Man thrown 30 feet by runaway bus picks self up and enters pub


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/27/man-thrown-30-feet-by-runaway.html


Slammed by bus, man stands up and enters bar
#2

Keep calm and carry on.


#3

Hardcore motherfucker, that Simon is.


#4

“Enters Pub” - it’s myopic to label this as an odd or ‘metal’ thing to do. The pub has staff and patrons and a phone and a washroom and chairs to sit in. Some of the staff/patrons might be the man’s friends. Where else is the man supposed to go to get help and to wait for EMS to arrive?


#5

9.13 a.m. and the bar is already open, because it’s Reading.


#6

I believe it’s the fact that after that encounter the man is ambulant at all on which Rob was remarking.


#7

Reading usually puts me to sleep.


#8

Fuck if I just got up from that I would be thinking need me some booze before the pain sets in.


#9

Who doesn’t need a pint or two after getting hit by a bus?


#10

Of course- for medicinal purposes.


#11

Thanks, your comment had me gurgling like a drain.


#12

I don’t even drink but after watching that I had a similar thought about needing to settle some nerves.


#13

Some people will use any story just to get a free drink.


#14

Protip: in the UK, the town called “Reading” is pronounced “Redding.” Blame either the Vikings or the Normans.


#15

That guy has seen some shit, this is not his first rodeo.


#16

The last time I was hit by a bus car, the drinking had come beforehand. Inner Circle Navy Rum to be precise.
“Gosh”, I remember thinking, as I slid across the tarmac into the direction of oncoming traffic, “that escalated quickly.”


#17

Holy cow that guy could’ve easily died in a myriad of ways. Glad it was something he could just walk away from


#18

The real life version of “Let’s go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint and wait for this to blow over.”


#19

Protip: We know. It’s pronounced the same way here (Reading PA, the railroad in Monopoly) we blame the colonists.


#20

“I’d like to propose a toast. . . to being alive.