Memo to self (and anybody else listening): Only put rugs with rubber backing onto wooden floors.
They’re extremely slippery otherwise, as I discovered this morning, when getting ready for work. I was in a bit of a rush and attempted to run to go turn off the computer. I had shoes on, and my grip on the floor was no problem. Neither was my grip on the rug. But as I turned the corner on the rug, it became apparent that the rug’s grip on the floor was going to be an issue.
It flew out from under me. I (quite spectacularly I suspect) flew through the air, then went down, flat on the floor, landing with a resounding thump.
Sprawled on the floorboards, I ran an internal human diagnostic. All limbs present and operative. My teeth hadn’t quite hit the floor, and appeared intact. My lip may have made contact, and if it looks slightly fat today I wouldn’t be surprised.
So, I think it’s time to get rid of that ol’ slippery Ikea rug and get something nicer. Oh, and maybe I shouldn’t run inside the house.