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IHateSprouts tells us they once avoided getting caught up in an IRA bomb attack by missing a train. Tell us how you've dodged the Grim Reaper, or simply avoided a bit of trouble.

(, Thu 19 Aug 2010, 12:31)
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Stupidity ..
Once at a party when I was pissed out of my pants I climbed out of the window and onto a scaffold. I then walked around on the scaffold and climbed the ladders until I was at the top level of the scaffold, about four floors above the ground. I then carefully made my way up a slanting roof and onto a level roof. As anticipated, it was a nice view from there, but I had to take it one step further and climb an unused chimney as well. Sitting on the chimney was like sitting on the top of the world.

When climbing back down from the chimney, still dead drunk, I slipped and started sliding down the slanting roof. By pure reflex, I grabbed to the left and got hold of some brick. The sobering was instant. I then slowly made my way back up to relative safety and carefully climbed back down to the party.

I can't believe how incredibly stupid and pointless the whole thing was.

Here's a sketch from memory since I'm not very good at explaining architectural details:

(, Fri 20 Aug 2010, 8:33, 7 replies)
I approve of your username.

(, Fri 20 Aug 2010, 10:32, closed)
ha ha you silly bugger....
What IS it with drunken climbing? An old mate used to be like this. 90% of the time he went about life with his feet on terra firma. But get a few pints down his neck and suddenly he was pissed-spiderman. Clibming walls, trees, anything. It's as though the inner tree-climing 8 year old suddenly comes to the fore.
(, Fri 20 Aug 2010, 10:35, closed)
that's really quite a good sketch

(, Fri 20 Aug 2010, 11:22, closed)
You get a click...
...for the dramatic, yet very arty sketch.
(, Fri 20 Aug 2010, 11:25, closed)
That *is* an ace sketch.
I hereby support your candidacy for Official B3ta sketch artist. Whichever story wins the QOTW, you then get to illustrate it and have your picture appear in the newsletter. If it takes off the whole idea might end up as a nice shiny book that makes lots of money for you and the Ginger F├╝hrer.
(, Fri 20 Aug 2010, 13:05, closed)
^^ This

(, Mon 23 Aug 2010, 0:17, closed)
If the Ginger Führer calls ..
.. I'd love to do this :-`
(, Mon 23 Aug 2010, 11:33, closed)

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