Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Party Trick

Last night while out drinking with my work mates I witnessed a strange event. We were sat in a bar, called O Bar, that has two levels and the stairs come down into the main bar where we were drinking.

So, all of a sudden there was a loud crash a we just saw a guy fall, from about half way up the stairs, down onto the floor. It looked like he'd landed on his head and there was a half sympathetic groan from most of the people sat around. The guy got up, rubbed his head a bit and went about his business claiming to be ok. His mates were having a good old chuckle about it and so with everyone healthy and no blood spilt on the floor we carried on with our night out.

About quarter of an hour later I crossed paths with one of the friends of the guy who had fallen. "Is your mate ok?" I asked, "That really looked like it hurt!"

The friend, who was wearing a fantastic, chequered, lumberjack style shirt I must add, just laughed.

"That's his party trick!" he said "He just chucks himself down stairs for fun."

I just looked at the guy in disbelief

"He's much better when he's wearing his slippy shoes you know" the friend added as he left.

Wonders never cease!


Sephiroth said...

Just thought I'd say hi as I'm trying to visit and comment on as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can. :)

Very strange trick, that. But if it works for him, so be it. :)

The Trainer said...

I can only point out that your output is as bad as mine. Thankfully i've not been reduced to telling old Jimmy Tarbuck jokes as a blog. Shame on you as a writer my friend.

Martina said...

I think Steve already wrote about it, didn't he?!?

bradfields said...

Old Jimmy Tarbuck jokes?? This whole event did actually occur while I was present, or are you suggesting that the guy and his friends set the whole thing up so that they could reenact a Jimmy Tarbuck joke which I then write about.

I'm very confused by your comment Mr Trainer!