|I've already survived impending death once.
||[Mar. 25th, 2010:12:44 am]
Not many people know this, but watching "Snatch" tonight reminded me. Specifically Turkish, when he comments about crossing a road without looking, and suddenly there's a car on you? Stand there and pull a stupid face.
Something similar to this happened to me years ago: i was halfway across an intersection, had the right-of-way, and some jackass driving an 80's Buick screeches a left turn at me at about 45mph, without even checking to see if it was clear. So suddenly he was on me.
Difference being, i didn't stand there and pull a stupid face. Instead, i jumped straight up and played floppy, and let him drive the car hood right underneath me, where i had been standing moments before. Seriously, he didn't even notice me till i was staring at him through the windshield, with him mashing the brake *after* i landed on the hood. Whereupon i slid off the hood, and landed on my feet in front of the car.
The EMTs told me he should have broken both my legs and run me over; so walking away was a much better outcome.
So when i tell you that i cannot be killed by ordinary means (much like Keith Richards and Voldemort), i'm serious.