Get in the HOLE ..... literally

madandra

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Lads and Lady, forgive me forum for I have done something today that has brought great shame on me and will have repercussions when I turn my spikes up.

You see, I have been climbing walls due to the lack of action being put my way from my course in recent weeks. Evey time I ask for some she tells me the course is flooded and maybe tomorrow but to no avail. Today I had a gap in appointments from 2pm to 3pm so I thought I would sneak in a fly basket at the nearest range to my customer (Glasgow Gailles AG golf centre).

According to my sat nav I was 9 miles away and decided to go cross country to get there as quick as possible.

2 miles into my mission I encountered a couple of dilly dallying oldies and got by them without too much effort. Then the preverbial hit the fan. All I could see for about a mile was slow moving cars. I noticed there was nothing coming and started my bobbing and weaving and passed about 5, then 6,7, and 8. This was a walk in the park ... 9,10,11,and a mini bus were a bit more aukward with the mini bus driver asking if I fancied some Maxwell House coffee. I was 2 miles from my destination when I passed another mini bus which was 4 from the front of the Q.


Then my heart sank ........ honestly folks I nearly threw up when I clocked what was holding me up from my appointment with some golf balls ....



A HEARSE !!!!!!


I had only gone and torn up a bloody funeral procession.



I pulled in to a lay by waiting for the bolt of lightning but all I got were people telling me I was a 'rock' and a 'brick' or words to that effect.


I will live with this for a long time to come and if the poor bugger is up there looking down I appologise from the bottom of my heart.

I never went to the range due to guilt.
 

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Couldn't you claim you were in a hurry to pay your last respects?

Forget about it mad. You had the decency to feel bad enough to forego your range practice. Your penance is done!

I'll bet you'll think twice about rushing on the course when you do finally get back out there...
 

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Am sure he/she in the coffin would agree you have to make the most of the time you have, which you were obviously trying to do. Most important thing to remember is..... Dont always choose fastest route with the sat nav! :D
 

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Dear, dear, you need some peace young man.

10 wedges, 12 x 8 irons, 10 x 3 woods, 10 x drivers, a few wee PW and 12 Hail Mary's.

You'll be ok, confession cleanses the soul........
 

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Honest mistake Mad, it could happen to any one. You at least have demonstrated the decency to be upset by the mistake. Would not beat yourself up about it.

As Dave says, get yourself down to that range and exorcise the demons :)
 
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Gailes range is quite decent as well. I went to World Of Golf at Clydebank today. I stay roughly 50/50 between both ranges but find WoG slightly better.
 

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Ha,Ha. Brilliant. Well, for us, maybe not quite so for you madandra and probably a whole lot worse for the one at the head of the queue, but hey, dont beat yourself up about it.
You didnt set out to upset anyone and these things happen.
 

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Good story but bit of a DOH moment.

Your best defence is that you couldn't tell it was a procession for a funeral.

If it makes you feel any better a few years ago I was waiting for a bus and when it pulled up everyone seemed to be faffing about with the effort of getting on. I adopted my best Paddinton Bear stare and muscled my way on to the footplate only to be confronted with a very frail old lady that the others had compassionately given a bit of breathing space to.

I then had to sit on the bus being given even better Paddington Bear stares by the rest of the public until, head burning, i did the decent thing and got off.

The moral of the story is that it was a mistake and I at least had the decency to feel pangs of guilt about it and knew I would have played my cards differently if I had known.

So did you.







That is enough of a virtue in itself as I brush past the sort of human detritus in this 'great' city on a daily basis that wouldn't know decency if it pulled out a 10LB club hammer and had it smashed into their heads repeatedly.

Funny story though :D
 

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What did they serve at the "do" then Andra?
Steak pie or chicken?

There was an old guy where I grew up always walked about with a knife and fork in his inside pocket so he would just join in funerals for the free grub. Everyone knew he did it but that was cool. You kind of felt insulted if he didn't turn up at your grannies funeral.
 

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Comfort yorself in the thought that you showed respect and obviously remorse when you realised what you had done.
Don't see much of that these days, people are in such a hurry in their lives that they don't give two hoots to situations such as yours.
"So what if it's a funeral procession! I've places to go, people to see!"

Posting your feelings shows you are respectful and total gentleman.
 

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Made the mistake of reading this post while enjoying a mouthful of steak and kidney pie... Have just finished wiping it from the walls.... Thanks Mad, I feel your pain, but that was bloody hilarious.
 
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