9 Jan

I showed you the photo of Tory Boy bungee jumping the other day.  I didn’t like the idea but he’s an adult, so I couldn’t say anything.  He will never be allowed to do it again, however – did you see the report on the news yesterday?

Bungee Cord Breaks Over Croc-Infested River. 

Read it here.

An Australian woman was plunged into the rapids of the Zambesi river and had to swim to safety, avoiding crocodiles and untangling the cord still tying her feet together, on the way.  Good grief.  She survived.  Gooder grief.

I know there are no crocodiles in Stockport…oh, erm, yes there are, never mind…but TB does not get to go bungee jumping again, ever, unless he swears not to tell me first.  Imagine how flat his coffin would be if his cord snapped and he splatted into the concrete.  He could start a new life as a pizza paddle.

I read that story and almost lost my launch.

28 Responses to “Ugh!”

  1. Grannymar January 9, 2012 at 12:46 #

    I saw that and had the same feeling as the day Elly told me she had played in a rugby match…. It was an all male team (bar Elly) playing an all male team!


  2. Kate Kresse January 9, 2012 at 13:11 #

    good heavens—glad TB didn’t end up with a broken bungee cord!


    • Tilly Bud January 10, 2012 at 12:13 #

      Had to put my head between my knees when I read your comment 🙂


  3. andy1076 January 9, 2012 at 14:11 #

    Here’s the reason I have no intention of ever letting my kid bungee jump 😦


  4. viv blake January 9, 2012 at 14:13 #

    I saw that on the news this morning and thought the girl seemed incredibly cheerful after surviving that. I bet her mum was wild though.


  5. jmgoyder January 9, 2012 at 14:24 #



  6. laurieanichols January 9, 2012 at 15:12 #

    The insanity of it all. I have nothing, my stomach is somewhere where it shouldn’t be at the thought of that happening to anybody. Who came up with bungee jumping anyway? They should have their head examined. I am glad my phobia keeps me on the ground.


  7. Lorna's Voice January 9, 2012 at 16:17 #

    I love to hear my son tell me stories about his risky “business” that curl my hair about. Because it’s him telling him and it’s well after the fact, I can enjoy the story. Ignorance is often bliss! I can’t imagine how you felt knowing he was doing this and then reading this story. YIKES!


  8. SchmidleysScribbling January 9, 2012 at 18:15 #

    Unfortunately, when they hit 18 we lose control. On the other hand, maybe we never had it. We still have guilt, however, and if we raised them right, guilt works. Dianne


  9. BeckySefton January 9, 2012 at 19:09 #

    I saw that.

    Bungee jumping has never appealed to me but after watching the news it’s just put me off even more! How dangerous could that have been if a crocodile was just waiting?!


  10. gigihawaii January 9, 2012 at 19:18 #

    I saw that article too. I have taken risks before, but bungee jumping is something I will never attempt.


  11. Shirls January 9, 2012 at 21:23 #

    The crocodiles probably beat a hasty retreat when she came rocketing down from the sky! So I’ll cross that off my bucket list. Looks like I’ll have to cross off the hot air balloon wish too, after the latest nasty accident.


    • Tilly Bud January 10, 2012 at 12:14 #

      What hot air balloon? I missed that one.


  12. Pseu January 9, 2012 at 22:24 #

    Did you see the photos of her skin afterwards? She said she felt as though she’d been slapped. She looked almost as though she’d been burnt. CRIKEY!
    This is part of the interview afterwards


    • Tilly Bud January 10, 2012 at 12:15 #

      I saw. Nasty, but it could have been so much worse.


  13. kateshrewsday January 9, 2012 at 22:43 #

    So glad she survived, Tilly: bet she won’t be doing any more bungee jumping in the near future!


  14. barb19 January 9, 2012 at 23:00 #

    That girl is so lucky to survive – bet she wont be bungee jumping again in a hurry!
    Thank goodness it didn’t happen to TB is all I can say.


  15. Yulia January 10, 2012 at 02:01 #

    First time I watched it from facebook, I was shock but I am glad that she is ok.
    As for me, I am afraid of high and I will never do this


  16. Gabrielle Bryden January 10, 2012 at 03:51 #

    When I saw that clip on the news I thought about your photo immediately and thought – oh shit!


  17. sarsm January 10, 2012 at 06:57 #

    I just watched Pseu’s video. Argh!!! What’s TB thinking?

    *Horror* I have all of this in front of me.

    I feel sick now!!


  18. earlybird January 10, 2012 at 15:21 #

    i thought the Stockport alligator had been returned to his pet shop?

    I agree about kids NOT telling you in advance! I had a couple of nasty days a few years back when the Daughter told me she was going to bike the Death Road in Bolivia (the ‘most dangerous road in the world’… Google is not always a Good Thing… anyway we both survived. Or the time she told me she was going to a certain town in Eritrea and I should google it. The first photo I found had a sign saying ‘land mines, beware.’ Another miserable few days…


    • Tilly Bud January 11, 2012 at 12:10 #

      I swear, they do it on purpose. If that’s what they’re telling us, what are they KEEPING from us?


  19. eof737 January 14, 2012 at 02:50 #

    Insanity! I don’t know what the thrill is in that dangerous sport. Ugh!!!!


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