I had a little accident in the bathroom at work and when I returned to the office, I tried to tell the story to maximum comedy effect.
After nearly a minute of opening my mouth, stopping and looking away, looking around, speaking the first word of a sentence... I just told my coworker. Turns out, the story didn't need much build-up anyway.
"My glasses fell off in the bathroom. The good news is, I was brushing my teeth at the sink so I only had to rinse and dry them before putting them back on."
My coworker just said, " At first, I was surprised that you were still wearing the glasses."
That would have been a good start to the story. " First, note that I am still wearing my glasses. They fell off in the bathroom and got all wet and splattered..."