Look Out !!!

Here's a good one.
Bloke explaining to the doctor on how he got a head injury says, I was working inside the house, beside the open window. The other guys were outside working on the scaffolding. I heard someone shout, Look Out !!! so when I looked out the window, the brick hit me on the head.
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BigWallop wrote:

Another version of same; Frenchman travelling in British train has head far out of the window. Other, British, travellers become concerned he will be injured; so one of them says, "I say, old man, look out!". A moment later the Frenchman pulls back his head very quickly into the carriage having nearly struck something, turns to the Britisher and says, "What say you 'look out' when you mean 'look in'?". :-) Terry.
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wrote:

Or the 'seasick sailor at sea on the top bunk' version of same joke! -- cheers,
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"What say you 'look out' when you mean 'look

When an alarm "goes off" it really "goes on" ?!
Confusing, this English.
Mungo :-)
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Or even the order that someone in the Army was told - "Beds shall be made up as laid down in the standing orders."
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Yeah, and tree surgeons cut DOWN trees and then cut them UP...
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Mungo Henning wrote:

Ah. And safety valves blow on...

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On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 15:05:40 +0000 (UTC), "Mungo Henning"

It's like when someone rings the doorbell, we hear it and one of us will quite wrongly say 'the bell's gone' when quite obviously it hasn't :) -- cheers,
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And the D-I-Y enthusiast who claimed on his medical insurance;
Dear Sir,
I am writing in response to your request for additional information in Block 3 of the accident report form. I put "poor planning" as the cause of my accident. You asked for a fuller explanation and I trust the following details will be sufficient.
I am a bricklayer by trade. On the day of the accident, I was working alone on the roof of a new six-story building. When I completed my work, I found that I had some bricks left over which, when weighed later were found to be slightly in excess of 500lbs. Rather than carry the bricks down by hand, I decided to lower them in a barrel by using a pulley, which was attached to the side of the building on the sixth floor.
Securing the rope at ground level, I went up to the roof, swung the barrel out and loaded the bricks into it. Then I went down and untied the rope, holding it tightly to ensure a slow descent of the bricks. You will note in Block 11 of the accident report form that I weigh 135lbs.
Due to my surprise at being jerked off the ground so suddenly, I lost my presence of mind and forgot to let go of the rope. Needless to say, I proceeded at a rapid rate up the side of the building.
In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel, which was now proceeding downward at an equally impressive speed.
This explained the fractured skull, minor abrasions and the broken collar bone, as listed in section 3 of the accident report form.
Slowed only slightly, I continued my rapid ascent, not stopping until the fingers of my right hand were two knuckles deep into the pulley.
Fortunately by this time I had regained my presence of mind and was able to hold tightly to the rope, in spite of beginning to experience pain. At approximately the same time, however, the barrel of bricks hit the ground and the bottom fell out of the barrel.
Now devoid of the weight of the bricks, that barrel weighed approximately 50 lbs. I refer you again to my weight. As you can imagine, I began a rapid descent, down the side of the building.
In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel coming up.
This accounts for the two fractured ankles, broken tooth and several lacerations of my legs and lower body.
Here my luck began to change slightly. The encounter with the barrel seemed to slow me enough to lessen my injuries when I fell into the pile of bricks and fortunately only three vertebrae were cracked. I am sorry to report, however, as I lay there on the pile of bricks, in pain, unable to move, I again lost my composure and presence of mind and let go of the rope and I lay there watching the empty barrel begin its journey back down onto me.
This explains the two broken legs.
I hope this answers your inquiry.
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