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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Lenny3, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've flown for thousands of miles.
    Planes, helicopters, crop sprayers, things that bounced down runways, and skidded to a stop with all the doors iced up so they had to be de-iced before they could be opened.
    Easyjet punching grandmas for seats is nothing by comparison.
     
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    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    But
    Boat. I had a few experiences, and to be honest, you can't swim. It's a few degrees above freezing,even if you're now in a lifeboat, (I was qualified to launch, and drive lifeboats, from a burning wreck) or be in a survival suit, you're on seconds, or maybe a minute or two. Burning wreck was a better option probably. (I still check the lifeboats on the Dover Calais ferry, how sad is that?)
    Train. On tracks, you can't turn the wheel, and the carriage in front won't forgive you.
    Car. - Truck and it's stopped in front.

    Plane.
    Clear sky, nothing but you and a cloud.
    And the only way is down, any landing you walk away from is a good one.

    Not having a go, just anything will kill you one day, and I'm probably on a dare, so maybe you shouldn't listen to my ramblings.
     
  3. Lenny3

    Lenny3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have got a spray called Zero in, smells minty. I do need to go around with that again. I think these last couple of months have been attacks from inside. I believe there was a nest under my kitchen sink unit. But now that's all gone, I'm hoping for some peaceful evenings.
     
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  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    It's a well known fact that more people die after being kicked by a donkey than in plane crashes. I have to tell myself that every time I fly. I do fly and have been on many long haul flights, but I never sleep and always keep my eyes firmly on the cabin staff to see if their expressions change. :eek:
     
  5. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I sleep all the time. If the cabin staff are panicking, I figure the best I could offer would be to join in.
    Even on helicopters I used to sleep. Admittedly, I closed the survival suit up, I figured I'd have a head start if I woke up with water around my feet then.
     
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    Anie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Planes are the same for me, I would love not to restrict my family by being able to bring myself to go in a plane on holiday. My other (and I think bigger fear) is SNAKES!!! I know the are not slimy, I have tried to overcome this by going into reptile houses, but it hasn't worked!
     
  7. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I guess 'Snakes on a Plane' isn't your top film then?
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Groan :nailbiting:
     
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