Bitch on the Blog

November 18, 2016

Tripped up

Filed under: Errors,Ethics,Exasperation — bitchontheblog @ 18:22

Looney, his sceptiscm and the law of probability notwithstanding – November is unfolding as I hoped it wouldn’t. Normally I rate reliability highly. Not when it comes to November. I had such high hopes for a nice surprise. November being out of character – just for once.

Yes, so lost my grip. Not metaphorically – though it can only be a matter of time before even I hang up my coat of tattered nerves; but literally. I literally lost my grip.

At times like this one wishes one lived in the “United” States of America and their sue you for damages culture.

It’s ok. I am sure I’ll mend. What I find distasteful, and always will, how people so easily go on the DEFENSIVE. Where my fall occurred it was the premises’ owner’s utter negligence. When I first reported this to his shop it was mainly to prevent the same occurring to someone else. I don’t chime in with my father’s take on humankind, namely that x % are pretty stupid. However, I will concede that some people’s reasoning will leave a lot to be desired.

Never mind. Upshot being that, in my estimate, the hassle of getting recompense for pain and loss of earnings isn’t worth the battle. Rarely do I carry utter disdain in my heart – I offered the guy a jokey and amicable “settlement”. No doing. How very short sighted of him. And I am not the vengeful kind.



  1. I’m so sorry to hear this. 😦 Best of luck for the rest of the month.

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — November 18, 2016 @ 19:32 | Reply

    • Don’ be sorry, Jean. Though thanks. I was in two minds whether to even post my latest “failing” – Oh my god, I thought to myself, what must Jean be thinking about me.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — November 18, 2016 @ 22:34 | Reply

  2. I agree with Jean. Hope that you have better luck far beyond November.

    So far as the “sue you for damages culture,” it’s not as rampant as it might sometimes sound. The big problem is the “ambulance” chaser lawyers. We’ve had a couple of accidents where insurance settled to our satisfaction, yet received unsolicited mail from lawyers wanting to represent us for months afterward.

    Comment by Mike — November 18, 2016 @ 21:07 | Reply

    • Thanks, Mike, one lives in hope despite of it.

      “Ambulance chasers”? Well, they can take their sirens somewhere else. Only a few days ago someone phoned to remind me of an accident I never had in a car I never possessed. So far so fine. What is not so fine when they (remember THEY called ME) just put the phone down on me without so much as a “sorry” and “good bye”. Never mind. It must be a very hard crust indeed to earn your living like that.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — November 18, 2016 @ 22:39 | Reply

  3. We’re over half way to the end, now. Maybe you could stay in bed for the rest of November?

    Comment by Shoshanah — November 19, 2016 @ 01:26 | Reply

    • You say that, Shoshanah. But what if – remember it’s November – the dustmites in my duvet eat me alive? Can you imagine what that’d look like on my death certificate? Not that I care much about appearances but the last thing I need is to embarrass the Angel on top of his grief for his mother.

      “We’re over half way to the end” you say. Indeed. And you have given me an idea. Should I still be compos mentis and fully functioning as next November approaches I’ll fashion myself a November Calendar – counting the days down as an Advent calendar does to Christmas. Thirty daily messages of hope, encouragement, reprimands with the odd bit of garlic thrown in to fend off evil.

      19 November greetings,

      Comment by bitchontheblog — November 19, 2016 @ 09:38 | Reply

  4. It appears that a set of skateboarding pads along with a helmet can be obtained for about £20.

    Comment by Looney — November 19, 2016 @ 02:55 | Reply

    • About £20.00? Yes, a gentle reminder …

      Mind you, not the price I remember when, some years ago, I kitted out the Angel (and myself) to slide along the promenade (on rollerskates). My sliding gliding career cut short, his taking him to dizzying heights of skateboarding.

      So, my dear Looney, what would you recommend how to bolster myself against all other vicissitudes lurking in the crevices of life? Not all protection is padding which can be bought, and the price you pay for some, and I am being deliberately cryptic here, is ok for some yet way too HIGH for me.

      Hope November is being kind to you – not least after your own recent dip,


      Comment by bitchontheblog — November 19, 2016 @ 09:53 | Reply

  5. Don’t step out of the house though you could always trip and fall in the bathroom. But now that you are up and about and the grip seems to be working, venture forth and face the dangers that lurk in all nooks and corners and share all your aventures with us.

    Comment by rummuser — November 19, 2016 @ 10:41 | Reply

    • You know, Ramana, I wish someone somewhere would take me seriously.

      I do realize as some of you (?, I mean us) get older that the more older than me are more preoccupied with physical ailments than I am. Whilst, yes, I did have another literal fall, I am more concerned with the metaphorical fallout of what those falls signify. To put it another way, Ramana. I need to get a grip, a foothold (metaphorically speaking), a BREAK (metaphorically speaking). An Easter Egg hunt is easier than finding that elusive break in this strange spiral I find myself in.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — November 19, 2016 @ 15:05 | Reply

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