Holy S***! I’m gonna die here!

I make no apology for writing another post about Kathy’s visit to our home.

We picked them up at the station and drove about 20 minutes to our home. We forget that we drive on the left and that Kathy wouldn’t have been on a car journey in England before. We were chatting away, when suddenly Kathy cried out….

“Holy s***! I’m gonna die here!”

I turned round to see Kathy scrunched up in a ball in the back seat, trying to shield herself. We laughed, but didn’t really take in the fact that she must have been truly frightened. Until now. One week later!

This is a graphic of the scenario that brought on the shriek from Kathy.


Mo and I went out today, in search of some bridges, for a photo challenge I’m taking part in. A car passed us as we were going around a bend in the road and we suddenly remembered Kathy.  I had my camera running on video and managed to capture this.


We are so sorry Kathy, for not realizing how scared you must have been at the time, but it does make for a hilarious memory for us!

  • Comedy Plus

    You two crack me up. You laugh and laugh and laugh and you had hubby and I laughing too. Poor Kathy.

    Have a terrific day. Hugs to you both. 🙂

    • Glad you had a laugh too. It’s good for the heart 🙂

  • I cannot tell you the number of times I nearly got hit by cars in London. My brain just is so trained to the way (direction) we drive here that I would step off the curb stupidly time after time.

    • I wouldn’t step off the curb in London, unless it was on a crossing, even though I’m used to it 🙂

  • I am sure it wasn’t funny for Kathy in the moment but in retrospect I will bet she is laughing too. Especially since she survived. hahahaha

    It sure sounds funny from a distance.

    • We said that phrase for the whole two days they were here. It tickled us so much.

  • I’m just gonna say this once — you guys need to take your show on the road. I could listen to you talk and laugh for an hour and not tire of it one bit. OMG. Hysterical! Also, I really did think we were gonna die. I’m glad we didn’t, for so many obvious reasons, but also because I didn’t want you to have to go to the time and expense of shipping my body back to the States. Because you know, shipping expenses for a large woman would set you back some. Just sayin’.

    • I can’t believe it took us until today to see that you must have been a nervous wreck at the time. We take it for granted people expect cars to come at them on the right. Next time you come, make Dave sit on the right hand side of the car!

  • OMG! That is hilarious. Poor Kathy. I lived in Folkstone for two months one summer and had a tough time adjusting to driving on the wrong side of the street and which way to look when crossing the street. It’s all so confusing.

    • The more we think about it, the more we laugh. Even though it was not funny for Kathy at the time 🙂

  • “I’m gonna die here !”

    You two are the creme brulee when it comes to this kind of comedy

    Hahahaha… I am so going to remember this whenever I drive a sharp bend.

    • Once we get started, there’s no stopping us. This was just a snippet of our laughter 😀

  • Ron

    Babs, I was so hoping you would share MORE of your visit with Kathy and Dave. So bring it on, girl!

    OMG…I died laughing at the graphic of the scenario that you created. HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!

    And the video? I started laughing just from YOU and MO laughing!!!!

    I agree with Kathy, you guys need to take your show on the road!!!!

    I remember the first time I drove in a car while in Japan; forgetting that they too drive on the opposite side of the road, like in Europe. It FREAKED me out at first because I thought we were going to get SLAMMED on the right side of the car (which is where “I” was sitting).

    Fun post, Babs!

    Okay, I think I’m going to watch that video clip again!

    X to you and Mo!

    P.S. I love BOTH your laughs!

    • It’s only in the UK that we drive on the left. The rest of Europe drives on the right. We Brits are a weird lot 🙂 Once Mo and I get going, it’s hard for us to stop laughing at times. People think we are mad…….Makes sense.
      By the way. My laugh has been likened to a cackling witch!

      • Ron

        Oh, I had no idea?!? I thought it was that way all over Europe.

        “Once Mo and I get going, it’s hard for us to stop laughing at times. People think we are mad…….Makes sense.”

        Well, I’m mad too, so we would get along famously!

        “By the way. My laugh has been likened to a cackling witch!”

        Nooooooooooooo….it’s a brilliant laugh. And very contagious.


        • I know you are a bit mad from your videos 😉 We would definitely get along famously!

          • Ron


            Yes, my videos…I’m definitely MAD.


          • OMG! Ron & Babs – I always ALWAYS start laughing immediately as soon as I hear Babs & Mo laugh!

          • Meleah. Laughter is infectious. At least if you’re a fun person it is 😉

          • Agreed!

  • Laughter is indeed catching.. thanks for that 🙂

    • You are welcome. It’s a bit like yawning ha ha!

  • Oh, man!! If I was Kathy, I would have been just as terrified!!

  • I can’t say that I wouldn’t have had that same reaction. Heck, I flinch if someone pulls up to a side street stop sign a little too fast. We were hit in the side like that once and it does stay with you.

    • I also flinch at times, but the last time I was in a car driving on the wrong side was too long ago to remember much 🙂

  • Poor Kathy! My husband and I plan to visit England next year (it was going to be this year but he got a new job and we had to move.) We keep wondering what it’s going to be like driving on the “wrong” side of the road.

    • It will be a bit scary at first, but if you take it slowly, I’m sure you’ll be fine 🙂 I think being in the back seat made it worse for Kathy. She wasn’t expecting it.

  • ladyinredagain

    I have just come back from my first visit to the states. We were in California for 2 weeks. I was supposed to be driving at least some of the time and un until a week before we went I thought I would have to do all the driving. In the end I didn’t do any of it, I could not get used to being on the wrong side of the road at junctions… it was ok going straight but turning at junctions were very scary for me. So I can quite understand how Cathy felt.
    Incidentally I think I originally found you through Cathy when I was writing my Simply Anna Blog.

    • Sometimes I’m thankful that I don’t drive, with all these things to think about 🙂 I hope you had a fantastic holiday. I’ve never been to the states.