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Fact: When someone walks into a lamp-post it makes a very satisfying and hugely hilarious "Ding!" noise. However, it is not quite so funny when the post is in the middle of town and you are the victim. Tell us about hilarious prat-falls.

Thanks to Bob Todd for the suggestion

(, Thu 21 Jan 2010, 12:07)
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Time for a pearoast

Sheffield gets a lot of bad press regarding its public transport system. To be fair as if you don't live on the tramline you're stuck with First (the worst) Buses.

Being fortunate enough to live slap bang in the middle of the City Centre I am able to catch trams to just about anywhere that I may need to be.

Right so having begun the trip out towards the cinema just outside the City Centre I am happily sat upon the tram as we pass through the outskirts of Sheffield. As the Tram arrives at the Attercliffe stop for whatever reason the driver has pushed the wrong button in the cab and both sets of doors have opened. Nothing overly fascinating in that. My attention is drawn away from the extra set of open doors to an elderly lady in her mobility scooter. The tram platform and the entrance to the tram are about level, occasionally there is a lip of a couple of inches.

As the lady is trying to get the scooter on to the tram she is hitting the lip. The conductor makes his way down and utters the immortal line.

"Jus' rev it me duck, you'll be reet"

She follows these instructions with aplomb. Backing the scooter up about ten feet. She hits the accelerate and becomes a blur. She hits the little lip buggy bounces up into the tram. Sadly she didn't apply the brakes as quickly and promptly shot out the (mistakenly) open doors opposite landing on the opposite side of the track and crashing into the platform.

To this day it is probably one of the funniest things I have ever seen.

The conductors reaction was just as funny. After looking through the doors to make she was ok, which she was, he simply called after nher

"Look here Penelope Pitstop, this is a tram stop not the start line in Wacky Races"

I have never had the misfortune to simultaneously wet myself and soil myself but i was pretty fucking close that day.

Length she went a good six feet past the tram before she landed.
(, Thu 21 Jan 2010, 12:50, 7 replies)
We might as well
just close the QOTW now.
(, Thu 21 Jan 2010, 12:54, closed)
This is one of the best answers I've seen to a QOTW in a long time. Fact.

(, Thu 21 Jan 2010, 12:58, closed)
I clicked this first time round
And now I've clicked it again.

(, Thu 21 Jan 2010, 12:59, closed)
HAHAHAHAHA. Genuine office lol.
(, Thu 21 Jan 2010, 13:01, closed)
Ditto on the lollage. The landlord of my local is from Sheffield
and I can just hear him uttering that line: "Jus' rev it me duck, you'll be reet".

(, Thu 21 Jan 2010, 14:46, closed)
If you think that First are the worst buses
You have clearly never had to suffer the intolerable joke that is Arriva
(, Thu 21 Jan 2010, 20:44, closed)
That's brightened my dreary Friday afternoon and deserves all the clicks I can give it.

(, Fri 22 Jan 2010, 17:05, closed)

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