our building, but we moved up to the 10th floor in August. Several years ago, I was in a very bad accident when I was hit by a car that ran a red light. I was not in a car when I was hit; I was a pedestrian. The accident left me with very bad knees, and I'm in some level of pain every day. I have a lot of problems going up and down stairs as a result. So, when the fire bell rang, I was less than thrilled about going down 10 flights of stairs, but I did it. There actually was a small electrical fire going on on another floor. We got as far down as the third floor when I felt a searing pain and my right knee buckled.
"Wow, DCGirl, you're not in very good shape, are you?" she said.
I should have used the line, shouldn't I? Instead I just picked myself up and kept limping down the stairs.