Falling is a Habit for this Poor Graduate
There are times when practicality need to take precedence over some forced cuteness. One of those times is if you are going to be graduating and walking across a football field. The video below made me laugh SO hard for so many reasons. Watch.
The first fall was like “aw damb” and then she got up and hit the ground again and I started to cackle. And then she fell once more and the crowd’s reactions to every fall had me in tears. They were strumming her pain with their “aaawwwwww”s. And that “Get Up, Diane” that someone yelled has me losing it! Like she chose to look like a “whack-a-mole” game on purpose!
Had she never worn these shoes before? Did she not practice at home to break them in? Why were her ankles like “nope. Not today.” They were not supportive AT ALL. Homegirl fell every 3 steps. ACROSS A FOOTBALL FIELD! The worst part was the fact that she was leading the pack.
Talk about THE STRUGGLE! Seriously. How much falling can one person do in such a short span of time? It was like she was in a love affair with the floor. Bless her clumsy and perpetually faceplanting heart!
She really shoulda found some cute loafers of ballet flats to put on instead of punishing herself like this. Them ankles were NOT having it! Ankles outchea doing the wobble and the cha cha slide. They’re like “We out! We sick of this shit!” And they peaced out on her repeatedly. Total sabotage.
Sometimes, you gotta know that COMFORT is better than CUTE. Because if you spend your entire time in some shoes on your hands and knees, ain’t nobody see them shoes. Or care if they were fierce. She LITERALLY didn’t stand a chance in them! Girl… ha! Poor baby.
At least she smiled through it all. Congratulations to her though!
The moral of this story: Learn to embrace flats. Only rock shoes you can walk well in. When you’re going to walk across a football field, footwear is an important consideration. Heels are your archnemesis sometimes.
So umm… did you cackle or nah? What encouraging words do you have for our falling graduate?
Edit: I think her falls needs a soundtrack. A compilation of songs to help her cope.
* Fallin’ – Alicia Keys (“She keeps on fallllling innnnnnn…)
* Knocks Me Off My Feet – Luther Vandross (“There’s something bout them shoes. That makes her weak and knocks her off her feet”)
* 2 Legit 2 Quit – MC Hammer (because she never quit)
* We Fall Down – Donnie McClurkin (“She falls down, and she gets up! For a saint is just a sinner who fell down…”)
Any other additions to the soundtrack?