Who Won the Week (13 September 2020)

I always liked Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, and like to join in with some quirky stories from my own newsfeeds. All from our unique vantage points, the idea is to pick something (a person, organisation, anything) which “won” the week.


My winner this week comes from south-western France, from the Dordogne village of Parcoul-Chenaud, but I’m afraid my winner’s identity remains anonymous. Despite reading several reports, I couldn’t find the poor old chap’s name.

My mystery resident, in his eighties, was merrily sitting down to eat last weekend. In the warm weather, he was bothered by a fly as he ate, so decided to swat it.

He picked up one of those electric racquet swatters, one of those where the surface is charged, designed to kill the fly by giving it a shock.

Following the fly into the kitchen, this octogenarian did not realise that as he tried to swat the fly, the spark it generated would ignite gas leaking from a canister being stored there.

The result? Well, fortunately this guy survived, with only a burned hand. He is currently living in the town’s camp-site, after the resulting explosion destroyed his kitchen, plus part of the roof, rendering his house uninhabitable. It is not known whether the fly survived.

Oops!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54051423

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

8 thoughts on “Who Won the Week (13 September 2020)”

  1. Appealed to my streak of english black humour. Whilst reading it I was actually thinking of asking you where I can get an electric fly swatter, but forget it, not such a good idea. Although I don’t have gas.

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