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I Am Clumsy

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    I Used to Be Graceful

    Growing up I took ballet and gymnastics for years.  Once I started taking anti-depressants though my coordination has grown considerably worse.  Now I literally do fall over my own feet and have bruises to prove it.  To think my job has me climbing up on ladders...
    KiaC KiaC 31-35 1 Response Apr 20, 2008

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    I go outside to turn on a soaker hose

    for the plants, not knowing that I turned on the sprinkler right behind me. I am completely soaked as if I was out in rain!
    ElizabethRivers33 ElizabethRivers33 13-15, F Aug 9

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    I had to call the fire brigade

    after trying to make toast (toaster caught on fire), I have broken so many things because I am usually daydreaming and not focusing on where I am going/holding. yet I haven't broken a bone (win!) How do I be more graceful or do I just accept this is who I am? :P
    chloerm chloerm 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Yeah I just tripped over my own feet

    and fell flat on my face in the middle lunch with some friends, worst part I may or may not have been carrying the main dish...
    TheCreatorOfAll TheCreatorOfAll 18-21, M 1 Response May 11

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    Oh Its So Stupid ...

    I am one of the clumsiest people you will meet if i am quite honest with you. I actually managed to cut my finger open with a COAT HANGER and needed stitches, Of all things to slice my fingers open with! Ya know those those things when you go shopping *convey belt* and it all...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2013

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    I have always been clumsy.

    Of our whole family, I always got hurt more than anyone else. One recent incident was when my parents came to visit my husband and our girls; we were helping them move their luggage from their vehicle to the house and out of the whole front yard, of course, I find the one...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham 26-30, F Apr 24

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    Gah!

    I just totally spilled my ice tea all over my keyboard and desk, now everything is all kinda slightly sticky : (
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2012

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    Spatial Confusion

    At least once a week I have to say ‘Third time lucky’ when I try to pick something up.  Usually, after a couple of casual and misjudged attempts I cross my eyebrows, snort a little from my nostrils, and try and actually focus on the task at hand.  Fingers, get a bit of a...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Aug 3, 2011

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    Here's One To Top It All...

    So I had my new cell in my pants pocket and a cup of pepsi on the floor.. I sit down, the phone slides up out of my pocket and directly into the cup of pepsi... Doesnt hit the side or anything, just directly in My reaction: "How does that happen!?!" lmao xD
    EmpathicThespian EmpathicThespian 16-17, F Aug 5, 2012

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    I fall everyday and I can't help myself

    but laugh…idk how did I fall but I do it every single day
    Love1sComplicated Love1sComplicated 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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    Lol I'm so clumsy.. I've broken my phone's

    screen, again! I just fixed it a few months ago. I actually broke it twice in the past few days. The pic below is for people who don't LOVE clumsy people. I am definitely one. =)
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    I dropped tempered glass

    and I'm wearing my daddy's work shoes so I don't get a booboo while I'm sweeping it up.
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Clumsy Me

    I am soo clumsy that it is unreal ...I always choke on popcorn while in cinema and make these weird deadly noises which is so embarrasing. Everyday I have ATLEAST 5 cases of either tripping on something or breaking something. I even remember when I fell flat on my face in the...
    limereem limereem 18-21, F Jul 7, 2011

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    victoriaalvarez victoriaalvarez 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    I'm Lucky To Still Have All Of My Teeth

    I just fell. I went into the bathroom I share with my sister to change our trash. My sister had set her phone on the sink with Pandora playing before she went to school. She's at school, but the phone was still on the sink. Call Me Maybe was playing and I couldn't resist dancing...
    MyUnspokenWord MyUnspokenWord 18-21, F Jan 8, 2013

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    I fell down my flight of stairs yesterday.

