black ice + darkness = not good

Leaving work today I was walking across the parking lot and wondering why the pavement looked wet.  Suddenly my ass was accelerating towards the ground at 9.8 m/s² while my feet suddenly rose to a position perpendicular to my upper body.  The next thing that I saw was my coffee mug – which was almost full – flying up about 6 feet and falling gracefully to the ground.  It landed about a half-second after my tailbone and about a half-second before my right elbow.  Surprisingly, the coffee mug landed upright and nary a drop was spilled.  Even more surprisingly, there was not a soul in the parking lot to witness my spectacular and spontaneous descent.  What will be more surprising than either of those things is if I don’t need a hoist to get out of bed in the morning.


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