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» Stupid Dares

Echoing ladyredshoes
I once clambered over a parked car for a dare. Almost as soon as I started dancing the 'robot' on top of it, passersby yelled at me to get off. One even dared to berate me to stop being so disrespectful to people's property.

The look on their faces as I (soberly) got down off my car, unlocked it, and drove off was a picture.
(Sat 3rd Nov 2007, 21:54, More)

» Expensive Mistakes

Not me
But I went to New York about ten years ago with a few friends. It happened to be the first time any of us had been to America and we were enjoying ourselves in the various restaurants and clubs of an evening, and one such night we caught a taxi back to our hotel afterwards.

As the guy took us up to the aforementioned hotel, it also came to paying up time. Charlie offered to foot the bill, and promptly did so. 10 dollars for the ride wasn't much after all.

It was about three seconds after the taxi drove off that Charlie realised he had paid with a hundred dollar bill, not a ten. Those damn American notes all looked so similar. The worst thing is he had even tipped the guy as well.

With another hundred.
(Thu 25th Oct 2007, 17:43, More)

» Celebrities part II

Stephen Gately
Met him in Majorca this week, and went round to his flat for the night.

Things didn't go so well.
(Sun 11th Oct 2009, 20:51, More)

» Strict Parents

My parents were pretty laid back.
Never grounded, never sent to my room without dinner, never smacked (well, once, but it was very half-hearted and just made me laugh). But I was banned from something. Just the once.

I was banned from doing homework for my Science teacher, Mrs Murphy. You see, she had seen fit to give me detention for not doing the set homework the previous week.

There was a flaw in Mrs Murphy's argument, however, as I had produced the work in question, and she had marked it. When I pointed this out to her, and that she was actually holding my completed work in her hand at the time, I was backed up by half the class (which surprised me as I wasn't a popular kid). So Mrs Murphy gave me a detention. No big deal. I just sat there and wasted the time staring into space.

Naturally the parental units got involved and complained, asking for an apology which she never gave. So the next best course of action? Why, they banned me from doing any more homework for her! Hurrah!

I fear I may have never given my parents the respect they deserve.
(Thu 8th Mar 2007, 17:23, More)

» Terrible Parenting

Cool Parents
On the whole, my parents were pretty cool. They took me on fantastic holidays, pretty much encouraged me to run away and they even banned me from doing homework. Basically they made me the rather amazing person I am today.


But naturally they had their fair share of bad parent moments. I think the one which stands out the most is when my mother ran me over. Twice.

It was a gorgeously fabulous day, and I had just finished a day of work dodging at school. For some reason or other, dear Ma had to pick me up, and as she pulled in to the car park I stood up and moved to the side of the curb which her car consequently mounted.

Being a somewhat daydreamy child I didn't notice this, and the incident ultimately culminated in her parking on my foot. Surprisingly, it didn't hurt that much (at the time) and so Ma didn't immediately believe me when I told her. In fact, when I refused to get in the car, she got out to drag me in, at which point she saw and hastily got back in to roll the car forward...

...onto my other foot.
(Thu 16th Aug 2007, 18:11, More)
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