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@$@%#!!!! Rear ended last night!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by skalogre, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Stelios

    If it makes you feel any better, on the third day of our trip out here (today) I would have died if my motorbike hadn't been bigger than his. As it is I thought my finger was broken, but now it just seems to be busted. Dude decided lanes weren't for him, decided to join me in my lane. Head on. Yeah I have a lot that I owe in posts right now. [​IMG]

    Tom


    Woah. Glad you're ok, Tom.
    Btw, Fok has a point. There better be a lengthy post about this much vaunted trip [​IMG]
     
  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    You and Matt had better start posting about this trip soon.

    dayumm....near death by head on collision on motorbikes....there'd better also be whores, coke and A2M in the full story

    glad yer ok man
     
  3. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    Yeah was an interesting one.

    This guy apparently went around me - I was about 20 meters in front of Tom at the time - and then just sort of settled on the wrong side of the road, and despite a roaring tiger02, he didnt look up, and finally saw Tom in time to swerve and clip the side of Tom's bike. I heard a 'pop' sound behind me, but thought nothing of it. Apparently he then went flying off the bike while Tom somehow managed to stay upright.

    Unawares, I had gotten a few hundred meters ahead. Looked around. No Tom. Stopped. Waited. No Tom.

    Rode back, saw scene, thought 'oh fuck, im gonna have to post his obit on SF' but then see him standing with his bike, another bike sprawled out. Traffic stopped.

    Some guy standing up bleeding profusely and being held up by a rapidly gathering crowd. Much chattering and pointing.

    I asked Tom if he was ok. He said something to the effect of "my wittle fingie hurts"

    I said "OK then lets get out of here, everything is your fault, even if its not, everything is your fault"

    Fled and got the full story half hour later when we had put enough distance between us and everyone to stop again.

    Think he is still feeling a little guilty about that whole fleeing-the-scene thing, but if we didnt, wed still be trying to explain ourselves to the local Cong An or otherwise Tom would have ended up up to his eyeballs in paying off Mr Bleeding.

    The finger has gotten progressively festier. He is at the doctor at the moment getting the black, blue (and strangely turning green) pinky looked at. I think the last thing he wants is to get it fixed, at the moment its screaming honorable discharge.

    Speaking of discharge, he is off to Bangkok tonight....
     
  4. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    Watch out Tom, I hear it makes a hard man humble.
     
  5. tiger02

    tiger02 Well-Known Member

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    Watch out Tom, I hear it makes a hard man humble.
    Oh, it wasn't so bad

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Well-Known Member

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    The really, truly sad thing here is that my first thought was: "Wow, lots of girls, go Tom", but my immediate second thought was: "Tom manages to pull off that red-but-dangerously-close-to-pink shirt really well."

    I need to spend less time on this site.
     
  7. Huntsman

    Huntsman Well-Known Member

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    I said "OK then lets get out of here, everything is your fault, even if its not, everything is your fault"


    Doesn't that generally put something of a damper on things?
     
  8. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    Annoys me on certain things

    Im trying to move house at the moment and found a great place with a horrible landlord, and in those situations for example, a contract between me and him will be unenforceable from my side and watertight from his....this happened to one of my best mates here who had a landlord that used to crank his rent after a bad day at the track - knowing that the clause that said 'rent fixed for one year' would be easily overlooked if the foreigner complains - but 'deposit forfeited if tenant leaves before completion' is rock solid if he tries to leave and the local complains.

    BUT....in general the positives outweight the negatives. Can do whatever the hell you want here and no one will mess with me cos I am white (providing we dont cause too much damage)...hell the simple fact that Tom was on a bike with no license having never ridden one before kinda proves that. I mean 20 of us are going to race motorbikes (Chaly Rally II) next weekend. No licenses. Speeding across private property. Likely drunk. Extremely illegally modified bikes. No one will say a word. Weve paid off the chief of police on the island 500000 dong ($30) and a bottle of black label to leave us all alone - and he has given all of us his personal phone number so if any cop stops us, we just give him a call and immunity kicks in.

    Similarly Ive got friends who run casinos in the front rooms of their houses and know guys who own bars that have illegal poker games. These are social evils. They all have strict 'no local' policies, because if a local comes in and plays, loses money, he goes to the police, everything gets shut down. Keep it among ourselves, no problem. Police drop in, buy them a drink, they leave you alone.

    So yeah, if you have an issue that involves locals, brace yourself. Keep to yourself, and you can do whatever you want.
     

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