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Old 09.06.2008, 15:34
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Hi, people. Sutter's out of commission -- she'll explain what happened, the poor dear. Perhaps your funny stories will add cheer to her day and lessen her pain.

In the meantime, tell us what funny absent-minded things you've inadvertently done in Switzerland.

For starters, my other half has this contribution:

The sweetheart burst into the bathroom this morning and said, "Schatz, Schatz! Disaster!" Apparently, he had made tea and squirted mayonnaise into it instead of sweetened condensed milk. (The packaging is similar.)


(Eventually the three hundred silly things I've done will come to mind.)
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Old 09.06.2008, 15:56
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Thanks argus, and thankyou to all who have beem sending me pm`s all day you are all great, and you all know who you are, so i will tell you what happened so i do not have to keep sending it through pm`s.

On saturday we set off from home,at 12.20pm by train to Basel, too watch the football match, we finally arrived at around 3pm, and the atmosphere was fantastic, we where so looking forward to the match we had something to eat, then just enjoyed the atmosphere then we made our way with all the other fans to the train to take us to ther stadium, where then we had to walk down some steps, it was very slippy, and at the bottom on the last 2 steps i slipped, and fell, i was in alot of a pain, and my ankle was the size of a tennis ball, i had no skin on 3 of my knuckles, and my left knee. We walked a few more minutes to the stadium then my husband got a Doctor, who had alook, and said i had to go to hospital to have it x-rayed as i might have to have an operation, but i looked at my husband, and begged the Doctors to let me stay so we could watch the match as my husband really was looking forward to watching, and i thought a couple of hours would not make a difference, (my husband did offer to go straight to the hospital, but i did not want him to miss the match) so i was carried up 2 flights of stairs by 2 wonderful Doctors to my seat, and gritted my teeth, and tried to watch the match through my tears (i had been given pain killers to help), then i was carrried back down the stairs again, put in a wheelchair, and taken to hospital in an ambulance, (and everyone was staring at me i was so) where they x-rayed it, and told me all my ligaments where torn i have now a speacial cast on my ankle/leg to give it support, crutches, and cannot drive for 6 weeks.

so any funny stories i would love to hear/read as i have to stay in bed for 6 weeks, and i cannot do alot other than keep my leg in the air to try, and get the swelling down.

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Old 09.06.2008, 16:10
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Re: Sutter needs funny stories: What absurd/absent-minded things have you done?

Ouch, really to sorry to hear that happened to you Sutter.

This happened to a friend of mine at home recently and it really was awkward for her to get around. The docs gave her crutches so that she could get to work (she lives around the corner from the office building), but she really had no upper arm strength and got tired really quickly so one of the guys from the office would go to her apartment in the morning and collect her and push her across the parking lot on an office chair and back home in the evening. It was a sight (and she thought it was pretty funny too).
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Re: Sutter needs funny stories: What absurd/absent-minded things have you done?

Hahaha. Where do I start? In the last week? Or perhaps earlier?
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Old 09.06.2008, 16:18
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Hahaha. Where do I start? In the last week? Or perhaps earlier?
Tell all please, i cannot even get in the hammock, i have tried, and got stuck, my neighbours had to drag/pull me out.
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Tell all please, i cannot even get in the hammock, i have tried, and got stuck, my neighbours had to drag/pull me out.
Perhaps one of these would help?

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Old 09.06.2008, 16:25
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Perhaps one of these would help?

LOL it looks like a small tank, but made me laugh so thanks.
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Re: Sutter needs funny stories: What absurd/absent-minded things have you done?

I hope that hubbie realises that because you sat through the game for him, he is now your slave for the six weeks to satisfy your every whim and fancy.

My stupid story is from my recent holiday in Australia. To put this into context I do a lot of freeride skiing and downhill mountainbike riding. So I tend not to break too easily. I arrive at my mum's house at the beginning of my trip and go down to have a look at her back garden. I walk down the steps, my foot slips twisting my ankle and rendering my almost a cripple for half my holiday. My mum is still teasing me that I did it on purpose to get out of all the jobs that she had lined up for me while I was there.

Hope you get better soon. But make sure that while you are incapacitated, milk it for everything you can. When I had a broken collar bone I even got a couple of free coffees at my local cafe because the girls didn't want to trouble me with trying to get my wallet out.
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Perhaps one of these would help?

No, what you really want is this! http://www.engadget.com/2004/08/30/t...ed-wheelchair/
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Oh crap Sutter

I just scrolled up. So sorry to hear.

I will do my best to entertain you over the next few weeks
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Old 09.06.2008, 16:31
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I hope that hubbie realises that because you sat through the game for him, he is now your slave for the six weeks to satisfy your every whim and fancy.

