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coopsweb asks "What's the most expensive mistake you've ever made? Should I mention a certain employee who caused 4 hours worth of delays in Central London and got his company fined £500k?"

No points for stories about the time you had a few and thought it'd be a good idea to wrap your car around a bollard. Or replies consisting of "my wife".

(, Thu 25 Oct 2007, 11:26)
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failed to take disc-lock off!
one lovely summers day last year, the (now ex)Misses and I hopped on my Motorcycle so that I could whisk her through the traffic to the trainstation where she could buy her ticket for early the next morning, just so she could have a bit of a lie-in and avoid queueing for the ticket booths on a busy weekday morning.

Anyway, she gets off the bike, i get off the bike, I put the disc-lock on, we go into Temple Meads and buy said tickets, we come back out, helmets on, both get on and away we g... OUCH!

i had indeed forgotten to take the disc-lock off, what a pillock! There's me and the ex laying on our sides still on the bike on the floor. the worst thing was that the way the bike was still on top of us and we were still "sat" on it, it made it very hard to get up!

Cue loads of people stood around laughing and pointing and me getting angrier and redder shouting "get up, GET OFF!!"

not fun! damage to the bike was minimal, bit of scratching, my legs took the brunt of it. EGO damaged :(
(, Wed 31 Oct 2007, 12:08, 7 replies)
I stopped once to help a biker in a similar position to yours. Cars were queuing to get round him, not one person stopped to help.
When I finally got him out from under his bike, and offered to take him to A&E to be checked over, I asked him how long he'd been there.
25 minutes, apparently.
(, Wed 31 Oct 2007, 12:18, closed)
People are such cunts, nobody helped?
about 8.30am one weekday morning in Bristols Castle Park a cyclist went arse over tit. Of all the office types walking by I was the only one to help him up, one streak of piss actually gave a loud weasily "Ha Ha".
(, Wed 31 Oct 2007, 12:19, closed)
So The Simpsons comes to life? You encountered Nelson Muntz?
(, Wed 31 Oct 2007, 12:28, closed)
Nelson Muntz
but in the form of a skinny teenage office worker with a distinct westcountry dialect.

Man I would have loved to have punched him.
(, Wed 31 Oct 2007, 12:32, closed)

Is it Bristol B3tan day today? Hooray!
(, Wed 31 Oct 2007, 13:02, closed)
as a fellow biker(from bristol - YAY)
i feel your pain. i dropped my bike in front of a bunch of overlanders and bikers and felt a right tit

they clapped :o(
(, Wed 31 Oct 2007, 13:17, closed)
i may have done this myself
many moons ago, on a ducati, infront of a group of girls one of whom i was desparately trying to impress by dint of really wanting to get in her knickers, never did manage it!
(, Wed 31 Oct 2007, 14:59, closed)

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