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Drimble asks: When was it last brought home to you just how old you're getting? We last asked this in 2004, and you're eight years older now. Eight. Years.

(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 13:24)
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Bouncy castle
"Shoes off lads," said the bouncy castle man, taking our money at the junior school fete.

We piled on and hurled ourselves about, careening off the walls, spanging around, bouncing off badly-drawn pictures of Disney characters, flying into each other and against other small children who went down like machine gunned. I was having a whale of a time until I realised that I was the only person left on the bouncy castle.

Then... Silence.

Someone had switched off the air pump, and eyes were upon me. The disapproving eyes of Mr Morgan, my former year head bore into me, and he beckoned me toward him. I sidled off the rubbery behemoth as best I could when the floor is sinking under your feet. Small children were pointing at me, and parents gave me that "You utter dick" look that I thoroughly deserved.

"Bit big for this, aren't you Coleman?" he said.

"Just a bit," I agreed, fleeing sans shoes to the coconut shy with the embarrassment of being told off by a former teacher making my ears glow red.

I was twenty-one, having left the junior school ten years previously, with a precocious wispy growth of facial hair and a white Top Man jacket. Twenty-one, and already too old for the bouncy castle.

On the bright side, at least he remembered my name.
(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 13:43, 10 replies)
I have always said
that if I ever get married, there will be a bouncy castle for adults at my wedding reception. I don't give a shit about bollocks flower arrangements and dresses and all of that bridezilla crap. I just want a bouncy castle.
(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 14:21, closed)
It's really true, you don't know what you've got till it's gone.
Being over 21, I'm now having to come to the realisation I'm never going to get on a bouncy castle again.
(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 14:47, closed)
Just shag fat chicks

(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 15:43, closed)
I paid for a bouncy castle for my daughter's birthday back in March
No fucker was going to tell me I couldn't bounce on it, I paid for the fucker.

Suppose I should have let the kids get off first before taking a run-up screaming "BY THE POWER OF GREYSKULL!" and launching myself on it.
(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 15:05, closed)
I think there's good money to be made hiring out bouncy castles designed for adults.

(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 15:06, closed)
Whenever I'm at a party with a bouncy castle. ..
it's *always* the adults that end up playing on it. With predictable results......last time my mate ended up with a hernia!
If there's room tipping one over is always funny (note - also very dangerous )
(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 15:25, closed)
lol at hernia.
I could see me running onto it enthusiastically, getting about 3 bounces and wheezing out of breath.
(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 15:36, closed)
I had a recent addition to my medical notes.
My doctor told me to avoid bouncy castles after I hurt my neck on one doing somersaults. I am 28.
(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 16:25, closed)
Our NHS Trust's hospital ball...
Bouncy castle
Doctors, nurses and other staff of all ages all over it.
Junior doctor coming off and throwing up into his own turban.
Good times :)
(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 20:35, closed)
I had a bouncy castle at my wedding
The photos of the guests on it were worth the price on their own. Can't recommend this highly enough.
(, Mon 11 Jun 2012, 13:13, closed)

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