I don't make a sound when I have fall, or trip, or bash my shins or stub my toes on something, or burn myself.
I don't scream, shout, yell, wail, swear, groan, moan or make any other noises of pain.
I just take a sharp intake of breath.
I've walked slap bang into a tree, and just took a sharp intake of breath.
I've stubbed my little toe so hard I pretty much ripped the whole nail off, and just took a sharp intake of breath.
I've burnt myself on an oven, and just took a sharp intake of breath.
I've reached to grab the banister at the top of the stairs at my Mum's house, missed it and went flying over, and fell about ten feet to the floor kicking out some of the rails and very nearly missed landing on a friend, but fortunately(?) missed them and crashed to the wooden floor, and just took a sharp intake of breath.
I've whacked my head on shelves, door frames, getting into cars, handles and god knows what else, and just took a sharp intake of breath.
I've been on many walks, fallen down little rabbit holes, turned my ankle and just taken a sharp intake of breath.
I've had tree's jam their twiggy branches in my eyes, and bizarrely up my nose, and just taken a sharp intake of breath.
I've walked straight into so many low walls, barriers and bollards, and just taken a sharp intake of breath.
I've tripped over curbs, wonky pavements and even litter, and just taken a sharp intake of breath.
I've tumbled down a flight of concrete stairs and just taken a sharp intake of breath.
It's not because I'm tough as old boots and don't feel any pain from what happens, far from it... I actually have one of the lowest thresh holds to pain ever.
It's shame! Think about how mortified you are when you fall over, how you hope no one's seen you and you leap back up and carry on as if it didn't actually happen!
I suppose..... I've subconsciously trained myself not to make a sound so as not to draw attention to what I've done. Because then, I don't have to explain to random strangers '
I'm not clumsy, I'm not a pleb, I'm partially blind'
'Yeah I know I don't have a stick or a dog...... But I am!'
Most of the time it works. But sometimes, the mishap that has befallen on me is too big to pretend it didn't happen. The looks of shock, and awed
'Didn't it hurt???'
'Yes it frickin' did!!!!!'
'But you never made a noise!!!!!!!'
I'm lucky, so far (touch wood), I've not had a serious injury as a result of all that stuff..... Bruises, grazes and bumps for the most part.
And I'd love to say that these tend to happen mostly in the dark, where I can honestly not see a thing!
But........ A lot happens in broad daylight.