Monday, February 16, 2009

The Call.....

The call of nature that is. This morning while driving to work I heard a funny little story on the news.

While driving in Italy 50-year-old Antonio Gallo decided he needed to er, ahem, pee answer nature's call.  Just to be safe, he put his emergency brake on, jumped out of the car and began his shall we say, relief effort.  The only problem was that he apparently parked on an icy slope and the brake was unable to hold the car which plunged fifty yards off the cliff crashing into a tree.

Here's the thing. His wife and children were in the car when it started to slide and managed to get out before it went over the edge. How lucky is that? 

I say he probably had a little pee tear in his eye by the end of that episode. 

11 comments:

Claire said...

Goodness gracious! What a terrible scare! Always good to either go before you leave, or hold it until you get where you're going!

Or you can do what that astronaut lady did with the diapers, but that's a little freaky...

Twisted Fencepost said...

I'll bet the next time nature calls, he'll hang up on em!!!!

Kristi said...

The worst part of it is that people all around the world know about it ....and his name. Poor guy.

Mental P Mama said...

He should make friends with that unfortunate man who fell out of the ski lift--naked--last month. They'd have a lot to talk about.

CeeCee said...

Oh my, that's one of those stories that you laugh hysterically about, but feel just a bit guilty. That would definitely win America's Funniest Home Video.
I really am glad it didn't turn into a tragedy though. Just picturing the guy standing there at half mast, watching his car wander off.

Country Girl said...

Good heavens! How random was that?

Oregontribal1 said...

A few years ago I went fishing with my dad in his drift boat. Out on the river there aren't many places to..ahem...answer the call of nature. Most of the fishermen carry an old gallon jug on their boats for such purposes; well this one fella brought his jug out and forgot to check to see if the lid was on tight?? Thinking he was being careful, his eyes got really HUGE when he realized that the cap wasn't on, and he was relieving himself right down in his pantleg and shoe!! I have never laughed so hard nor so QUIET in all my life...I laughed til the tears made it impossible to see where I was casting!!

The W.O.W. factor said...

Wonder if he was THE Gallo? You know, THE wine family? Maybe he will carry an empty wine bottle with him from now on...hehe!

tipper said...

Oh my heavens!! I imagine he will never live that one down!

Putz said...

i am wondering what his wife thought while all of this was going on???????????????????

Jill said...

he he!