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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Did the earth move...

...for you too?

Fascinating that you apparently had to be in a very specific part of town to feel it. Our fourth-floor flat in Berlin used to shake regularly when a heavy lorry drove past, and for a second or so I thought that was what was happening. Then I realized what it must be. I'm a bit of an earthquake veteran, you see - I experienced what I guess must have been the 1990 Bishop's Castle quake. That was, as I remember it, just a single jolt. I was sitting at my desk at work (in South-West London), looked round to see who had given my chair a shove, and there was nobody there. This time I was a lot closer to the epicentre, and the room was shaking from side to side for a good five seconds as if a giant hand had taken hold of the building.

No damage done, but some people nearer the epicentre weren't so lucky.

Frau G slept through it, and was distinctly unimpressed when I woke her up to tell her about it.

Personally, I blame the gays.

1 comment:

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yes, Mr Grumpy, this case teaches us two things:

1. Gays will be our undoing.

2. Never wake the spouse unless she tells you to do so.

But I am consoled a bit that the deity doesn't have it only for Jooish gays ;-)

Or, maybe, he/she does... after all, in Britain... oh boy...