Barcelona, Spain. Manuel Palo Alto was rushed to Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic after falling from the height of his own ego on Sunday afternoon, November 11th. Manuel had just finished showing off to everyone at an international engineering workshop and right after making the last person in the room really uncomfortable, he stumbled and fell from 8,850m, which is the estimated altitude of his ego.
“It was right after I put everybody in their place by making them feel really small with my unparalleled baggage of knowledge, my enviable skills, and my exceedingly confident attitude, that I started to feel ill. I mean, that sort of thing never happens to me, why would it? Despite my highly functional photographic memory, I don’t remember anything that came next. The last thing I do remember was me encouraging people to try and reach my level of expertise, after which, I think I just laughed really loud. Yeah, that`s funny. Sure, it is everyone´s right to learn, but I mean…come on, let’s face it…these are also really good opportunities to let people know who the boss is. Oh, that´s me, alright. Just in case you are wondering.” (Ed. We were not.)
Mr. Palo Alto seemed to be getting tired, (although he never got tired) and our reporter was requested to leave his side. He still needed to make use of the opportunity to instruct nurses on how they should and should not do their jobs before calling it a day. Apart from being an electromechanical engineer, Mr. Palo Alto was also an exceptional healthcare professional in his spare time.
Surprisingly, investigators revealed before COB that it was actually Mr. Palo Alto who had caused his own injury. After all the other participants started getting headaches and seizures from intensive eye-rolling, some reportedly even fainting out of too much boredom, there was nothing left to do for Mr. Palo Alto than to look down, this time on an empty room, and jump.
We wish him a speedy recovery. I guess.
Written by Ana-Maria Taut, based on an idea by Anonymous.