It’s another beautiful sunny day here and while I was out for a run I was distracted by the birds and helicopters that filled the sky. Looking up rather than ahead, I tripped over some loose gravel and fell into the street. I managed a full roll before coming to a stop, sprawled in the middle of the road.
The guards were not expecting this from me (you could even say they were caught off-guard) and didn’t really know how to react. Should they come over and help? But this would mean leaving their posts, was that okay? Was I a threat? Should they draw their weapons?
Before they had much of a chance to decide I had picked myself up off the ground and was waving and smiling at them. This is pretty much what I do to anyone here carrying a weapon to let them know not to shoot me. The guards looked at me and then each other, one shrugged and they turned back to their lookouts as I headed back down the street.