Monday, 24 October 2011

I got hit by a swan!

So I was riding my bike to work today when I was hit by a swan!
No I wasn't being a bad English person who dizzily crashing into the bird due to lack of bike skills, the bird flew into the side of my body and took us both down!

I found myself on the floor sharing the underside of my bike with the swan (who looked very confused if not somewhat dead). I bounced up and pulled the bike off the bird terrified that I'd killed it. The bird eventually got up and staggered about for a bit before marching off back to the park on the far side of the road. Now this took place on the bike path in front of everybody, six dutch people stopped to help. I don't know if it was because I was English (silly English girl crashing into swans) or because they love animals in Holland but no one asked how I was, they were all very concerned for this swan. I am yet to decide if that's a good thing or not.  One lady eventually asked if I was ok once it was clear the bird was fine and I said yes. i am now sat at work and the bloody adrenaline has kicked in and my hands are shaking (sucks to be a women). I have a scrape on my knee and a random small cut on the side of my foot. Kylie was very sweet helping me clean it with anti septic wipe however also thought this was hilarious! One of the guys I work with pointed out that they use swans for the KLM advert.

I'm sorry I didn't have my camera with me but I promise every word is true.

28 comments:

  1. That's one way of 'flying KLM', heh. Just walk around a bit to get the adrenaline out of your system.

    I'll inform the dutchies to first stop and help the nice English girls next time. A swan isn't even that cuddly or something.

    It's a good thing you didn't have your camera with you. Camera's tend not to like falling to the ground, much less resilient then the human body. (besides now you can confidently claim it was 100% the swan's fault ;-)

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  2. Blimey Masie, you know how to get injured in a comical manner, don't you? Hope you're alright and not too dazed by the experience xx

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  3. Chocolate is the cure, to everything....

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  4. Swans can be dangerous! In the Greek myth, Leda had an encounter with a swan, but he turned out to be Zeus in disguise and in due course she laid two eggs with four children inside. I hope that doesn't happen to you, Masie!

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  5. So do I what am I going to do with four children? Supposed I could start a youtube channel and make my money off how cute they are?

    Chocolate is definatly the cure to everything. I was feeling a bit shakey at work till the wonderful Kylie got me a muc flurry!

    Of course I only do comedy accidents John surely you know that about me by now. I will be e-mailing you tomorrow morning.

    Frans I think we can make some side project money making adverts for KLM are you with me?

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  6. Of course, the four eggs could turn out to contain dragons. Winter is coming, and all that.

    (apologies to anyone who's not seen/read Games of Thrones!)

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