Indeed did today.
I decided i will walk to office today that too wearing my regular office shoes! Yeah i realised my mistake as soon as i was out of my street, i wanted to go back and change but one part of me told me, come-on Lopa, how bad that can be?
Yeah, my adventurous soul ! And so that kept me walking.
When snow is compressed, it becomes a thin layer of "ice" and with this office shoes walking on "ice"... aah it's one hell of a balancing exercise.
It became more difficult as i left main road, at every step i was slipping and balancing trying not to fall down and then i saw beside the walking street "white snow" where there used to be grass, and suddenly it struck to my mind.... aaah that doesn't seem like slippery, that is snow, and i am walking on ice !
So i started walking where in normal days we are not suppose to walk and then i was at least 3 times faster than before.
I think changing shoes might would have made that a bit easier, perhaps, but yeah still not free of balancing exercise !
Anyway walking on snow in stead of ice helped me to reach office in 25 mins, which i thought will take forever considering my speed initially, my estimate was it wont take less than 40-45 mins if i continued at that speed. ( Normally in good condition, it takes me 20 mins and if i am walking really fast 17-18 mins.)
And this post because while i was walking feeling perspiring in -5 degree C cold, ( I actually have to loosen up my scarf) i kept my mind busy thinking about this is an experience i am gonna share !
Ok i admit i did slip, almost falling down to be precise, once when balance didn't work. I looked around if anyone noticed, yes there was someone just in front of me stepping down from a van, but he just ignored me, may be he saw many slipping and falling down incidents that he did not feel it worth attention ! Good for me ;)
But then against that i did balanced almost 25 times while i was about to slip, so not bad, not bad, atleast to me ;)
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