So I was walking back from the park, the weather was beautiful, birds chirping, sun shining, police capturing criminals, etc...
WHAT THE... I'm flying forward and down like a 6"1 hammer.
Now, I get this funny feeling, that if I wasn't practicing Aikido, this thing under my feet would be something trivial.
Like a rock. Or a tree branch. Or something.
But NOOO... someone up there went "Okay, he practices Aikido, let's have some fun !"
And so this all happened in 0.5 seconds... I think "I'm falling, must roll CAN'T ROLL BECAUSE MY FEET ARE GLUED TOGETHER STOP STOP !" and then I did what I usually do to stop a roll midway - put my hands in front of me... which is fine, but my left knee hit the asphalt with what seemed like a loud thud... I'm surprised I actually can still walk... (knocks on wood).
This all happened without my conscious intervention, I almost instantly found myself crouching down on the asphalt, saying "Oh FUCK !"
Anyway, the powers that be decided to send me, instead of say a rock, or a tree branch, or something equally normal... A PLASTIC CIRCLE.
Somehow I stepped into it (so much for awareness) with BOTH OF MY FEET and then flew forward.