Has this ever happened to you (vacation blunders)?

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    Post by wprager on Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:15 pm

    By the way, if you know someone who drives a red Ferrari around town, I think their insurance rates are about to go up. I was coming home from dropping the boys off at a summer camp in the Laurentians, and just after entering Ottawa -- rain coming down pretty hard -- this red Ferrari passes me. I was going nearly 100 (which was plenty fast for the weather, IMO) and I remember thinking, as he passed me, "He either must be brave or stupid; those things aren't exactly meant for rainy day driving." Well, sure enough, less than a minute later he loses control and spins out, bounces off the median, slides across the three lanes of traffic and then bounces off the (what do you call the "median" that's on the right side?) The one guy in front of me (not too close) managed to swerve to avoid him as he was sliding through, the two guys in the right lane beside me slowed down enough -- one was ahead of me enough to go around him, the other had to stop right next to him; hope no-one smacked into him from behind.

    As I passed the car the driver had this stupid look on him; his female passenger looked like she was in shock. Not a young guy, either. He's just lucky there was a median, as the head-on traffic wouldn't have had time to react like we did.

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    Post by Riprock on Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:25 am

    I'm in Ottawa currently, on "vacation" before school starts Sept 7... and was out boating on the Rideau anchored out and was getting into the boat and slipped off the swim platform and sliced my toe/foot on the prop and have a nasty half circle gash there. Went to the Perth Hospital and spent almost 2 hrs in the waiting room bleeding out. They didn't even apply any 1st aid when I was admitted and I sat there for about an hour before they even saw me at Triage to wrap it up, then nearly another hour before I was seen by the Emerg doctor and stitched up.

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    Post by MsConduct10 on Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:31 am

    Ow ow ow.... *cringe*
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    Re: Has this ever happened to you (vacation blunders)?

    Post by Riprock on Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:36 am

    ya... crappy thing is I miss another game... so that's two in a row (the other one cause I left for Ottawa). I'd love to play but the Dr advised against it.

    Weird thing is I was a boater all my life and never had an incident like this... but I was accident prone in my younger years and would get hurt constantly on the islands, but not like this.
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    Re: Has this ever happened to you (vacation blunders)?

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:36 am

    Dash wrote:I'm in Ottawa currently, on "vacation" before school starts Sept 7... and was out boating on the Rideau anchored out and was getting into the boat and slipped off the swim platform and sliced my toe/foot on the prop and have a nasty half circle gash there. Went to the Perth Hospital and spent almost 2 hrs in the waiting room bleeding out. They didn't even apply any 1st aid when I was admitted and I sat there for about an hour before they even saw me at Triage to wrap it up, then nearly another hour before I was seen by the Emerg doctor and stitched up.

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    Hmmm. Interestingly, when I lived in Orleans, and needed to see a doctor, I would drive an hour to my hometown (Alexandria, pop. 3200) and go the Hospital there knowing I'd be back home in less time than I would be going to a Hospital or Clinic in Ottawa.
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    Re: Has this ever happened to you (vacation blunders)?

    Post by Riprock on Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:40 am

    Ya for sure, thought the smaller town hospitals would be much quicker, but I guess not. At least when I have had to go to the Queensway Carleton I got attention immediately even if I had to sit for sometime afterwards.

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