Has anyone else had a few near misses? ( accidents only) 1.Got blown 12 ft across the room due to an electric shock. 2.Got caught in a tidal rip and had basically given up as I was going under and exhausted, when two men in a small outboard boat appeared. One of them dunked his hand below the surface to grab me and pull me aboard. 3.Whent to get out of my dads car when another vehicle took the wing and door almost off on the side I was exiting. 4.Came within a few inches of going into an ingoing nip at work which had about six ton of load on it.( lack of concentration). By my reconing i have 5 lives left. (o:!
Iv'e never really understood that term " near miss" does it exist ? We had a safety guy at work recently showing us how to correctly sling a load and use our overhead crane, he constantly told stories of " near misses" he had seen over the years, badly slung loads falling and people almost getting killed.
But surely they were "near hits" can anything "nearly miss" you ?
Sorry mrwoowoo i know what you mean really, but it's just my view of it.
Well I suppose it depends a lot on what you do in life.
When I reached 40 I said to myself "how did I make it this far?"
Years of skydiving, scubadiving, motorbiking, rock clinbing and many other activities.
A few examples, Skydiving; a few slow mall line overs, Scubadiving; entanglement in wreckage, cold water regulator freeflow, Motorbiking; many spills and thrills.
I now live a relativly sedatory life, mostly due to an ageing body suffering from injury and trauma from past activities. I doubt that I have many lives left except for the one I am trying to live now!