Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Stupid things I almost did

Almost-accidents are really big news - planes that almost crash, wars that almost start, avalanches that almost hit a bus - they have the thrill of a real accident, no relatives to be careful around, and plenty of surviving eye-witnesses to interview.

I just had an almost-accident too. I almost returned my computer in order to have the soundcard fixed. The sound tech guys were able to help me though. With their combined skill, they spotted what I did not see: The volume control at the side of the computer. Ouch. But I lived to tell the story.

10 comments:

anneguri said...

nei det er ikke greit når vi blir over 29... :)

Torill said...

Det er jo bare snakk om noen måneder da! ;)

anneguri said...

ja ikke sant, men jeg vet ikke lenger hvor mange..... :(

lovely star said...

### HI
I agree with you accidents are news for us to be careful.we should try to find out these news and try to prevent them.so we can say the world is a school in which we find out many lessons.
###BYE

Carl S. Bj said...

Yep!

Exactly like me when I tried to get sound out of my fathers new laptop... But at last I spotted that wery tiny little bastard. Mentioned at page hundred-and-something in the PDF-manual.

49 myself, Pa is 76. Some miracle we managed it.

xxy2005 said...

hi
On day,I wanted to eat ,Icut the potato and some thing others then i put the cooker on the stove and went to the path room , then woshe my chothes and went to my university where i had classes i staid for 5hours in the univercity and when i was in the second class i remembered that i put the food on the stove and i became afraid and worried that the food and maybe the kichen and the home will take fire therefore i went out of the class and run out of the university and took a private taxi to my home and run aquicly to the kichen and surprized....
i was surprized that i forgot to light the stove.
we can learn from this story , that we have to be careful and solve our problems whith all thinking and be calm and deliberate in solving them.

Torill said...

There's nothing like sharing silliness, is there? A wonder we all survive! But then - none of us really do, do we?

Carl S. Bj said...

Sharing silliness...

Whether this is considered good humour differs form part to part of Norway (and probably the rest of the World too). Sharing silliness (subgroup of self-irony) is typically for what we names “Trønderhumor” (i.e. humour from Trøndelag – “Middle Norway”). But necessarily not for for instance Eastern Norway. This history should illustrate this:
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Some years ago, I worked in Vinje, Telemark (Eastern Norway). (I myself am born and grown up near Oslo, but have lived most of my life after that in Middle Norway.) A colleague, originally from Snåsa (in Trøndelag), said, a bit sadly:
“Home on vacations, telling about foolish things I’ve done, other people tells me about THEIR similar blunders. But telling the same stories here is resulting in them reminding me of other blunders I have committed…” I could nothing but agree.

Torill said...

That's an interesting observation, Carl. And as to that, to anybody who follow this thread, I want to point out that the Norwegian comments it all starts with are between me and a girl (woman, now) who was a close friend from 3rd grade and until we split up as we chose different directions at high school. And she is teasing me with my age, which of course means laughing at and aknowledging her own. This is the same kind of self-irony as Carl is describing, as telling me I am "over the hill" means admitting that so is she.

mzk84 said...

Just like this happened to my friend that he was so angry because he lost glasses, And he had been looking for it every here,
but he didn't find it ,then I asked why are you so angry, what's up, why all this mess in the room ?
he said I am looking for my glasses .
I saw him putting his glasses on ,but he didn't feel it,when I announced him to that ,He became so wondered ,and fell laughing.