Do you tell your partner (or your dog, if you otherwise live alone) about close calls? (Cats obviously wouldn't be too sympathetic, nine lives and all). Was thinking about this after an incident the other day when I signalled to turn right but the only concession by the speeding motorist was to swerve to avoid my arm as he passed. So I wasn't so much a SMIDSY as a SMIIAH [Sorry Mate I'm In A Hurry]. I wouldn't say it was particularly close, though if I'd gone ahead with my threat to turn I'd probably be pushing up daisies sooner than expected.
I pondered the wisdom of sharing my little anecdote even as I was mentioning it to my wife; there have been several times in the past when she's ended up visiting me in the emergency room, though none of them a result of being hit by a car. (Well, not while cycling.) Her eyes got wide in that endearing way she has of telling me that this was a mistake. Fortunately I managed to convince her that it actually wasn't it a close call, at least for me: in fact the motorist had been the one in danger, as the grief of nearly killing a cyclist may have caused him to start drinking heavily after he got home, go off the rails as only someone troubled by one too many demons can really do well, and force his wife and his dog to leave him shortly afterwards.
What about you? Do you keep these little events to yourself, or do you throw caution to the wind?