Deadly Wheelies

Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 1st November 2009


The other evening - I was going to a Battle of Britian Memorial Fund Function at the RAF Club.  Of course I'd left my Poppy at home and thought I couldn't possibly go to the Club 'Poppyless'.  So on Green Park station I purchased another - stepped back and fell backwards over a Wheelie Case being pulled by an American Gentleman.  He must have come very close behind me with no spacial awareness.  He apologised and, though shaken I accepted his apology and went on my way.  After walking a short distance my left elbow felt rather cold - it was bleeding quite profusely.  I patched myself up with 4 sticking plasters and an RAF Club paper serviette stuffed up my sleeve and proceeded to enjoy the function.  I did actually have a very nasty V-shaped gash about one and a half inches in length.  I suppose it needed stitching but I was loathe to take myself off to A & E at a London Hospital - thinking that by the time I'd sat around for hours, the wound would be past stitching anyway and then how would I get home?

So now, I've had a Tetanus jab, am on antibiotics and have an Elbow which is incredibly sore and is still bleeding 4 days after the incident.    I will also have a nasty scar - well it could have been worse - I might have fallen the other way onto my face.

So please, do be careful how you 'drive' your Wheelie and the same goes for those of you who wear knapsacks on your backs.  No spacial awareness - and how often do you turn around totally unaware of that extra 'lump' or excrescence behind you and either hit or narrowly miss another member of the public.

I really am becoming a 'Grumpy Old Woman' - GOW.

Take care,  Jan

You wouldn't credit it - it nearly happened again.  I was purchasing a train ticket and stepped back from the counter into another damned 'wheelie' stuck way out in front of a woman in the queue.

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