to have expected a flume ride to feel the same as it did when i was a kid. FFS I go like a rocket now!

(96 Posts)
Nevergarglebrandybutter Sun 08-Jan-12 18:58:29

Yowser, I was out of control!
I nearly got flipped over. Ankles over the side the lot. And there's no brakes once you get your speed up.
Crikey, I used to enjoy them now it's quite obviously dangerous!

<note to self, you used to weigh 4 stone>

NewYearEverything Sun 08-Jan-12 23:02:17

grin I love water flumes.

lolo at being eat for some poor man

loving this thread, v good

MrsDistinctlyMintyMonetarism Sun 08-Jan-12 23:05:56

Me too!

I took DS when he was just a littley on a small water slide at the local pool. Not that high or long but jeez it was an awful lot faster than I remember.

And I got that funny sick feeling from too much adrenaline.

And then he of course shouted 'again again'. Noooooooooooooooooo.

I got told off on subsequent journeys for trying to slow it down with my hands. [shame]

MrsDistinctlyMintyMonetarism Sun 08-Jan-12 23:06:47

or blush blush blush

(don't wanna bring y'all down but a flume park in Corfu gave me an ear infection, then I got Labyrinthitis, four days in hosp before a double jab up the bum and stuffed onto the plane. niiiiiiiice)

Jasper Sun 08-Jan-12 23:07:57

that is the funniest AIBU title I have ever read.
Thank you!

QOD Sun 08-Jan-12 23:09:18

I went to aqualand in Dubai, I was only 7weeks post op major surgery but was only on a rubber ring doing the lazy river!!
Except you got side tracked up a kind of conveyor, fed to left or right, OH MY GOD .... If you go left, there is a ten foot sheer total drop, you the spin, go upside down and whirl down a huge slide. . . Honestly thought I was going to die or rupture my wounds. . . .
So of course we went back and went left . . . An extra little conveyor took us up a bit more and I rolled back ward and couldn't sit up again mum and dd were actually sobbing with laughter as I had had 7 incisions and had not a single working stomach muscle
The photos were so hideous that. We didn't buy them but now we wish we had!!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 08-Jan-12 23:09:39

grin

This happened to me this year on holiday. I ended up going down headfirst on my back, and there was a pool halfway down where I banged my ankle really hard on an edge underwater.

Now I'm actually PMSL remembering.

DH thought it was hysterical grin

valleyqueen Sun 08-Jan-12 23:17:35

I am back to Florida in April so will be in for more shame I expect. Can't bloody wait though.

boohoobabywho Sun 08-Jan-12 23:26:13

i have cried laughing with some of these posts... i sound like mutley.

I too am a lot larger than i used to be (size 18) and went on holiday with my 4 foot 5 best mate, size 0!

she went on the flume and talked me into it saying how much fun it was. we went up together and she went first.. perfect, got out at the bottom like Bo 'effin' Derek

Yours truely also fell foul of quantum physics.... i shot out of the flume like a bullet, wiping out three children with the tidal wave. furthermore the pool at the end wasnt long enough to halt my velocity and i crashed into the wall at the end of the pool. Call the spanish paramedics, who had to surgically remove my swimming costume, and confirm that although i hadnt broken my ankle... i had knocked the tiles off the pool wall.

at least it was spain and noone knew me... except my best mate... who posted the photos on facebook!

join me in a diet anyone?

NewYearEverything Mon 09-Jan-12 10:02:26

grin boohoo, especially at "wiping out three children with the tidal wave"

FionaBruise Mon 09-Jan-12 10:04:36

great thread!!

housemovehell Mon 09-Jan-12 10:07:34

You made a very depressed me laugh with just the title post. For this I thank you!

Byeckerslike Mon 09-Jan-12 10:17:16

grin boohoo!! grin grin

WhatIsPi Mon 09-Jan-12 10:21:11

Bloody hell I thought you were talking about a log flume - I thought you had your ankles over the sides of one of them at Chessington or some such. Eek.

CrotchFlakes Mon 09-Jan-12 10:27:12

boohoo Oh dear grin

boohoo PMSL grin. You tell it so well too!

Nevergarglebrandybutter Mon 09-Jan-12 17:57:26

<stifling laughter in an open plan office here>

fuck, you knocked the tiles off the wall! oh lordy. that's fabulous behaviour.

i'm so glad i'm not alone with this.

boohoobabywho Mon 09-Jan-12 18:22:22

honest, we went back the next day... (I know- i'd had too much sun and was convinced that noone would be there two days in a row)

BIG mistake - not only had they closed the flume for ahem repairs.... a small boy pointed and shouted 'theres that fat woman from yesterday who broke the pool!'

oh the shame....

NoMoreInsomnia12 Mon 09-Jan-12 18:23:32

When DD1 was little I thought I would 'help' her by going up with her on a wavy slide in an indoor play centre (the kind where 4 kids can slide down together side by side) and holding her hand on the way down. I went off like shit off a shovel, dragged her sideways and we landed at the bottom to a crowd of shocked/amused parent faces. DD1 wasn't hurt though and laughed her head off. blush

chocolateyclur Mon 09-Jan-12 20:50:37

Another who thought of a log flume here!

BerryLellow Mon 09-Jan-12 21:01:27

I'm actually weeping at this thread. Thank you, I needed it today. grin

LynnCSchreiber Mon 09-Jan-12 21:07:24

boohoo
grin
You nut. I love that story.

Nevergargle
Good thread.

FionaBruise Mon 09-Jan-12 21:09:40

wah more more more stories please!!!
DH in stitches too

Macdog Mon 09-Jan-12 21:19:28

I am crying with laughter here

Thank you ladies grin

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