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Life’s Awkward Moments

Not long ago a friend and I were sharing stories about those embarrassing moments we all suffer at least once or twice in our lives. So I thought I would tell you a tale that might give you a lift from the week’s blahs.

I was travelling in Tennessee on a Greyhound bus heading for Mexico. Don’t ask me why — I was younger and foolish then and sick of my boring job, so my friend and I had decided to go on an adventure to find ourselves (whatever that means). 

So there we were sitting in the back of the bus in the wee morning hours trying in vain to get some sleep. The bus was bouncing wildly on a rough road in the back hills of hillbilly land when I got the urge to go pee.

Entering the bathroom I glanced at the window that was wide open with the night air blowing in. It was pitch-black outside and eery, but worst of all the floor was soaking wet from other fellow travellors who obviously had very bad aim.

EEE-YUCK! Little did I know the window and I were soon to have a date with destiny.

So as I was standing there doing my business the bus suddenly lurched to the side and I slipped on the floor towards the window. Oh crap!

To make a long story short I ended up with my head and half my body hanging out of the window in the middle of nowhere holding on for dear life and screaming my bloody head off!

I could have fallen out and nobody would have even noticed. For all I know the locals might have confused me as road kill and had me over for dinner.

Shudder! True story.

Written May 31st, 2008 by | 15 Comments | Filed under: Featured Tips

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  1. Am I to understand from this that you started with your body inside and peeing outside, but finished up with your body outside but peeing inside?

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  2. You got it! Nice visual eh?

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  3. Yeah, but what I want to know is what were you “holding on” to.

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  4. I’ll leave that up to your imagination.

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  5. Little known fact: I collect frog statues, candle holders, frog anything. I love frogs so I loved the photo!

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  6. Huh?

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  7. Muito legal sua história real.

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  8. Oh wow. And I thought peeing in a train in India was an adventure.
    You could see straight down the hole and see the tracks. You could then make a game of aiming at the tracks !

    Jaffer’s last blog post..Lister Block

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    Reply by: Blog Bloke at 4:11 pm said...

    Heh, I can relate. I’ve been in Mexican taxis that were the same. I felt like Fred Flinstone and had to resist the temptation to paddle my feet.

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  9. Speaking as presumably the only woman in the group, let me tell you how lucky you are to have something to aim with. You guys have it a whole lot easier, wouldn’t you say? Bloke, glad you made it out of there with your life!

    p.s. Did you find yourself? And I’m kind of hoping you’ll publish some stories about what happened after you got to Mexico. Pretty please?

    Kathy’s last blog post..The Tiniest Woolly Mammoth

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    Reply by: Blog Bloke at 4:49 pm said...

    Yeah I guess us guys have it easier, but the ones who are near sighted certainly make difficult for the rest of us. Eh? ;-)

    As far as the rest of the trip is concerned, it’s a bitter-sweet story. I avoided the grim reaper for a second time. I’m not sure if you would really like to read it.

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  10. It don’t happen often, but when it does mark the calendar.

    I have no idea what to say to this…

    Dennis Edell’s last blog post..Opening Links: Same Window or New Window - Which Do YOU Prefer?

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    Reply by: Blog Bloke at 7:14 pm said...

    I’ve had so many near death experiences that I lost track. I’m either very lucky or my guardian angel is working overtime :-)

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  11. Ok, my beloved friend, your awkward story is NOW on Digg! Get all yer Digger friends to make this a first-pager for the heck of it! Heh heh! I wish I could have seen ya–really! :-) Glad ya survived to tell the tale!

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    Reply by: Blog Bloke at 8:53 pm said...

    I can dig it! Let’s hope someone gets to see it before the grave diggers try to bury it. Thanks so much Kuanyin and I’m glad to hear about your wonderful holidays that you’ve been having. I’m jealous. :-)

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