Don't get distracted, or else you'll pay for it dearly.
March 2, 2012 11:53am CST
About 18 years ago, I visited my sister's family at their new home; situated at the top of a hill, in the country. After greeting them, I was encouraged to tour the community, to which I agreed. I borrowed one of my nephew's children size bicycle and proceeded to ride it down the windingly sloped road, which was approximately one hundred metres long. I was enjoying both the ride and the beautiful scenery, when about 50 metres into the journey downhill, I saw three lovely women observing my adventure from the verandah of their house. As soon as I waved to these ladies, to my horror, three dogs joined the party! The next thing I recalled was that I got distracted and crashed into a sandheap, which was at the side of the road. To my surprise, as soon as I crashed into the sand heap, everybody disappeared! I mean, both the ladies and the dogs vanished, leaving me to push the wrecked bicycle up the road, with bruised hands, knees, and ego exposed! On my return to my sister's home a while later, I had no choice but to tell her of my ordeal. First, her family laughted 'me to ridicule', because they thought that my 'adventure' went sour. Afterwards, she attended to my physical wounds.
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8 May 12
That's a lesson to learn while riding a cycle LOL. I must say what an unforgettable experience you had back there. You know what, you still lucky as you only have those bruises and these dogs? Thank god for not joining your misery there for I can't even imagine if you could still run against them. About the ladies? maybe they're gone for a purpose, it's either they don't want you to feel more embarrassed in their presence or you just showed a poor performance enough to turn their back on you. LOL
8 May 12
Lance26, you are correct in saying that my situation was an unforgettable one.., but on reflection, it (the event) could have been more dramatic indeed! For example, what could be the outcome if the dogs had not disappeared, but these animals proceeded to attack me while I was lodged in the 'sand heap'? Perhaps, I would have received a few dog bites as well as bruises, and a deflated ego. As for the women, maybe it was a good thing that they also vanished at the time of my ordeal. Why? It could be possible that these women opted to flee the scene because of the fear of being 'held liable' for my injuries -as their animals caused my accident- as a consequence of not having their dogs properly secured in their homes! Perhaps, I was fortunate to be spared of the additional drama that could have followed, as a result of experiencing that fateful fall from off the bicycle.
9 May 12
Ohh.. So these dogs are theirs. Are they really the one who caused your accident or something else? (JK LOL)These dogs must have been jealous of you for catching these girls attention. Dogs are somewhat this type LOL. About these women, they will indeed liable whether they disappear or not. And yes they might have been avoided possible confrontation. Then again it would be a good gesture if they give you a hand in there in dispense for what their dogs have caused you. But would you rather be of help and expose your odd situation or you still prefer to do your thing alone like you did?
10 May 12
All I wanted was to get out of the situation and get cleaned up. Certainly, if this incident had happenned to my child or my sister's child-who lived there with them in the same community- then the outcome and my behavior would have been different. Anyway, all I had to do at the time was to explain my ordeal to my sister and 'man up' to the consequences (which included being laughted at by all and sundry!). Lance26, thanks for sharing in my dilemma, and I appreciate your understanding of the situation involved, ok? Best wishes.