Today, just before my shower, I saw that the curtain was pulled out of the rings. I stood on the tub and tried to take of them, but I gave up. I got in the shower and noticed that it really should be on the rings.
At this point: wet feet. Wet side of tub. Poor sense of balance.
I fell right away.
And time slowed - adrenaline. And I had the time to think, "Oh, back fall." It's a narrow space between the tub and the wall. No room to do it totally right, but I fell correctly given that.
So. I was relaxed. I whammed one arm against the baseboard. The other landed palm down on the floor with a slap. My head, and this is the important part, never got near the tile floor. I automatically kept it up because that's what you do when you back fall.
My only injury is a nasty bruise to my left forearm and a couple of scratches to that wrist - my baseboards are all uncovered. I have no joint injuries at all - not even a strain from tension - my neck doesn't feel whiplashed (and I know that feeling now), and, baruch hashem, I was not knocked unconscious because my head hit the tile floor. And, as my husband is not home and we're meeting a friend for dinner, it could have been very, very bad.
Instead. Fifteen minutes later, I'm here. I just got up and finished the shower.
Although, I'm letting my husband do the shower curtains.
This is the first time I've used the knowledge outside of class. And it saved me from my own stupidity, but it also makes it all worth it.