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Saturday, 20 August 2011

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Narrowboat Wife

Yep, I think it's good you restrained your violent urges and didn't maim a man with a flowerpot. Although they do say it's better to regret the things you did do, than the things you didn't...!
At the height of the UK riots a boater's car window was smashed near our remote rural mooring - we feared that the violence had even spread to the GU Wendover Arm!

Mike

You could always find out where he lives now and throw a plant pot at him.

Wiggins

Being well brought up & considerate for others is always a problem in such situations.

Andrew Denny

I forgot to give a link to the very place where it happened.  The place is now a Spanish tapas restaurant called La Mancha, and the balcony has had a conservatory put over it.  But you can see it in Google Street View at http://goo.gl/9eeG6

I still remember vividly, 28 years later, standing over where the word 'La' now is,  dithering about whether to drop the heavy planter on the unsuspecting head below.  

Andrew Read

I think you did the right thing by not dropping the pot on his head. I always regret not telling a NHS hospital kitchen chef where to stick his temporary kitchen porter job after he'd shouted at me for turning off a kitchen steamer. I was about 17 at the time and not confident enough to stand up for myself in a work situation.

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