Sometimes, you are still standing when you hear those immortal words, other times you are looking up at them. I am of course referring to the classic line “Sorry mate, didn’t see you”. So, what’s the best excuse you’ve had from someone that tried (or succeeded) in sending you to hospital? Let me set the ball rolling with one I had the other day that almost left me speechless. She’d pulled out onto a small roundabout I was already on. I shouted at her while taking evasive action. She actually stopped (rather abruptly, which almost caused another accident) and wondered why I was upset with her. I pointed out that despite my canary yellow top she didn’t appear to have seen me, when she’d pulled out . So she said “Look, my husband told me he’s having an affair this morning. So, I don’t give a dam!” At the time the best I could reply was that didn’t give her an excuse to go around trying to put people in hospital. A few minutes later, I wondered if instead I should have made some comment about ‘if her driving skill matched her bedroom ability, I’m not surprised’ Somehow, I don’t think she’d have reacted too well to such a comment. So, what would you have said? Or what lines have you had used on you?