Earlier this year I almost lost a large part of my annual income. It all took place in a handful of seconds. What happened? I fell in the shower.
My descent into bathroom hell came without warning. I was thinking about too many things, not focusing on my entry into my bathtub. In a blink of an eye, I was falling, but instincts interceded and I was able to break my fall with my foot and shoulder. I came away with only a very painful broken toe.
Such events are not that an unusual an occurrence in American homes. However, for adjunct faculty, it can be a financial backbreaker.
Had the fall been worse and I had serious damage to my body, my ...