Friday, April 17, 2015

When the pill fell


Looking back at this particular memory, I can laugh now but at the time it was no laughing matter. Yes, the pill was bound to slip off the counter and fall to the floor one day or the other and when it did I was not quite ready to go hunting for it.

I barely heard it when it came tumbling out of the bottle. It was a small round pill and one of those capsules. I heard it plop onto the counter but then and alas! It continued its journey and fell to the floor. The one good thing is that I knew that it did so now I had to put my senses to work and go looking for it.

First I descended gingerly to the floor keeping in mind that I did not want to step on this tiny thing and squash it because if I were to do so then I would have a mess to clean up. Very slowly I did this and then I put one hand at a time on the floor. Next my knees one at a time and then I went methodically inch by inch. Sure enough I found the tiny pill soon enough. It had rolled and lodged itself into a corner between the baseboard of the cupboard and the wall. I was very fortunate that it had done so because it could have stayed in the middle of the floor. This would have been a more difficult task for me.

All in a day's journey.

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