    Tripped on my flip flop. I landed on my lower back/butt. Now I have a huge bruise and it hurts to walk. Just awesome. Not. 😁😉
    Alexicutie Alexicutie 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Pain Is The Key

    Hi...remember me I'm the girl who just keeps on getting hurt. I have to say this might be the worse i have done in a while. I was at choir practice on break when my knee popped out of socket and it wouldn't go back in. Unfortunately, I realized too little too late that I could no...
    kbrownies kbrownies 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2013

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    yes, I Have More B...

    yes, i have more bumps, bruices and cuts onmyself that many people often think it's spousal asbuse (i'm not married). hehe
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers 41-45, F 1 Response May 30, 2007

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    Riding a penny board on campus

    and having to chase it down a hill... not cool
    Fishees Fishees 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Irony.

    When i was in high school right outside the auditorium the ground was all uneven, bricks were loosely sticking out everywhere and it really needed some bloody maintenance. When i first saw it i freaked out because I fall over all the time, i knock into things im petty useless, if...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 3, 2012

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    I don't get myself sometimes.

    One time I fell on a flat floor. Flat nothing messing with my walking.. FLAT!!! XD Beyond that I just keep hitting and slipping everywhere. Is there any science behind being clumsy!?
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F Dec 11

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    Today

    I am not ordinarily clumsy. Today I forgot to screw the lid on my sugar dispenser. All of the sugar and the lid fell into my tea cup. It was the best tea I ever had.
    boostershot boostershot 26-30 3 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    So, like I seriously think this is like an

    everyday thing lol.... I "legit" fall up and down the stairs... (Yes I really do fall "up" the stairs) All the time... I drop things. I rip things. I break things. I mean this even goes back to when I was little! When I was three years old I ran into the wall and managed to get...
    ThisGirlCyndi ThisGirlCyndi 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    Why Yes, Yes I Am

    Let's see here where do I start? Hmmmm Not a day goes by that I do not do something super silly and manage to hurt myself haha I have plenty of examples....so here I go 1.) I walk into doors. Okay so this has happened at least four times *hangs head in shame* I'll go to the...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious 22-25, F Jun 14, 2012

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    At Christmas I sprained my wrist at work

    dropping a ham. One ten pound ham, three inch drop. Now I have a permanent injury and I have to do physio.
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F Apr 12

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    Yes, I am clumsy. I hurt myself all the time

    and have scrapes all over my legs from it xP I have always been uncoordinated, don't know why, just am! My theory is that because I'm so short the world is not made to accommodate me, hence I trip and run into stuff a lot. I guess it can't be helped... Just wish I wouldn't get...
    happycupcake happycupcake 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    Spilled water on my jeans in bed.

    Squirmed so jeans soaked up water. Called it first wash of new jeans. Hoping they wont fall off tomorrow. Drank water that wasnt spilled. Checked sleeping bag for wetness. Wasnt any. Clumsy became lazy. Lazy became solution maker. Now to wonder what...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    Just Call Me Gracie

    Accident Prone. Clumsy. Klutzy. Whatever you call it I am very much so. One of the funniest clumsy stories goes back into my junior year of high school. We were all in our gym class just goofing around and I decided I wanted to be a ballerina. I was wearing joggers that were just...
    peacelovinghippiegirl peacelovinghippiegirl 19-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2007

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    Clumsy

    I am so clumsy, I actually think its genetic cause my daughter is the same way,. I bump into everything @ work, I constantly spill things @ home and I am a horrible dancer, although I hate to admit it. I don't know how a Latina can not have rhythm. But hey I am it.
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2008

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    the moment when i saw an insanely beautiful

    girl in a mall then went to go down the escelater and as she noticed me i tripped and rolled down it :( never gone so red in my life
    Hemanwar Hemanwar 18-21, M Jan 13

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    I fall almost every day I have cp

    and wheelchair, my nurse Annie is always worried about my safety I fell back on road and was almost ran into by a cart.I'm okay I'll wonder how I will fall tomorrow
    me0883 me0883 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    Yes I Am!!

    I always either trip or hit myself on something. I tend to spill food or drinks too. I used to be a lot more clumsy when i was younger. I just rarely pay good attention to what i have either in my hands or whats around me. Oh yeah, whenever i hit myself or trip on something, i...
    blackveilbride51 blackveilbride51 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2012

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    I fall over imaginary steps I trip going up the

    stairs I trip over my own feet I'm just clumsy I guess
    90paradise 90paradise 16-17, F Aug 6

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    I ran into glass before.

