How Many Chances? : Bungee Jumping

On the list of Things I’d Like To Do But Rather Wouldn’t is bungee jumping.  It’s one of the things I’d like to say I’ve done and would probably prefer once it’s over, so would probably prefer not to do it at all.

When I was recently on holiday there was a bungee jumping… “thing” on a bridge.  Let’s call it a shed in the middle of the bridge with a sign alluding to its presence at each end of the bridge.  No pricing or anything, just a phone number to ring, book and turn up before throwing yourself at the Adriatic from a great height.

A group of us were discussing whether we do it.  My opinion was based on the fact that if I’d paid I would jump.  I didn’t know how much it was so decided to jump online.  Interestingly I couldn’t find that particular jump shed on the t’interweb except for a thread in a chat forum asking about whether they had insurance.

I wasn’t the only person who hadn’t found the website for the place, so most were saying not to trust it.  The original poster, though, said that they did have three jumps worth of insurance on her travel policy.

It struck me that the OP had somewhat missed the point!  The insurance would be useful in the event of cancellation, but once you’ve walked to the gate, the things for which you might need insurance are catastrophic!

This is the thing… I was probably not entirely truthful in saying that I would jump if I’d have paid for it.  I’m a big believer in keeping options open and, if I’ve paid for a bungee jump, I’ve also paid to not do it if I don’t want too.  The person with their insurance probably had more chances than they were ever going to use.

Broken this fragile thing now
And I can’t, I can’t pick up the pieces
And I’ve thrown my words all around
But I can’t, I can’t give you a reason

I feel so broken up (so broken up)
And I give up (I give up)
I just want to tell you so you know

Here I go, scream my lungs out and try to get to you
You are my only one
I let go, there’s just no one that gets me like you do
You are my only, my only one

Made my mistakes, let you down
And I can’t, I can’t hold on for too long
Ran my whole life in the ground
And I can’t, I can’t get up when you’re gone

And something’s breaking up (breaking up)
I feel like giving up (like giving up)
I won’t walk out until you know

Here I go, scream my lungs out and try to get to you
You are my only one
I let go, there’s just no one who gets me like you do
You are my only my only one

Here I go so dishonestly
Leave a note for you my only one
And I know you can see right through me
So let me go and you will find someone

Here I go, scream my lungs out and try to get to you
You are my only one
I let go, there’s just no one, no one like you
You are my only, my only one
My only one
My only one
My only one
You are my only, my only one

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