In life you get to witness few memorable events. Like Del Boy falling through the bar in Only Fools & Horses?
I was on my way home in the car after a long day. Unusually, I took a short cut down sleazy street (Urumachi), loathing the pimps and prostitutes that blight the neighbourhood. I spotted one lady of the night trying to proposition a falling down drunk. Not one of our city’s best-policed areas, sadly.
Our drunk obviously escaped Venus’ clutches. A hundred yards up the street
our paths re-crossed, and timber…he fell head first into our local spring like he’d been attacked by a crocodile! The spring is barely a foot deep, but somehow our hero managed to dunk himself from head to toe, before falling out again, head first.
This was a comedy move Billy Connolly couldn’t have worked. Just wanted to share (and yes, the staggering drunk did toddle away ‘safely’ – dripping). Funniest thing I have seen for ages. And sorry, no video.