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Foundation to buy Emily Harris a new touring bike.(4 posts)

Foundation to buy Emily Harris a new touring bike.Paul
Jun 26, 2002 9:40 AM
If you haven't read the above. it seems Miss Emily Harris while cycling through the fair city of Edinburgh, Scotland, which is located on the Firth of Forth, or is it the Forth of Firth, or Top of the Second. Anyway, poor Emily was out looking for a new sport bra, so she stopped at the local chapter of the British Heartless Foundation to get one. Emily parked her touring cycle outside, and went inside to find her sport bra. While inside the fitting room, unbeknownst to her, a cheeky clerk sold her touring bike for a tenner (a couple of bucks). The bike was worth a quid and a few pence, or perhaps a pound of two. The bloke who bought the bike who was drinking a pint of bitter, pedaled off never to be seen again. Emily, after finding that her A cup breast wouldn't fit into a D cup sport bra, left the store and found her bike missing. She asked the clerk if she had seen it, and the clerk told her she thought the bike was a donation, and had sold it. Emily went hysterical, and collapsed to the sidewalk screaming that between having small breasts, and her bike being mistakenly sold, she had nothing left to live for.

If we forum members all chipped in a few shillings to the Foundation To Buy Emily Harris a new bike, we could saved this wretched lass from a sure heartbreak.
she should ask Patty Hearstmr_spin
Jun 26, 2002 10:35 AM
Weren't they buddies in the SLA?
maybe if we chip in enough we can get her some...Pack Meat
Jun 26, 2002 10:42 AM
cosmetic surgery and take care of both issues.
This Emily Harris is not some wild-eyed radical...Me Dot Org
Jun 27, 2002 9:12 AM
...she's a legitimate chicken hypnotist.

(The Reuters Article:)

LONDON (Reuters) - An Alaskan chicken-hypnotist who cycles around the world with a traveling circus has ground to a halt after a charity clothes shop in Scotland sold her bicycle by mistake while she was in the fitting-room.
Emily Harris left the $1,800 bicycle leaning on a mannequin inside the British Heart Foundation shop in Edinburgh while she tried on a shirt. By the time she came out the bike had been sold for $15.

"I went into shock. I started shaking and I said 'what a lot of' with some expletives attached a few times," Harris told Reuters on Tuesday.

She said the shop staff apologized profusely but did not give her the proceeds of the impromptu sale.

"We're hoping the person who bought it will have the decency when he realizes the mistake to bring it back," said Jo Hudson, a spokeswoman for the British Heart Foundation.

"Someone's got an incredible bargain unbeknown to everyone including our unfortunate shop attendant."

Harris had built the bike herself around a German-made frame while working in a bicycle shop in New Orleans and had ridden it across much of the United States and Canada as well as Spain, France and Britain.

The 25-year-old from Palmer, Alaska, was touring Britain with a group of bike-riding circus artists who perform for children, financing their travels by busking in town centers and parks.

Harris performs as a fire-eater, puppet-master and concertina-player but her star act consists of hypnotizing chickens and making them play the piano, she said.

She was hoping the person who bought the bicycle would realize the mistake and return it to the shop, but failing that planned to request a working visa to make enough money to buy a new one.

"My plans are put on hold until I can get a bicycle. I can't do anything without one," she said.