Thursday, 19 February 2015

Breaking....Bad

I am not a well chicken. Aside from a sore throat and chesty cough that seems to have lingered for days I am also now sporting a wrist splint on my right hand for a small break in my thumb and a sling     on my left arm for a crack in my humerus (and trust me it is anything but!) and also my forearm - all as a result of taking a flying leap over the extendable handle of some young ladies wheeled overnight bag. I landed full weight on my left arm with some additional damage on the right. I was assured by the Samaritan like passers by that it was a Tom-Daleyesque effort....but without the Speedos....😄

The lady in question did not even bother to see how I was - she was far more concerned about getting into her waiting taxi, obviously en route to a pressing and hugely important engagement, than to worry about little old me lying sprawled on the pavement.

Luckily help was on hand and I was soon back on my way home and the inevitable wait at the local hospital.

So I am off work and am both ill and damaged - and feeling rather sorry for myself. Nothing serious but wearing, painful and tedious.

I am not going to bother attempting to paint anything for a few days so will instead concentrate on the rules for the Jutland project and also my plans for something 1815 related.


24 comments:

Paul O'G said...

So sorry to hear that my friend. Get better soon!
It is a well known fact that buying new wargame materials, watching war movies, engaging in modeling projects and playing games all assist recovery!

Jim Duncan said...

DC

Hope you are better soon, make the most of your 'break(s)', apologies for the pun.

One can always hope that the 'lady' in question will get her dues in short order. Sounds like she deserves it.

Jonathan Freitag said...

Wow! That is a terrible misadventure.
Hope you see a speedy recovery.

David Crook said...

Hi Paul,

I am putting that theory to the test as I write! It is a pain to be sure but will be short lived. I hope to be back in action soon!

All the best,

DC

David Crook said...

Hi Jim,

I like to think that failed to spot all 6ft and 15 stone of me.....:-)

All the best,

DC

David Crook said...

Hi Jonathan,

Many thanks old chap! I am sure all will be well sooner rather than later.

All the best,

DC

A.W. KITCHEN said...

Hope you get better soon - sad you can't paint at moment , Tony

David Crook said...

Hi Tony,

Cheers old chap! I need to lay in some new paints before the next batch of figures so the enforced break (no pun intended!) is no bad thing really.

I can catch up on some reading though.

All the best,

DC

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

David,

What a way to get injured! I must admit that wheely cases are a bugbear of mine ... even though I own some. Mind you, we only use the handles when moving our cases around in our cabin and not when going aboard ship or on the dockside.

People pull them along without regard to the space they take up nor the danger they are to others. I almost did what you did recently trying to get off a tube train. The person with the wheely case stood in everyone's way and did not make a move to get off ... until other passengers did, at which point they suddenly yanked the handle out, and began to push their way towards the door. I just managed to avoid falling over the case as they pulled it in front of me ... and had my feet run over instead!

I hope your injuries mend very quickly so that you can get back to working on your current projects.

All the best,

Bob

David Crook said...

Hi Bob,

Many thanks for the good wishes. I often see these cases in use during peak commuter times and have had several near misses in the past. They are certainly candidates for Room 101!

All the best,

DC

tradgardmastare said...

Sorry to hear of your misfortune ,hope you will feel better soon.
Alan

David Crook said...

Hi Alan,

It is a damned nuisance and thr chesty cough completes my misery but I am sure all will be well sooner rather than later.

All the best,

DC

Tim Gow said...

Did you fail your saving roll? Bad luck old chap.

David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

More like a critical hit methinks!

All the best,

DC

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Sorry to hear this. A good reminder to us all to make the best of life as one never knows what lies ahead. Could be a wheelie bag lying in ambush!

Ross

David Crook said...

Hi Ross,

It was a beautifully executed flank attack.for sure!

It's not serious, just very frustrating.

All the best.

DC

Spiderweb of History said...

Hope you feel better and the healing process goes smoothly!

Lee Hadley said...

Ouch. All the best for a speedo recovery!!

David Crook said...

Hi Lee,

Many thanks old chap! Not sure about the Speedos though.....:-)

Kind Regards

DC

David Crook said...

Hi Spiderweb,

So do I for sure!

All the best,

DC

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Sorry to hear about your misfortune
All the best David

If there is any truth about Karma the said "young lady" will be growing older somewhere drinking cold coffee waiting for an international flight that's been delayed

Or am old old, bitter and twisted ;)

David Crook said...

Hi Geordie,

I like to think that she did not see what happened but then I always look for the good in people....

It could have been worse - after all, she might have missed her taxi.....

All the best,

DC

legatus hedlius said...

Oh dear! I hate wheely cases - I always want to kick them!

Apart from the obvious danger of trailing something behind yo, the people who have them always seem to stop dead at the bottom of stairs or escalators to fiddle with the handle and then at the top again causing, a pile up. They should be banned on the London underground or you should have to pass a wheely bag proficiency test before you are allowed to drag one. Hope you get better quickly!

David Crook said...

Hi Legatus,

Many thanks old chap! I have often seen 'near misses' with these things and they are a menace as far as I am concerned.

All the best,

DC