During the afternoon Betty Blonde decided to have a few glasses of white wine and a meal at the local chinese restaurant after work where she'd meet up with Ruby Redhead whom she called on her mobile phone. Ruby Redhead arrived just as the 7 o' clock news on abc 1 was starting on the portable t.v. sitting on a card table tucked away in one corner of the restaurant. Betty Blonde had booked a table for two, so they both settled down to watch the live breaking news story as it happened each holding a glass of white wine.
First news story is about a bloke threatening to commit suicide by leaping of the notoroious west gate bridge spanning the cold murky waters of the yarra river in the Melbourne suburb of Spotswood. He'd managed to climb onto the steel safety rail and discovered it very difficult to keep his balance because of the strong winds.
Betty Blonde says, i'll bet you $100.00 he doesn't leap off.
Ruby Redhead replies, you're on and they sealed the bet with a firm handshake.
A few minutes later the bloke leaps off the bridge executing an Elegant Swan Dive into the cold murky waters of the yarra river.
Dumbfounded Betty Blonde hands a $100.00 to Ruby Redhead, she refuses to accept the payment and says, i saw the same news story on the 5 o' clock news on channel 10 and knew how it was going to pan out.
Betty Blonde replies, i did to, but i didn't think in my wildest dream he'd dive off the bridge again!.
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