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Thread: Monday funny!

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    Talking Monday funny!

    True story..... This guy has no equal!!!Possibly the funniest story in
    > a long while. This is a bricklayer's accident report, which was
    > printed in the newsletter of the Australian equivalent of the Workers'
    > Compensation board. This is a true story. Had this guy died, he'd have
    > received a Darwin Award for sure....
    > ---------------------
    > Dear Sir "I am writing in response to your request for additional
    > information in Block 3 of the accident report form. I put "poor
    > planning" as the cause of my accident. You asked for a fuller
    > explanation and I trust the following details will be sufficient.
    > I am a bricklayer by trade. On the day of the accident, I was working
    > alone on the roof of a new six-storey building. When I completed my
    > work, I found that I had some bricks left over which, when weighed
    > later were found to be slightly in excess of 500 lbs. Rather than
    > carry the bricks down by hand, I decided to lower them in a barrel by
    > using a pulley, which was attached to the side of the building on the
    > sixth floor. Securing the rope at ground level, I went up to the roof,
    > swung the barrel out and loaded the bricks into it. Then I went down
    > and untied the rope, holding it tightly to ensure a slow descent of
    > the bricks. You will note in Block 11 of the accident report form that
    > I weigh 135lbs. Due to my surprise at being jerked off the ground so
    > suddenly, I lost my presence of mind and forgot to let go of the rope.
    > Needless to say, I proceeded at a rapid rate up the side of the
    > building. In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel which
    > was now proceeding downward at an equal, impressive speed. This
    > explained the fractured skull, minor abrasions and the broken collar
    > bone, as listed in section 3 of the accident report form. Slowed only
    > slightly, I continued my rapid ascent, not stopping until the fingers
    > of my right hand were two knuckles deep into the pulley. Fortunately
    > by this time I had regained my presence of mind and was able to hold
    > tightly to the rope, in spite of beginning to experience vertigo. At
    > approximately the same time, however, the barrel of bricks hit the
    > ground and the bottom fell out of the barrel. Now devoid of the weight
    > of the bricks, that barrel weighed approximately 50 lbs. I refer you
    > again to my weight. As you can imagine, I began a rapid descent, down
    > the side of the building. In the vicinity of the third floor, I met
    > the barrel coming up. This accounts for the two fractured ankles,
    > broken tooth and several lacerations of my legs and lower body.
    > Here my luck began to change slightly. The encounter with the barrel
    > seemed to slow me enough to lessen my injuries when I fell into the pile
    > of bricks and fortunately only three vertebrae were cracked.
    > I am sorry to report, however, as I lay there on the pile of bricks, in
    > pain, unable to move, I again lost my composure and presence of mind and
    > let go of the rope and I lay there watching the empty barrel begin its
    > journey back down onto me. This explains the two broken legs.
    > I hope this answers your inquiry.

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    A true classic....haven't heard it in a while

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    I love that one! Would have been one hell of a sight!!!

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