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  • #16
    Fantastic photos Janos. You look really comfortable on that "throne". You are clearly cut out for the post of regional Governor - if you like, we could have the palace taken down and shipped piece by piece to your chosen Capital? My gift to you when I am Master of all...?

    What happened in the vehicle accident? How was your life saved?

    Dr. S.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Doctor Sinister
      Fantastic photos Janos. You look really comfortable on that "throne". You are clearly cut out for the post of regional Governor - if you like, we could have the palace taken down and shipped piece by piece to your chosen Capital? My gift to you when I am Master of all...?

      What happened in the vehicle accident? How was your life saved?

      Dr. S.
      Thanks Doc!

      On the route from Kuwait to Baghdad, which is basically a US interstate/UK motorway/IT autostrada, where people drive as if they were on the Autobahn, there is an unpaved stretch many miles long famous for its choking clouds of dust.

      As we were driving north in our SUV, my vehicle was in the lead, passing a southbound convoy of empty fuel trucks. Suddenly, 10m ahead of us was one knucklehead on the wrong side of the road. We swerved to the right to avoid him, he swerved to avoid us, so we were still on a collision route. The Brit NCO jerked the steering wheel hard to the left. I could see the semi/articulated lorry's bumper passing a few feet from my head and felt we were past him, when he hit us on the rear passenger-side door (less than 1/2m from me). He caved in that door and the panel behind it and knocked all the glass out, spewing glass all over the inside of my vehicle.

      There were no injuries, but we would have been killed or seriously hurt had not the driver responded quickly, twice.

      I've got photos, but they're not with me.

      JS
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Janos
        Thanks Doc!

        On the route from Kuwait to Baghdad, which is basically a US interstate/UK motorway/IT autostrada, where people drive as if they were on the Autobahn, there is an unpaved stretch many miles long famous for its choking clouds of dust.

        As we were driving north in our SUV, my vehicle was in the lead, passing a southbound convoy of empty fuel trucks. Suddenly, 10m ahead of us was one knucklehead on the wrong side of the road. We swerved to the right to avoid him, he swerved to avoid us, so we were still on a collision route. The Brit NCO jerked the steering wheel hard to the left. I could see the semi/articulated lorry's bumper passing a few feet from my head and felt we were past him, when he hit us on the rear passenger-side door (less than 1/2m from me). He caved in that door and the panel behind it and knocked all the glass out, spewing glass all over the inside of my vehicle.

        There were no injuries, but we would have been killed or seriously hurt had not the driver responded quickly, twice.

        I've got photos, but they're not with me.

        JS
        Wow, sounds nasty. I'm glad to hear you got out of that situation OK, otherwise First Army might need a new General!

        Who was the other driver? A local? Did you feel like shooting him?

        Dr. S.
        Imagine a ball of iron, the size of the sun. And once a year a tiny sparrow brushes its surface with the tip of its wing. And when that ball of iron, the size of the sun, is worn away to nothing, your punishment will barely have begun.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Doctor Sinister
          Wow, sounds nasty. I'm glad to hear you got out of that situation OK, otherwise First Army might need a new General!
          Who was the other driver? A local? Did you feel like shooting him?
          Dr. S.
          He was hired by a contractor to drive fuel trucks for the Army. Most of them are from southern Asia (Pakistan, India, and Nepal). The thought of shooting him did cross my mind.
          Apparently it occured to him, too, so after a brief stop (to recover the bumper we tore off his truck in the accident) he kept going and left us on the side of the road.
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          • #20
            I forgot how much fun the contract workers were. I used to have to bribe the water truck driver to get enough for the swamp coolers.
            I wish you would have crammed this one's head in the swamp cooler!
            JS
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