How the Mighty Have Not Fallen

Story Submitted by Gilbert:

For our first meeting, Janice and I had a pleasant chat over coffee, then went for a stroll.  As we walked, Janice stumbled on the sidewalk, did a comical flailing thing, and then smashed onto the ground.

I dove to her side and asked, "Are you okay?"

She was, although her pants were torn, and she had a light scrape.  But that wasn't the worst part.

"You pushed me!" she accused.

"No, I didn't," I said, stunned by her accusation, "You tripped and fell."

"You pushed me, you fucking pushed me," she yelled, scrambling to her feet.

I said, "If I had pushed you, you would have felt me pushing you.  You just fell."

She shouted, "See how you like it!" then shoved my chest.  I didn't fall down, although I stepped back a little bit.  She shoved me again, then karate chopped my chest several times.  She screamed, "Why won't you fall?"

I laughed at her, she clenched her fists, and I anticipated a punch or three, but instead, she stomped away.  I called after her, but she didn't stop, and so ended our wonderful encounter.


  1. Some people just do not take embarrassment gracefully at all.

  2. Not the best way to handle embarrassment, but to each their own.

  3. Since the Invisible Man has no way of dating and hence getting on this site directly, he has to do it this way.

  4. What kind of horrible social life does someone have to have to immediately think "my date pushed me down!" when they trip?

  5. ah, the asymmetry of gender roles...


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