A man lay prone on the ground. A crowd gathered to look on.
“Has he fallen?”
“Did he trip?”
“Is he praying?
Finally one onlooker bent to ask, “Are you okay?”
“Yes,” came the answer, nothing more.
Not satisfied with the short answer, the onlooker moved closer, “Why are you lying on the ground that way?”
“I’ll be okay,” came the answer. “Just leave me here.”
The onlooker was persistent, “I can help you but I need to know what’s wrong.”
The prone man turned his face to speak to the onlooker, “I have an extremely bad case of acrophobia.”