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To STILL be embarassed 2 weeks later (Firemen related)

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OMGwhyohwhy Wed 30-May-12 21:59:52

Hi Ive namecanged as IRL this is TOTALLY identifiable (sp??)

Two weeks ago I was just about to turn in for the night when I decided to put into our loft a large piece of loft flooring.

2.4m by 80cm or so.

I stood on the ladder and got DS1 (13) to help me.

All was going well untill the board went past the "tipping point" at which point it over balanced and trapped me.

I had started the whole thing wrong and so ended up facing backwards on the loft ladder with the (bloody rather heavy) board trapping my neck against the lost hatch surround.

NOT a good situation to be in. I was carrying the weight of the loft board and was slipping further and further down so was getting more and more trapped.

The DCs got my nephew round to help but when he moved the board it just trapped me futher.

Que calls to 999 and me shouting from the loft to their request for an ambulance " I AM breathing, do NOT send a paramedic !!!"

Soooooo, much to my relief the firemen arrived and I am quickly freed.

TWO engines ( shame , shame) and a paramedic car ( double shame)


and here is my AIBU fot STILL cringing every time I think of it.

I was wearing my swimming costume .

Im just cringing as I sit here, sigh ... will it EVERY go away

squeakytoy Wed 30-May-12 22:02:07

come on.. you have to tell us why you had a swimming costume on... had you been practising standing on a diving board using this loft board??? grin

hermionestranger Wed 30-May-12 22:02:08

HAHAHAHAHAHA! That's not what you want to hear, but hahahahahaha!

OMGwhyohwhy Wed 30-May-12 22:04:06

As I came down the ladder to 5 firemen in full rig I said
"Oh its like a fantasy, Ill cross it off my bucket list "

titferbrains Wed 30-May-12 22:04:14

sorry, can only titter at this

Hassled Wed 30-May-12 22:04:33

Why why why? You were about to turn in for the night - is that what you sleep in?

Cassettetapeandpencil Wed 30-May-12 22:05:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OMGwhyohwhy Wed 30-May-12 22:05:30

I did see the funny side , once id calmed down a bit ( got a bit wobbly for moment)
but OMG of ALL the days !!!

WHY !!!

OMGwhyohwhy Wed 30-May-12 22:06:03

I dont sleep in a swimming costume

slowlyburningcalories Wed 30-May-12 22:07:04

I'm crying, I'm sorry, DH thinks it's perfectly normal to wear a swimming costume to fit loft boards. Keeps the dust off your clothes

onepieceofcremeegg Wed 30-May-12 22:07:22


omletta Wed 30-May-12 22:07:39

So why? Oh why?

McHappyPants2012 Wed 30-May-12 22:08:35

pmsl that all i can say, and in my family this would be a story that comes up with all the other old stories are told.

OMGwhyohwhy Wed 30-May-12 22:08:36

It was one of those moments when you think

"Ive been looking at the blasted board for a WEEK, Im going to put it in the Loft NOW "

RedBlanket Wed 30-May-12 22:09:15

How awful for you <snigger>

Swimming costume?

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Wed 30-May-12 22:09:46

LOL at 'cross it off my bucket list' grin

MummysLittleSunbeams Wed 30-May-12 22:12:52

Heeheeheeheeheehee sorry that's the funniest thing I've ever read!!!! grin

AngryBeaver Wed 30-May-12 22:13:28

Oh,that is priceless!Well done.Well done. <holds up a 10 > grin

OMGwhyohwhy Wed 30-May-12 22:13:51

The swimming costume followed a ( I like to think) logical sequence.

a) Decided to try on new costume for DD to "OK"
b) Decide to put board in loft
c) Think , no point in getting dressed, Im off to bed in a mo.
d) Think, Dont put on robe, it will get in the way.

OBV c and d were taken with out the thought of 5 firemen.

they were treated to my lower portion only on the ladder, as hairy as a yetti (I could have PLATTED my leg hair) and my first word to them ( even before i was rescued ) was

"I can explain the swimming costume"

Sittinginthesun Wed 30-May-12 22:14:56

DH and I laughing! Were you trying on your swimming suit and suddenly decided that the loft floor just couldn't wait?

MummysLittleSunbeams Wed 30-May-12 22:16:28

Omg actually crying now!! grin

Thetokengirl Wed 30-May-12 22:16:49

YANBU. Reckon you should be embarrassed for a bit longer--like twenty years-- yet.

So, why a swimming costume?

Go on, you know you want to tell us. grin

D0G Wed 30-May-12 22:17:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Thetokengirl Wed 30-May-12 22:17:39

Thanks o telling [ grin]

Knittingmamma Wed 30-May-12 22:20:07

Priceless!!! grin

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