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To STILL be embarassed 2 weeks later (Firemen related)

(122 Posts)
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

OMGwhyohwhy Wed 30-May-12 22:21:28

Id only bought the blasted thing that day.

Its not even that it was figure hugging and well cut.

It was sized for 12-13 year olds ( A very "fetching" multicoloured version from asda) but it wa cheap and i was only "just" outside the height range.

Que ddrollign eys at me as id be in the same costume as her friends.

Not so much angelina jolie as angleina balerina ( oh the leg hair was terrible !!!)

BikeRunSki Wed 30-May-12 22:21:39

I think the whole fire crew + engines has to go out together when they go out at alm in case they are all called away to a, ahem, proper incident.

<mother of three year old obsessed with fire fighters, read a lot of books about firemen>

OMGwhyohwhy Wed 30-May-12 22:22:11

DOH "DD rolling eyes at me"

PissyDust Wed 30-May-12 22:23:22

PMSL. Sorry. So very funny grin

To help make you feel better I once had a fire crew called because I got my arm trapped between a fridge and a shelving unit and they had to saw me free.

I was heavily pregnant and only wearing DH's boxers and a vest top [cringe]

To make matters worse I was alone when I became stuck and had to shout for help, a neightbour climbed over my garden fence to come and call 999 help.

BellaOfTheBalls Wed 30-May-12 22:25:19

I'm crying.

It genuinely sounds like a sketch from Miranda.

Noqontrol Wed 30-May-12 22:25:20

Oh my god that's fucking hilarious. YANBU to be cringing 2 weeks later. Or even 2 years later gringringrin

MadamFolly Wed 30-May-12 22:25:48

At least you wern't naked grin

Sam1973 Wed 30-May-12 22:26:46

Thanks OP, that will keep me smiling for weeks grin)

BeautyBoo Wed 30-May-12 22:27:56

Hahaha. At least whenever you feel down you can think about this and have a little giggle! Bet you cheered up the firemen aswell, they were probably having a terribly boring shift until you called!!

julieann42 Wed 30-May-12 22:28:26

I haven't laughed so much since I read the thread about the spray painted pigeon!

OMGwhyohwhy Wed 30-May-12 22:28:39

I tried to put a jolly "spin" on the whole thing and was chatting to the firemen about how they must go to

"all sorts of embarassing situations, at least there wasnt a large cucumber involved"

Fire mans reply

"On that note, we're leaving "

OMGwhyohwhy Wed 30-May-12 22:29:22

they will have talked about this at the station wont they , they will I just KNOW it

fishface2 Wed 30-May-12 22:29:52

Thanks for sharing this - brilliant

ravenlocks Wed 30-May-12 22:30:13

Just snorted with laughter!! Oh, and why did you wait 2 weeks to tell us this??

Thetokengirl Wed 30-May-12 22:31:40

large cucumber
grin It just gets better.
Thank you for cheering me up. Off to bed now must remember not to put on swimming costume and get head stuck

HumpheadWrasse Wed 30-May-12 22:31:49

grin thanks for this OP

flamingtoaster Wed 30-May-12 22:33:05

Absolutely brilliant - I think they should invite you to one of their training sessions so they can re-create the rescue. smile

OMGwhyohwhy Wed 30-May-12 22:33:25

Raven : I kept thinking of posting then thought no, its not THAT bad, if i stop thinking of it it will all just gooooo away.

I think this is the psychilogical (sp) way of "lancing the boil" so to speak,.

OliverCromwellLivesOn Wed 30-May-12 22:36:07

Tell me you didn't really make the cucumber remark!

MrsBucketxx Wed 30-May-12 22:36:12

has to be a mn classic.

soon funny grin

Restrainedrabbit Wed 30-May-12 22:36:14

May I be the first to say this needs to be in Classics grin

QwertyQueen Wed 30-May-12 22:36:28


ravenlocks Wed 30-May-12 22:37:25


OMGwhyohwhy Wed 30-May-12 22:37:39

AS they were getting me out there was a moments discussion between them as to which way they should take the board e.g. up into the loft or down in to the hall.

Que me shouting " Up , up, go over me , I dont want it BACK in the hall"

OMGwhyohwhy Wed 30-May-12 22:38:24

Oliver : I did , I really did, ( Oh God) I balme the rush of endorhins or whatever

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