I hate having to rush to class in the morning, because I have to pedal as fast as I can on my bicycle without hitting anything or getting hit. A couple of weeks ago, I woke up with only 10 minutes to get to class, and it normally takes me 20 minutes to get there. I took every shortcut I could think of and did everything but break the traffic laws. Right as I was getting close to the class building, I fell off my bicycle. I still made it to class, but I needed a chiropractor in University Place much later.
I was able to get up and lock by bicycle with just a minute to get inside. I sat through the entire class period, and as I did, I felt a pain in my back that would only keep getting worse.
I was wincing through the entire lecture that my professor was giving. While I was taking notes, each movement of my pen caused immense pain. The professor couldn’t see this because I was all the way at the back of the giant lecture hall in a class of nearly 100 people. I was counting every second of every minute during the class period, hoping that the hour would finally be over.
As soon as the class was over, I gathered my things and unlocked my bicycle. I was in too much pain to bike all the way back home, so I just rode the bus. Once I made it home, I made an appointment with the chiropractor, took some aspirin, and laid down for the rest of the day. I didn’t bother trying to sit at my desk and do any homework or read notes. The next day I saw the chiropractor and got the treatment I needed.