It isn't as hard as the old edition- a classic tale

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It isn't as hard as the old edition- a classic tale

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Back in Canada, I'm still laughing as Richard Harvey's tale. Richard, who is the CEO of Canoe Wales, has always been pro paddling in Wales. I gave him a copy of the new book when we met up in Cardiff. His first comment, with a mischievous grin was, "it isn't as hard as the last book". Apparently he was in some meeting with all groups present..paddlers, anglers, environmentalists etc. Apparently, soon after the meeting began one of the anglers "lost it", and shouted, "you can take this bloody book from this bloody doctor", and hurled it across the room hitting Richard. Hence he was being quite serious- it isn't as hard as the last one! Oh I do miss Britain!


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When a friend and his girlfriend had an argument once, he spent a night locked in the garage sitting on his paddling kit, because he knew she would try to slash it up (this was a volatile relationship...). Being foiled at destroying his kit, instead she went to his copy of your book and ripped out all of the guides to rivers he'd paddled, and spent a long time shredding them individually.

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Mark R wrote: she went to his copy of your book and ripped out all of the guides to rivers he'd paddled, and spent a long time shredding them individually.
Christ I hope he made it out of the relationship safely. I bought a copy of the new one on saturday its great. Theres even a picture of me me me in it.

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chris s sladden wrote:"you can take this bloody book from this bloody doctor", and hurled it across the room
Welsh rivers was probably not up to his standard of erotic literature!
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Mark R wrote:When a friend and his girlfriend had an argument once, he spent a night locked in the garage sitting on his paddling kit, because he knew she would try to slash it up (this was a volatile relationship...). Being foiled at destroying his kit, instead she went to his copy of your book and ripped out all of the guides to rivers he'd paddled, and spent a long time shredding them individually.

Happy times.
Someone else I know had the crotch cut out of all his trousers & dumped outside the front door when he came home...

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morsey wrote: Welsh rivers was probably not up to his standard of erotic literature!
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I would just like to point out, I am not the author or in anyway affiliated with this book, not my fault in anyway......................

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Mark, I bet there's a similar story behind this eBay listing...

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Ha ha!

On the subject of guidebook-related tales, I'm sure I've told this story before, but...I loaned my author-signed copy of White Water Nepal to Kiwi Jo Lucas (married now, I forget her new surname) some years back, when she was heading out there for the first time.

Some years later, I saw one on eBay, and thought it would be good to plug the gap in my bookshelf. I won the auction, bought the book...when it arrived, I found that it had a signature from the author inside the front cover, and a message addressed to myself. I'd bought my own book.
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Pete C. wrote:Mark, I bet there's a similar story behind this eBay listing...
That's one hell of a psychotic ex-girlfriend.

Also saw someone's ex-wife going mad on Facebook the other day......
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jmmoxon wrote: Someone else I know had the crotch cut out of all his trousers & dumped outside the front door when he came home...

Mike
Did anyone else misread this, or was it just me........if I read it right, it sounds like sweet* revenge to me :-)


*Fairly minging really, but you know what I'm trying to say?

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TechnoEngineer wrote:Also saw someone's ex-wife going mad on Facebook the other day......
Perhaps he was late back from a sea kayaking trip? ;p

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Mark R wrote:Ha ha!

On the subject of guidebook-related tales, I'm sure I've told this story before, but...I loaned my author-signed copy of White Water Nepal to Kiwi Jo Lucas (married now, I forget her new surname) some years back, when she was heading out there for the first time.

Some years later, I saw one on eBay, and thought it would be good to plug the gap in my bookshelf. I won the auction, bought the book...when it arrived, I found that it had a signature from the author inside the front cover, and a message addressed to myself. I'd bought my own book.

This is brilliant!

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Mike Mayberry wrote:
TechnoEngineer wrote:Also saw someone's ex-wife going mad on Facebook the other day......
Perhaps he was late back from a sea kayaking trip? ;p
No, not me!
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