Sunday, January 18, 2009

Going down

I don't like stairs much, y'know? Quite apart from my fear of escalators and heights, there's just something about stairs that I don't like. Especially the winding ones, or the ones that leave gaps between the steps. And then there's the fact that I am known to trip on stairs every once in a while.

I have always predicted that I will die by falling down some staircase and breaking my neck. This feeling has got worse in recent times. I rarely start down any staircase without feeling like I'm about keel over. And there's this cursed staircase in my house which doesn't have a banister, which I have to use fairly frequently - that one's the worst.

I wonder if I died by falling down the stairs in my last birth.


The Seeker said...

I don't like stairs without banisters either. The worst stairs I've ever had to climb were at the William Wallace Monument... it just went round round round and you got so dizzy you didn't know what you were doing anymore.

ZiggyStrauss said...

you're humayun!! :o

I dislike that staircase of yours for this very reason btw

a traveller... said...

Oh dear I misread Humayun as Hanuman and was wondering what on earth you're talking about.

Maybe I am :s

But he was mean!

ZiggyStrauss said...

you ARE Humayun!!!!

Rahul Saha said...

I once climber 900 steps to reach a monastry in Bhutan and it was along a sheer cliff face. Wasn't much fun. But that apart I can't relate to this fear of yours.

Anonymous said...

hmmm...hence your body freeze when you come home. But then again you've been telling me this evry single time you came home for the past 3 or is it 4 yrs?