One from my husband:
if you're driving home from a race, and you're still wearing your tiny tiny running shorts, and you're cold and wet, putting on the seat warmer may seem like a good idea. Putting them on full bore, in leather seats, while not wearing much, will result in scorched legs and bottom (I did mention that the shorts are tiny
, yes) and your loving wife will not be able to control her sniggers, even while she tries to sympathise.
One from me:
There's a playground in a big park near us that has been undergoing renovations of recent times. It reopened a couple of weeks ago, and I took Toddler Budgie to see what was there. Among other things, there are two awesome flying foxes; one with a seat that little kids can be strapped into, and another that just has a pole with a seat thingie at the bottom that can be clung to/sat on (kind of like the ones you find at the snow.) I thought it looked fun, and so I had a go.
So I was zipping along, wheee! and then realised that 1. I'm a good bit heavier than the average child, which meant that 2. what was an exciting dip for a 10 year old turned into a big bump! for me and then 3. I ended up twisted around facing backwards from the bump, still clinging on for dear life, and 4. I got scraped along the ground, meaning that 5. my pants got pulled down and 6. my undies filled up with tan bark. It was quite itchy till I got to a secluded spot and could fish it all out again (I hauled my pants and undies back up at the first opportunity, rather than treat an entire playground full of kids and mums to my nether regions).
I regret nothing.