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Offline Vivacious

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Well, he got his 'time alone'
« on: January 24, 2005, 05:28:45 PM »
By Hugh Schofield
Paris
BBC News

Jean-Luc Josuat-Verges with his family

Mr Josuat-Verges had told his wife he wanted some time alone
A man who went missing five weeks ago in south-western France has been found alive in an underground cave system where he had got lost.

Jean-Luc Josuat-Verges, 48, told police he survived by eating wood and clay.

He was found thanks to some teenagers who had been exploring the caves, which are normally closed to the public.

Mr Josuat-Verges left his home on 18 December suffering from depression and telling his wife he wanted to be alone for a time, local newspapers said.

Taking a bottle of whisky he drove his jeep to an abandoned mushroom farm consisting of a vast network of underground tunnels.

But in the pitch blackness he got lost and for the next 35 days he had to survive as he could.

Wrapped in plastic sheeting, he said he ate wood and clay, which may have been the remains of the mushrooms.

On Thursday the teenagers, taking advantage of a teachers' strike, went to explore the underground galleries which are supposed to be out of bounds to the public.

Seeing the man's jeep, they alerted the police who eventually found him on Friday.

He was thin, very dishevelled, but alive. It was like seeing a mummy rising from the dead, one officer told a newspaper.



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Re: Well, he got his 'time alone'
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2005, 06:13:09 PM »
Oh, my. I knew men liked their caves but this is taking things a bit too far, wouldn't you say?  ::)
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Re: Well, he got his 'time alone'
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2005, 06:49:45 PM »
I wonder how it feels to be 'at one with the mushroom'? :grin:  What a dick :scratch:  35 days in complete darkness, eating clay and wood - he must have a major malfunction. :cheesy:
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Re: Well, he got his 'time alone'
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2005, 07:00:09 PM »
Mmm ... dunno about that: some folk would pay good money for that length of time away from the other half. And, as it's pitch black anyway, there's no chance of going blind :D ;)
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Re: Well, he got his 'time alone'
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2005, 08:37:35 PM »
But ... he coulda died ... I still say: "what was he thinkin'?"

Oh. Sorry. That's something only wimmin do -- think ...  :hidin:
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Re: Well, he got his 'time alone'
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2005, 09:44:55 PM »
Why didnt he just check into a seedy motel and hire a hooker like anyone else??  Sheesh!

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Re: Well, he got his 'time alone'
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2005, 02:11:55 AM »
men dont think too clearly. 

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Re: Well, he got his 'time alone'
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2005, 08:07:53 AM »
I don't think it's a gender issue. The only reason women don't do stuff like that is because they can't see the mirror in a dark cave.  :bleh:
"Lord, here comes the flood, we will say goodbye to flesh and blood. If, again, the seas are silent in any still alive, it'll be those who gave their island to survive. Drink up, dreamers, you're running dry."
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Re: Well, he got his 'time alone'
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2005, 04:09:44 PM »
...or they would have got lost on their way to the cave :afro:  Our washing machine broke down a couple years ago, so my wife decided to take the washing to a laundrette across the other side of town (2 miles).  Half an hour later, she was hopelessly lost and twenty miles past her target destination :fugly:
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Re: Well, he got his 'time alone'
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2005, 10:02:06 PM »
But I'll bet she finally stopped and asked for directions, huh? Huh?  :cool:
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Re: Well, he got his 'time alone'
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2005, 05:46:15 PM »
But I'll bet she finally stopped and asked for directions, huh? Huh?  :cool:

No, actually, she rang me, in tears ::) and asked for directions home :huh:
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Re: Well, he got his 'time alone'
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2005, 11:45:52 AM »
I feel for the guy.
I got lost on my way somehere else. Im still lost.
Some clown told me to turn right at Neptune then do a sling shot around Mars.
It should have been left,
So now I'm here, learning your language and getting by.
That tunnel system sounds good. Where is it again?

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Re: Well, he got his 'time alone'
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2005, 08:43:35 AM »
Second star on the right, and keep straight on till morning...  (quote)

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