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Never try and rush through a sliding door.

I have a headache today. Actually I’ve had a headache the last few days, on and off. It would appear during the morning, reach a peak about 10am, then fade into the background for the rest of the day. One of those headaches that you can feel throbbing through most of your head, from your teeth upwards to the top of your skull. This morning I could feel it coming on again, and took some aspirin to head it off at the pass, as it were.

A little later this morning, realising I was running late, as I came out of the toilet to head for the shower I pulled open the sliding door, which jammed on something behind it. I must have been having one of my more uncoordinated moments, and rather than sensibly stop and adjust the door, instead I kept going, trying to fit my head through the rather inadequate gap that had opened. Bang! Head bumped on door jamb. Triffic. How much of an idiot did I feel? (Lucky there were no witnesses, so nobody will never know. heh. heh. heh.)

Still, it seemed to make the headache go away for a time. And I’ve been meaning to get a haircut, but now I’m quite pleased I haven’t got around to it, since the sizeable bump on my forehead is concealed behind my ever-expanding coiffure. I can still feel the bump. Not painful, but undoubtedly tender to the touch.

And that’s why you should never rush through a sliding door.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

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