Shocking News about Murray Hill

When working as a bike messenger, certain neighborhoods became very familiar. For example, I had a lot of deliveries that centered from midtown to downtown. One neighborhood, Murray Hill, always stuck in my head. Mostly because Jamie and Paul’s dog on Mad About Youthe border collie mix, was named Murray. (Ahh, did I just admit that little tidbit? Don’t tell anyone.) Today, there was a shocking piece of news about Murray Hill.

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  1. On a long range rural (dark hours patrol) across the water in Northern Ireland many years ago; my young Boss (a 2nd Lieutenant straight out of the box) deemed it necessary to call a halt as he required a water leak! This did not bode well as every marine in the patrol would have taken a ‘service’ tactical leak at the last stop (laying in a prone fire position one would simply unzip and discharge into the ground, without any fuss).

    The 18 man patrol went to ground tactically taking cover behind a dry stone wall, which was only 200 feet away from a well known border crossing in bandit country. I was not a happy hector as it was the worst place possible to call a halt, but a nervous pee has no respect for rank!

    There was suddenly a panicked shout (almost a scream), which pierced the cold dead night; It was followed immediately by a marine who voiced his discontent. I slowly moved towards my ‘Boss’ and advised him to zip up and move to the rear, my controlled anger hardly withheld in it’s tone. I assumed control and headed the patrol up to high ground where we settled around the inner edge of a forest. I secured the patrol and headed towards ‘young sir’ to offer strong advice through a gypsies whisper.

    It transpired that ‘young sir’ had unzipped and pointed ‘percy’ at the dry stone wall and whilst in full flow had made contact with a live wire cattle fence, his startled reaction was to scream and pull sharp right where upon a young Marine took the brunt of the force~hence the muffled voice of discontent.

    ‘Young sir’ was hence forth known as ‘swampy’ by one and all. He actually turned out to be a very good Royal Marines Officer, and went on to serve the Corps through a short 12 year distinguished career.

    Yours Aye.

  2. That wasn’t a shock. That would have been near electrocution.
    A shock is where they tell you the power’s off, or you turned off the circuit and you fell those amps dancing in your fingers as you pull out of the box leaving skin behind.

    Going to the ER is something different.

    BTW- 50HZ (European) goes deeper(and huts worse into the bone) than the US 60HZ.

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