Saturday, August 12, 2006
While at the company picnic today, Bertrand, Tine and I had all of our hands full with food, drinks, blankets, cameras and phones and navigated our way through Shoreline Amphitheatre to watch the show. As we were climbing the stairs to the entry my toe suddenly cramped up and curled under into a Charlie Horse-like cramp. It was excruciating and I literally yelled out and put everything I had immediately on the floor, bent down, and tried to relieve the cramp since I could no longer walk. Tine and Bertrand stopped and were completely helpless with their full hands while everyone behind us had to navigate around this little girl dealing with her cramped toe. Once that was over, I picked up all my stuff and we continued to walk. Not five steps later, the toe decide to cramp up again and we go through the same thing again. This time, the two of them start worrying more and Tine turns to Bertrand, "Is this a regular occurrence???" In which Bertrand responded, "I have no idea what is happening here." They both look at me, "What do we do? What do we do?!" I was too busy writhing in pain to answer. At this point, despite the pain, the toe cramping situation starts to become funny to me so I am half crying half laughing that we can't get more than five steps away and I am completely debilitated by this toe. Then all three of us break into laughter. Once my toe once again decides to cooperate, we stood up, gathered our things and tried to find our seats. On the way down, we saw a few familiar faces and turned and waved. Of course, now that we had everybody's attention...yes, it happened again. So on the steps of the amphitheatre in the middle of the show, the three of us are rolling on the ground from laughter at the awkwardness and humor of the situation. Thankfully, the toe decided to cooperate the rest of the day and I was able to have a fun time at the picnic.