Falling From A Great Height

Today I thought I would tell the story about falling out of my top bunk bed, mainly because looking back, it’s
very funny and it’s easily done.  Hopefully, if you are on a ship, reading this will stop you from making the same mistake.

The night before I had gone to dinner at one of the speciality restaurants on the cruise ship with a friend. Along with the wonderful food, we also had a good amount of wine, so by the end of the night, we were pretty tipsy.

I stumbled back to my cabin with my friend and fell up against my cabin door laughing. I don’t remember why, but it was very funny whatever it was.  As I unlocked the door and crept inside, trying not to wake my roommate, I climbed up the ladder into my top bunk bed and I think I fell asleep as soon as my head touched the pillow. 
The next morning, far away in the distance I could hear my alarm going off, but you know that state of sleep where you’re awake but you think you are dreaming, well that was me.  It went off again and I suddenly realised it wasn’t a dream, so with my eyes closed, I reached over to switch the alarm off but my hand didn’t touch anything, it just dropped down and my body followed. 
As I fell to the floor I zig-zagged to the floor, hitting my head on the wardrobe, my knee on the corner of the desk and my arm slammed against a ledge that stuck out from underneath the bottom bunk.  I finally hit the floor with a loud ‘clunk’.

As I lay on the ground in pain struggling to move, my roommate poked her head out of her curtain and asked sleepily, “you ok”? I screeched “yeah”, and then continued to lie frozen on the floor with my eyes wide open, wondering if I would be able to move.

Now you may be thinking this wouldn’t happen because in a top bunk you have a rail to stop you. Well, I didn’t have one, and as it was my first time on a ship, I assumed it was normal not to have a rail so I didn’t say anything.

After a good 5 minutes, I slowly rolled onto my side and then onto my knees, to reach for the phone.  I called my Manager to tell her I would be late as I had just fallen out my top bunk and got a grunt down the phone and then she hung up.

Luckily the hit to my head wasn’t too severe and all I had to show from my fall was the bruises which looked a lot worse than they felt, surprisingly.

I hope this made you chuckle as it made a lot of my friends chuckle, and if you find yourself on the top bunk, make sure you have a rail to protect you from having the same exit strategy as me.
This the bruise I was left with on my leg. It looked a lot worse than it was.

Hello, my name is Lucy, welcome to my little space on the internet! Through this blog, I hope to answer all of your crew-life/ cruising questions so, feel free to send me something you would like me to write about. I really hope you find this site useful and enjoyable!
Love Lucy xx

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