My stupid story is from my recent holiday in Australia. To put this into context I do a lot of freeride skiing and downhill mountainbike riding. So I tend not to break too easily. I arrive at my mum's house at the beginning of my trip and go down to have a look at her back garden. I walk down the steps, my foot slips twisting my ankle and rendering my almost a cripple for half my holiday. My mum is still teasing me that I did it on purpose to get out of all the jobs that she had lined up for me while I was there.

Hope you get better soon. But make sure that while you are incapacitated, milk it for everything you can. When I had a broken collar bone I even got a couple of free coffees at my local cafe because the girls didn't want to trouble me with trying to get my wallet out.
Thanks woodsie, sorry you was in pain, but you made me laugh about your mum.

Hubbie is being very good cooking, and sending Jade to KG (ok he also benefits from this he gets to stay in bed longer).

My neighbours are being very good, and a few good friends on this forum have even offered to come from zurich, and zug to help me, you know who you are THANKYOU, so you see this forum is fantastic.

P.S Yet another brilliant Avatar, can i do that if i am pain killers
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An upgrade on the wheelchair

http://www.the-rocketman.com/rocketchair.html
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Oh crap Sutter

I just scrolled up. So sorry to hear.

I will do my best to entertain you over the next few weeks
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I am in enough pain already do you want me in more pain
Hey it looks pretty stable??!! Plus its shiny

If nothing else might keep the kids occupied. Aparantly can be assembled by anyone from average tools. God knows what guy has C02 cylinders of that size knocking around in a garage but there you go..

See it as a meccano kit for the next 6 weeks
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Erm...... thanks for that cat very interesting, i will have ago after you if that is ok, hey maybe you could use it to bring the wine
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Hey it looks pretty stable??!! Plus its shiny

If nothing else might keep the kids occupied. Aparantly can be assembled by anyone from average tools. God knows what guy has C02 cylinders of that size knocking around in a garage but there you go..

See it as a meccano kit for the next 6 weeks
God that made me laugh thanks cat.

Do you think i can find 1 on e-bay
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Oh poor you

Well I hope this story brings a smile to your face

I worked at a preschool and my boss was a wee bit tight. Anyway it was Easter and we had baked bread with the kids and put it in the oven. I'd took all the kids upstairs to the school room and my boss started spreading out the home made easter baskets to fill with straw and eggs etc. She then joined me up stairs.

The alarm went off to warn that the bread was baked so I went down the stairs to take it out of the oven. Unfortunately as space was a bit tight she'd spread the baskets out on top of the cooker, each basket contained a boiled and decorated egg and a meager amount of tiny choccy eggs. In the center was the most minuscule choccy bunny I'd ever seen. I realized that it must be getting pretty warm on top of the cooker and that I'd better move the baskets As I touched the first basket the movement caused the bunny to slowly melt into a grotesque puddle leaving only the ears and a deformed snout poking out of the middle.

I called the boss who came down and started frantically grabbing at the baskets, each one she touched had the same reaction. She was furious and the more angry she became at the loss and expense, the more I lost my grip on trying to keep my laughter in. ( sense of humor wasn't her strong point but I genuinely liked her) She could see me biting my lip and got even more mad, that was it! I collapsed into an exploding mess of hysterical shrieking laughter. I couldn't move and I couldn't stop. It was one of the most bizarrely funny scenario's I'd ever seen. She unfortunately was not amused.
She did talk to me an hour later.

I hope you can picture those melting bunnies Sutter and that your leg heals soon.
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Sutter these people are not your friends as their wheelchairs will result in further injuries to you. My wheel chair on the other hand will leave you safe and comfy while breaking other people's bones

Btw if you had invited me then this would never have happened. I would have kept you safe. Got any more tickets?

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I am very sorry to hear about your accident, and wish you a speedy recovery!

I had a bike accident ealier in the year (slipped on black ice, bike went one way, I went the other) which caused me to knock out three front teeth and I shattered my cheekbone and broke my nose. Apparently I claimed 'not to have drunk anything' in the ambulance, so they did a blood alcohol test on me (accident happened at ca. half seven on a Thursday morning, blood alcohol 0% ). I mended up just fine.

To add insult to injury (this is the funny part), I failed to have a valid bicycle vignette on my Velo, and later received a fine of CHF 500.- for 'not controlling my vehicle' (CHF 100.-) and 'lack of a vignette' (CHF 40.-). The rest were administrative costs. I was told I had to pay it, or fight it in court...which I would lose as I really didn't have a Vignette on the bike

Needless to say, both of my bikes now don a valid Vignette for 2008

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