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At some point in the distant past, someone at my school had built a large concrete tank behind the sheds and called it a swimming pool. Proud of this, they had a "Swimming Sports Day" in which everyone had to participate, even those who couldn't swim (they got to walk across the shallow end of the tank).

This would probably have been OK if the pool hadn't turned a deep opaque green the night before due to lack of maintainance. Even the school sports stars didn't want to go near the gloopy mess in the pool. We were practically pushed in. I'm sure some of the younger kids never surfaced again and the non-swimmers looked petrified.

Tell us your sports day horrors.

(, Thu 30 Mar 2006, 11:13)
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I ran into a wall
...That pretty much gives you the general idea. But to fully comprehend the stupidity of this situation, I'll get on with the specifics.

The weather was shit, so we stayed indoors playing kickball in a tiny gymnasium with brick walls. The "bases" were small mats on three of the walls, and I was up to kick first. Being a weakling, I faked out the other team and got away with a wee tap, making them all rush forward for the ball as I ran like hell for first base.

"RUN!!! RUN!!! RUN FASTER!!!" screamed my team. I looked over my shoulder to see if the opposition had grabbed the ball yet, simultaneously speeding up. Not looking + sprinting + brick wall = ouch! My right knee slammed directly into the wall and I fell over, screaming in pain. I'd broken the damn thing (my knee, not the wall).

To top things off, the P.E. teacher said, "Well, don't run into a wall, Kersal Missive!" right after I, erm, ran into the wall.

She then suggested, "Try walking on it. It might feel better."

Two months later I got out of the splints. Thanks, Teacher.
(, Tue 4 Apr 2006, 22:26, closed)

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