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to ask if you've ever twisted your ankle and then snogged the gentleman who rushes to your assistance?

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squoosh Wed 16-Mar-16 16:17:18

I never have but it seems to be a well-used romantic set up on TV and in films. That Marianne in Sense and Sensibility went for the double whammy, she twisted her ankle and got caught in the rain before that bounder Willoughby rushed along to save her. If I twisted my ankle I'd be too busying yelling 'Ow, ow, my fucking ankle. The bastarding thing has twisted. Ow, ow'.

Maybe I'd be too self-involved to recognise it as a prime snogging opportunity.

XiCi Wed 16-Mar-16 16:20:32

I have as a matter of fact, in a nightclub when I was 18. He was lovely. Brings back memories smile

MaxPepsi Wed 16-Mar-16 16:22:17

Well sort of yes.

But I was pissed and would probably have snogged him anyway, regardless of the fact I did literally fall at his feet blush

grin grin

TranquilityofSolitude Wed 16-Mar-16 16:23:09

That's almost how I met my DH - except I broke my ankle and he came to the hospital with me in the ambulance.

brujo Wed 16-Mar-16 16:25:06

Only time I've done that I got carried home by a passing strange man - but I was only around 7 possibly 8.

My friends accompanied me - but parents were still annoyed with me that I accepted help.

squoosh Wed 16-Mar-16 16:25:41


I have been missing opportunities!

BrownAjah Wed 16-Mar-16 16:25:42

No. I'm not graceful enough to fall delicately at the feet of a handsome gent. I'm more of a skirt-over-head-coffee-down-the-front kind of girl...

DangerMouth Wed 16-Mar-16 16:27:57

Yes, but l was 16 and drunk

GunShotResidue Wed 16-Mar-16 16:28:23

Yes, but I was already married to him, not sure if that counts. He did leave me on the floor for a few minutes before coming to help me (I'm very clumsy and slightly dramatic) but was very good once he realised I was genuinely hurt.

DramaAlpaca Wed 16-Mar-16 16:29:59

I fell in the street & twisted my ankle back in January. I was very touched that four total strangers stopped to help me up & make sure I was OK.

Sadly, none of them were remotely snoggable.

To add insult to injury I discovered I'd landed in a pile of dog shit, so any pretence at being ladylike and dignified went out of the window. I swore very loudly and then burst into tears.

So if a lovely gentleman had happened to come along, I wasn't very snoggable either sad

squoosh Wed 16-Mar-16 16:33:35

You're right Drama, dog shit definitely doesn't feature in this scenario. Neither does having to choose between your four knights!

Just as well really if they were all mingers.

doceodocere Wed 16-Mar-16 16:35:29

I always do this. It's just good manners.

EBearhug Wed 16-Mar-16 16:45:40

When I have twisted my ankles (and at one point in my early 20s, this was an annoyingly common occurrence, which took years to sort out,) it never happened in front of anyone who was at all inclined to assist me, whether snoggable or not.

GooseberryRoolz Wed 16-Mar-16 16:50:46

This makes me want to throw myself off a small step. So romantic <sigh>

KurriKurri Wed 16-Mar-16 16:54:14

No - I am not elegant enough in my accidents.

I once tripped over the garden hose when the oil delivery man was here.
I caught my foot on it, sort of bowled along the driveway flipped over, crashed onto my bum and flopped backwards banging my head on the garage door.

He just stared at me in amazement, then said 'are you alright ?' So I struggled to my feet and said 'oh yes, I'm fine' as if it were my normal way of getting from A to B.

He made no attempt to snog me sad

squoosh Wed 16-Mar-16 16:58:49

That was rude of him Kurri. Especially after all the effort you made to lure him into a snog.

OnePlanOnHouzz Wed 16-Mar-16 16:59:14

Lol - just waiting for DH to get home and I will try it !!!! wink

GooseberryRoolz Wed 16-Mar-16 17:03:13

So I struggled to my feet and said 'oh yes, I'm fine' as if it were my normal way of getting from A to B.


Maybe if you'd sobbed prettily into a lace-edged handkerchief?

gabsdot Wed 16-Mar-16 17:08:02

I actually did twist my ankle the other day, or rather I turned on my ankle while coming down the steps of an apartment building I was visiting.
No one was around to see for which I was grateful. It wasn't graceful and I swore

DiseasesOfTheSheep Wed 16-Mar-16 18:09:31

I'm totally going to give this a try. I can't be any less successful than I already am. I rarely sprain things in public places but I must try harder. My social life demands it!

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Wed 16-Mar-16 18:14:53

I picked up someone once with a sprained ankle. We did not snog, 99% because we were married to other people, and 1% because he was an anaesthetist and might untraceably kill me during my next arthroscopiy.

EverySongbirdSays Wed 16-Mar-16 18:16:30

I have always wanted to be born aloft and carried off by a roguish scoundrel. Has never happened to me - alas!

VoyageOfDad Wed 16-Mar-16 19:34:41

I once on the train saw a handsome youngish besuited man at the end of the carriage , seated, quietly reading the paper.

A young woman , also good looking, entered the carriage through the door from the adjacent carriage.

At the point she entered the carriage, the train must of crossed the points and the whole train lurched left / right and she lost her balance and landed straight in his lap, and as he was holding a paper his arms were sort of around her when she fell.

It was a classic moment and I truly wished they'd snogged. Perfect moment really, but they just exchanged embarrassed laughs and went their separate ways.

GreatFuckability Wed 16-Mar-16 20:15:46

yeah...Matt.....I still have very fond memories of Matt picking me up off the floor and whispering 'you're a useless twat' in my ear. it was proper romantic.

MadisonMontgomery Wed 16-Mar-16 20:22:11

Ahh this will be why I'm single then - my ankles are unfortunately resolutely sturdy & untwisted.

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