I have a good one I don't think I have ever mentioned here before. Happened MANY years ago when I was in Salamanca, Spain for high school.
Well, picture it, beautiful day. Bright cloudless sky and the bucolic fields of the Spanish countryside urging me to skip class that day (heh). Well, I just had a wonderful time grooving to my walkman sitting on a rock laughing at a bunch of dogs being amorous in the valley below.
Right about the time I knew the rest of the class would be having their break, I got a bit bold and went closer to the school with the thought of calling up to the second-floor window of the classroom to laugh at all my "sucker" friends stuck inside on such a glorious day. So as I get closer to the school, tunes jamming in my ears, looking up at the window and walking along without a care in the world, BOOM, I feel the ground give way beneath one foot dropping me down to about my crotch. See, in Spain, there aren't really manholes (least not in that part of Salamanca), rather covers on drains that are...well...leg sized! Some bastard had left one off and I dropped one leg right into it scraping my shin something horrible and screaming AAAAAAYYYY (Spanish scream) all the way down!
Once back to my feet and having picked up the batteries that had flipped out of my walkman when it hit the ground I look up to find the ENTIRE class (teacher included) at the window to see what had happened. LOL!!! Stay in school, kids! Edited at: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 10:54:59 PM