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Social embarrassment of hotel lift claustrophobia with a 3-foot man (Rousse)

While BD entertained his colleagues at the conference by prancing around in a pair of pink gift-tie ‘ear-rings’, I sought the stairs to return to my hotel room to pack. The only set of stairs that I could find comprised … Continue reading

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Thrills of the naked Newbrough to Newcastle commuter (Rousse)

I commuted to Newcastle daily by bus and train from Newbrough, Northumberland – naked. I knew it was wrong, but found it so hard to break my habit. It was such a thrill every morning to walk down Grainger Street … Continue reading

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Cancer patient makes an early, and ill-advised, return to work (Rousse)

LM was shocked to see me in the corridor on campus. ‘Whatever are you doing here?’ she shouted. ‘You’ve got cancer. Go back home to your sickbay!’ My own opinion was that I was fit to work. Then I tried … Continue reading

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Is Dr Who to blame for a shrinking world? (Rousse)

When the elevator doors opened I was disappointed to see that the lift was minuscule. How would we all fit in there? ‘Just go in one at a time’ my colleague suggested. It was clear that she could not see … Continue reading

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Bra-less wife misses dinner date with Amanda Holden (Rousse)

The coach was due to leave at 18:30 for the conference dinner at the other side of town. At 18:15 I watched TPR cross the road to climb aboard and save a couple of seats for us. I knew that … Continue reading

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When being stuck in a lift means that you are trapped in a dream (Rousse)

The students spent a couple of minutes trying to make sense of being stuck with me in a lift that travelled up and down a University of Edinburgh building in a random fashion. ‘The only explanation’, muttered one to the … Continue reading

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Elevator danger (Rousse)

AL gave up his usual duties as a computing academic for life as an elevator operator. His lift was very dangerous: instead of steel, the sides were made from 1970s blue and white flowery curtains.

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Preparations for a run in outer space (Rousse)

AM and I arranged to go out for a run together in outer space. We first needed to catch the space elevator to reach the starting point of the route. We piled in with some other runners and waited for … Continue reading

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Debenhams Bristol: a unique shopping experience (Rousse)

While BD looked after the three Christmas cakes in his shop on Park Street, I popped up the road to Debenhams to buy some tins so that I could carry my baking home with me after work. The Bristol branch … Continue reading

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