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I'm Not Dead [Jul. 12th, 2006|09:28 am]
Tony Grist
I'm not dead, that's the main thing.

Remember that loft ladder we had installed a couple of weeks ago? Well it's not there any more. Last night, as I was descending, it tore loose from its moorings,  flew me through the air with the greatest of ease and deposited me on my butt some five feet below. 

My first  reaction was to be very, very, very calm. My next reaction was to think ,"help, they're trying  to murder me". And my philosophy  this morning is, "well,  shit happens".

I got off with light bruising, but falls like that can kill people or put them in a wheelchair for life.

OK, the guy did a gimcrack job, but I'm a fool for letting him sell it me.  I could probably sue, but at what cost in sleepless nights? 

He's coming round this afternoon. We'll hammer something out.

Anyway, I'm here and I might not have been.

Life is sweet.
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[User Picture]From: dadi
2006-07-12 08:57 am (UTC)
I am truly grateful to destiny that it decided to leave you with us for yet another while!!!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-12 08:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

It makes me wonder whether there's something important I'm supposed to do before I finally snuff it.
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From: aint2nuts
2006-07-12 09:02 am (UTC)
Good thing you are still here.
give em hell!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-12 08:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

The thing's been sorted.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2006-07-12 09:15 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're not dead! But - ouch...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-12 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Ouch indeed. But given how hard I landed I've got off very lightly.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2006-07-12 09:33 am (UTC)
Ouch! Thank goodness you're OK. It could have been really nasty.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-12 08:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Yes, i could have been killed or- perhaps worse- permanently paralysed
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2006-07-12 09:48 am (UTC)
Yikes. Glad it was no worse!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-12 08:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I don't like the word "miracle" but I'm having to work hard to avoid it.
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[User Picture]From: strange_complex
2006-07-12 10:05 am (UTC)
Cripes! I'm really glad you're OK. Hinting that you might sue will probably get you a long way without the stress of actually doing so.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-12 08:18 pm (UTC)
I think the guy was frightened we might sue and was nicer than pie when he called round this afternoon to set things right.
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2006-07-12 10:34 am (UTC)
You know, I wouldn't even hint about suing, wait and see what he says (he's probably already worried about that anyway), but I'm glad you're okay.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-12 08:19 pm (UTC)
We did as you suggested. and, yes, he was aware of the threat without us having to voice it.

Thanks
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-12 08:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

He came round this afternoon and made it good.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2006-07-12 01:23 pm (UTC)
Ouch. You might find a few more sore spots tomorrow - usually the day after the day after is the worst. But I'm glad you aren't hurt too much.

Yes. Remember, you COULD sue. And stress that point. And if all else fails, I can send you a list of alum (from SU Law) that chose to work 'over there'.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-12 08:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks

I've been pretty good today. There's residual soreness, but that's all.

THe guy came round this afternoon and fixed everything. We're not going to sue. We don't want the aggro.
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[User Picture]From: kinderheldin
2006-07-12 02:45 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness! That's really scary!

A few years back, when I was moving a cart of books, the cart collapsed on my hand and almost severed my pinky. I had nine stitches, in any case. What I learned -- violence wakes you up, makes you conscious in a whole new way. There are better ways to become more conscious, albeit ...

I'm glad for your new lease on life. Somebody owes you something, whether it's money or recompense for other souls whose lofts are shaky.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-12 08:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I've done a huge ammount of writing today- about twice as much as I'd do normally. It's as if yesterday was energising.
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From: athenais
2006-07-12 05:19 pm (UTC)
Seems to be going around. I'm not dead, either. Glad you're still with us. Odd summer, isn't it?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-12 08:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Strange days indeed.

I'm thinking that yesterday's experience was actually some sort of gift.
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[User Picture]From: baritonejeff
2006-07-12 05:41 pm (UTC)
Don't yet know you well, but glad you're still with us!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-12 08:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I'm glad too.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-12 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I feel very much alive today.

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[User Picture]From: qos
2006-07-13 02:23 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're not dead!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-13 08:31 am (UTC)
Thanks.

It feels good not to be dead.
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[User Picture]From: mokie
2006-07-14 01:31 am (UTC)

The chair is against the wall!

I'm glad their plot to murder you failed, whoever "they" are...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-14 01:02 pm (UTC)

Re: The chair is against the wall!

Thanks.

It'll be that Moriarty again....
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