I feel really cheesed off today. I had a slight accident at work and feel really embarrassed about it.
I was asked to go and work in another department today and shortly after I sat at my new desk space the chair which I was sat on broke. The suspension/ gas strut gave way and the chair dropped to the lowest setting, jolting my back. I shrieked in pain and a colleague asked me what happened and what was up.
I explained that the seat had just suddenly dropped and he said “that’s weird” and sat in the chair himself. After a couple of minutes, he said “must have been your weight as it’s OK for me”. Suddenly the chair dropped again and he said “oh yeah, that ain’t right”.
There were no other chairs available so I had to struggle onto dinnertime without a chair. People know I have MS but no one gave up their chair for me. When I mentioned to another person in the office what had happened they said “oh yes that chair, that happened to me a while back. We don’t use that chair anymore!” By this time my back was hurting and I decided to go to my car and go on my lunch break. On my return I decided that what happened earlier shouldn’t have happened and I was in a bit of pain and discomfort so decided to email the first aider to put the entry into the accident book. The first aider wasn’t too impressed having to put an entry into the book and said that he would make an entry if my back starts to hurt. I
I feel so embarrassed that the chair broke on me and as I am home now and have been sat on the sofa for a while, my back and hip has started to hurt. I am worried that if I cant get into work tomorrow then I will become a laughing stock at work and accused of skiving.
Has anybody else been in a similar situation? Did I over react by asking for the episode to go in the accident book?