    .tripped going up the steps too many times, walked in on someone while they were in the bathroom, fell flat on my butt in the store,( it was the type of boots i was wearing.) of yea, lastly i fell while wearing heels in a restaurant. I prefer 3 inch heels, no higher.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    I go outside to turn on a soaker hose

    for the plants, not knowing that I turned on the sprinkler right behind me. I am completely soaked as if I was out in rain!
    ElizabethRivers33 ElizabethRivers33 13-15, F Aug 9

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    Not really. The walls are bullies,

    and the floor hates me. What did I do to deserve this?!!!
    AwkwardlyClumsy AwkwardlyClumsy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Taurean South Paw

    My life has been full of trips, bumps, bruises, spills, and shatters! I need full body armor... and a bib! I used to work in the kitchen of a restarant. I was constantly around hot burners, sharp knives, and grinding blades. YOu can see where THAT'S leading! When...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 8 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    So I got into my favorite pjs

    and went to bed. I decded to make me a glass of milk. As soon as I finish pouring it, I trip and spill the jug all over my shirt and pajamas. Ugh, good thing I learned to laugh at myself.
    Abloomingheart Abloomingheart 13-15, F Sep 9

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    I Am Very Clumsy...

    I've always been clumsy, since I was a kid. I've sprained my ankles so many times. I guess I'm lucky that I haven't sprained them recently, but I thought I did a few weeks ago. I'll never forget when I lived in an apartment building a few years ago, and I slipped on ice and...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F May 29, 2013

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    There's only one guy

    that I feel I have ever truly loved. We aren't in any way together but we see each other every day. He usually gets to school right after I get my things in my locker. Today, I got to school late and he got to his locker within seconds of me. As usual, my bag needed a little...
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 18-21, F Jun 2

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    I'm so clumsy!! I ran into my bookshelf

    and broke my little toe... Clumsy me
    sapphire0rock sapphire0rock 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I did such bad things in life hahaha .

    .. So I think it's been a year... I was at the grocery store and I was with someone... I wanted to make joke to that person and .... I finally vomited all over the floor of the grocery store LOL
    BBCover BBCover 16-17, M Feb 24

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    the moment when i saw an insanely beautiful

    girl in a mall then went to go down the escelater and as she noticed me i tripped and rolled down it :( never gone so red in my life
    Hemanwar Hemanwar 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I trip over EVERYTHING

    and I run into everything but I never actually hit the ground. I know how to catch myself.
    n0rthernwind n0rthernwind 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    I was drinking water from my sipper,

    I forgot to close the lid properly I guess. And all the water on my jeans. To make matters worse, I am at work and I dont have a change of clothes. I had to rely on the hand drier and my friend who was kind enough to help!
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F Dec 12

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    Absolutely, I believe it is called dispraxia,

    I was last to learn to tie my shoelaces still have an ongoing hatred of small buttons and hooks in my clothing. Hopeless at any ball game only ever catch anything if it is by accident. Just the way I am :)
    waddlergirl waddlergirl 51-55, T Feb 15

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    I am always dropping things

    or walking into things like doors, its happened so often my family doesnt even mention it anymore. Its just normal.
    TropicalArctic TropicalArctic 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    beautylasts beautylasts 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    So Clumsy!

    i am very clumsy specially in my home. i trip on furniture and break stuff. i am not fat but i dont know why i hit things in my way. i used to have a lot of cuts and bruises when i was young. once i was playing with friends on my rooftop when tripped and a boy fell in love with...
    sidslot16 sidslot16 13-15, F Jun 2, 2013

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    Some of my clumsy accidents.

    In the cover photo I have a bruised cheek bone and split lip. Recently I was carrying a mattress up my stairs and my pants fell down, I tripped and went face first into the stairs. I gave myself a blood nose. When I was younger I missed the fire pole on a playground and fell...
    chlo3ann3 chlo3ann3 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    Related Experiences

    Lol im so clumsy, I somehow manage to trip over air, and when I try to catch myself I end up falling flat on my face, and I think its the funniest thing ever!
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 5 days ago