Urban Legends.

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That X-ray shows both hip joints replaced with prostheses. Both my hip joints have been replaced and having worn out, one has been revised twice and the other once. The latter is due for revision but, I am postponing as much as possible to avoid getting on to a surgical table again.

A colleague and friend who had not seen me for some time, saw me walking with a cane while I was still in my late thirties.  He simply would not accept the medical reasons for my problem and thus an urban legend was born.

The story spread like wild fire among my friends and colleagues and is now the most accepted part of the legend that is me.

I was supposed to have jumped out of a second floor flat and hurt my hips. When asked why I had to do that, the answer was that the husband came.

Shackman has suggested this week’s topic. You can see what the other writers of the LBC have to say in their respective blogs.  Maria, Pravin, Ashok and Shackman<

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18 Responses to Urban Legends.

  1. And here have I spent years thinking that that story was true? Or is it?

    • Ursula says:

      Well, Padmini, far be it from me to disillusion you about your brother. However, some weeks ago we played “spot the lie” (two truths, one lie). One of Ramana’s three offerings that he’d cast his eye elsewhere. Being the upright specimen of mankind he purports to be, I told him he could have made the lie a little more difficult. Talk about lame. This from the man who once promised to dance with me. In the rain, if necessary.

      Still, by way of mitigating circumstances, and on the other hand, he may have jumped out of that window well before Urmeela was on the scene. Which doesn’t make it any better.

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    • Some legends are best left to live on without going into the veracity of them.

  2. Shackman says:

    LOLLOL great story. I did not see that one coming.

  3. tammy j says:

    well sean?
    LOL. xo
    tammy j recently posted..moving on old bean

  4. I remember that one. 😀

  5. LOL! That he’d believe you broke your hip by jumping only one story means he hasn’t got a clue. It needs to be at least 3 stories (at least it would have for me since I did it a couple of times when I was younger… and not because of anyone’s husband) 🙂

  6. nick says:

    It’s amazing how urban myths persist, despite the lack of any convincing evidence. Like all the myths about rock stars who’ve died and been replaced by a lookalike, or who are dead but are rumoured to be still alive and living in Mexico.
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  7. kylie says:

    It’s a good myth, revel in it 🙂

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