05 December 2005

A true story. Two, in fact.

Mrs. B is visiting Mrs. H, her neighbour. Mrs. H is running a bath for one of her kids. Suddenly the tap (i.e. faucet, American speakers...) breaks off, and water splurts in all directions.

Panicked, the two women run around collecting towels and rugs to put around the bath to stop the incessant torrent. To no avail - the water runs out very quickly, and the bath is already full. Mrs. B decides to go (run!) and get her husband.


Mr. B comes over. Takes in the scene, the wet towels and the panicking women - who are shouting: "what are we going to do?!" Mr. B looks into the bath, then calmly suggests: "well, let's start by pulling out the stopper"...

So...

I guess this was only slightly less embarrassing than what
Mira Craig did last night... She was support for The Fugees who played Oslo last night. Feeling that she was doing a great gig she decided for a spectacular exit - and stagedived. The audience politely stepped aside. She broke one kneecap and hurt the other one. But her ego was hurt the most...

5 comments:

Riannan said...

Actually, it's worth learning how to turn off your water at the source, usually under a sink, then troubleshooting the plug...

Claire said...

A broken kneecap?! It really won't take long for that to hurt more than the ego. Ouch!

Note to self: don't stagedive in Norway no matter how tempting.

"D" said...

umm... sounds like something I would have done... oy...

Chloe said...

oh my god.
that must have been a huge blow to her ego. I am always amazed when people do that. It requires huge amounts of trust of foolishness to throw yourself to the ground.

Sam said...

Idiot. Who'd jump off a stage anyway?