Mudcat Café message #384664 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29667   Message #384664
Posted By: GUEST,Fibula Mattock
29-Jan-01 - 07:28 AM
Thread Name: Knocky Door Ginger
Subject: RE: Knocky Door Ginger
accident prone? Ha! Clumsy should be my middle name. Perhaps it's something to do with being tall and gangly (when younger) and having bad eyesight.
The "falling into the fire" incident when 8 months old fortunately left no permanent scars except on my poor mother's memory.
Likewise, the "getting a tin whistle stuck down the throat" when a baby has had no lasting impact, and I actually own a couple of the harmful instruments.
Splitting my head open at the age of 3 I can remember, but have forgotten any pain involved, although I have a slight scar on my forehead.
I've still got a chip missing from my front tooth from running to the (outdoors) toilets at school, falling, and being run over by a stampede of nine year olds.
Various scars on my knees from various games and the old fall in swimming pools etc.
Managed to trip over a hose while VERY drunk (sangria - need I say more) while on holiday a couple of years ago. Woke up crying the next morning with a black and blue elbow and an arm twice its normal size, severely dehydrated and only aware that I had actually tripped over something and it wasn't just because I was drunk. When I saw what I had tripped over... and the fact that it was only a yard away from the unfenced, deep and dirty marina I went into a bit of shock. If I'd pitched to the right I would have been blind (literally) drunk in deep water. That episode has seriously changed my partying habits. I have sworn that I will never again drink to memory loss stage. Worst of all, it was only the second night of the holiday. Possibly one of the worst holiday's of my life, with apologies for discribing it as such to my holiday companion at the time who often reads these threads...