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Pegman – Best Intentions

Here is my story for What Pegman Saw which this week takes us to the Gurara Waterfalls in Nigeria.

Copyright Eimantas Tamonis for Google Maps


“Ah, the power, the majesty…”

“Don’t jump, mate.”

“No, I’m just enjoying…”

“It’s not worth it. Lost your job?”

“You don’t understand…”

“It’s the wife, right? Shacked up with your best mate?”

“No, really, I just want some peace and quiet to…”

“It’s not worth killing yourself over.”

“Listen, you need to…”

“Just ‘cos he’s a stallion in the sack and you’re more of an eager hamster…”

“What? What? You… you…” shove

“Aaaargh… nooooot agaaaaaaain…” splash!

“That’s better. Ah, the power, the majesty…”


2 weeks later, after yet another stay in hospital…


“Oh, the gorgeous view…”

“Hey, lady, don’t jump, it’s not worth it.”

“Excuse me? No, I’m just enjoying…”

“It’s the old man, right? Shacked up with your best mate…”


  1. April 2, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Some people never learn, do they? Or maybe he just likes a good swim followed by a hospital stay. Entertaining and funny as always!


    • April 2, 2018 at 6:37 pm

      It’s probably his ideal day out, poor chap 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. April 2, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Dear Ali,

    All he wants is some peace and quiet to enjoy the view. Poor guy. Always the wrong place and the right nutcase, right? Made me chuckle.




    • April 3, 2018 at 5:01 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      I wonder how many people have had their day ruined by this joker 🙂


  3. April 3, 2018 at 2:14 am

    Why not jump? I mean, it obviously won’t kill you… it will just give you a nice relaxing two week stay in the hospital. Though I guess you could suffer the misfortune of getting this guy as a bedmate while you recuperate…


  4. April 3, 2018 at 2:41 am

    Love it.


  5. Lyn
    April 3, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Ali at his nutty best 😀


  6. April 3, 2018 at 11:37 am

    That guy must have a boring life. Getting shoved off the waterfalls seems to be a habit with him. Good writing, Ali. 😀 — Suzanne


  7. April 3, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Ha ha! Hmm, the guy’s one-track mind makes me wonder if he has a certain incident in his own past and is projecting! Funny stuff, Ali!


    • April 3, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      Ha, yes, woman troubles perhaps… he does seem a little fixated 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  8. April 3, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Talk about looking for trouble! Haha.


  9. Merbear74
    April 3, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Just ‘cos he’s a stallion in the sack and you’re more of an eager hamster…”
    That made me almost spit out my drink…great one. 🙂


    • April 4, 2018 at 6:52 am

      Hee 🙂 I thought it an apt description for a certain type. Though I’m sure “eager hamster” can be fun too 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  10. April 3, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    I hope the hospital costs are worth it.


    • April 4, 2018 at 6:53 am

      Ha, yes. I didn’t even consider that but I guess you have to pay for medical treatment in Nigeria.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. April 4, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Haha, hahaha! That’s what you get for being annoying XD


    • April 4, 2018 at 10:15 am

      Yeah, straight into the drink. I was actually hoping, before I looked for pictures, that the Garura Waterfalls were going to be higher… 🙂


  12. April 4, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    What a splash this story made in my heart, caused waves of laughter to surface. Thank thee, Ali.


  13. April 7, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Hilarious as always! Some people never learn! 😀


    • April 7, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      They’ll be after his hat again next week. I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  14. April 9, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Loved ‘the stallion’ comment.


  15. Sarah Ann
    April 10, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Well it comes to something when you can’t stop to admire a view without a busy body cropping up to stop you jumping. How many dunkings will he need before he stops? I imagine he’s a man because of the stallion comment – only another man would get that dig in.


    • April 10, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      It is a man 🙂
      At least visitors get a bit of a break while he’s in the hospital.

      Liked by 1 person

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