Yes, it is raining.
Yes, I am wearing my toe shoes.
Yes, I walk up Madison to the Bean and back most every weekday.
Yes, I always cross State Street.
No, I have never fallen on this walk. . .
Several times a year a "coating" of some type is applied to the sidewalk on State Street. Not sure what the coating is (I am currently on the phone with the City to find out), but I am sure of this. . .
when it gets wet it is slippery beyond measure.
One step onto State Street and my left foot flew out from under me.
There was no graceful catching myself recovery.
I went down.
The new Snippet's camera fortunately in my right hand and seemingly unscathed.
My shoulder, neck, arm, hip - sore already.
The City's 311 operator just confirmed thru the Department of Transportation (whom I cannot speak to directly) that they do "put something" on the sidewalks but they would not discuss what that was. She told me that the only thing I can do is file a police report.
That I wasn't hurt too badly I am blessed.