Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Freak accident claims innocent bystander

One of my greatest fears is not public speaking but rather dying in a freak accident and making it on the 6 o'clock news. I've already made it clear to my family, if my death is ever newsworthy, that I don't want to be media fodder. Although my sister does have this ghastly picture of me which I once used on an international drivers licence and she threatened to pass to the news stations as they flash my picture up as they describe my gruesome demise.

Today, I had two near "freak" death experiences. First was when I was walking behind this woman who was carrying a bag with this long strap. I nearly tripped over the strap and caused a human domino effect downn the steps of Central station. Next as I was power running to make my connecting train, this thing that looked like a walking stick fell from above and nearly struck me on the head. I turned to have a closer look and it was actually one of those claw-like things which CityRail workers use to pick up garbage.

So having survived two near freak accidents, I climbed aboard the 5.45 Central to Newcastle train (yes not supposed to take country train when getting off suburban stops, blah blah blah...), I whipped out my technicolour knitting to calm myself down.

1 comment:

  1. Yikes! Let's hope accidents don't come in threes! Think of it this way, you must have been born under a lucky star to have avoided worse. Hope all is well with you.

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