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Tempting fate on Wednesday evening...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Cab, 17 Aug 2007.

  1. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Cycling home, last little bit from the allotment is on a shared use path/cycle route. Absolutely lashing it down. The path goes under a house/flat thing, and as it was tipping it down there was a lass sheltering under it on her bike. She'd been there a while, she was dry and it had been raining hard for a good ten minutes or so.

    Smiled at her (as you do) and said "Go on, a bit of rain never hurt anyone", and cycled past. At that moment there was a bright flash and a bang... Don't know quite where the lightning struck but it can't have been far away.

    That'll teach me to say such a smartarse thing. Would have been tremendous last words though :ohmy:
     
  2. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    It may have been him upstairs!

    you know the big man.
     
  3. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Ming the Merciless?
     
  4. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Peter Beardsley?
     
  5. spesh

    spesh Well-Known Member

    The moral of this story is that the art of comedy is all in the timing. :ohmy:
     
  6. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Giant Haystacks?
     
  7. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Big John, big bad John.
     
  8. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Would that be what the spanish call 'sheet' lightning????
     
  9. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Only if it had made him 'sheet' himself
     
  10. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    no it was fu*k lightning!
     
  11. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    You did *that* to yourself? In public? Check your palms for hairs! And get your eyesight tested!:ohmy::ohmy:
     
  12. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Are you sure it was a lady that you talked to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    that sort of thing isn't as prevalent over here keith :ohmy:;):ohmy: