26 February 2010

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (259)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of Bild (via Deadspin) (from Thursday, February 25; link good at time of posting):
A switched-off mobile phone spelt the end of speed skater Patrick Beckert’s Olympic dream.


As an Olympic substitute he would have been able to take the place of Italy’s injured athlete Enrico Fabris in the 1,000-metre event.

But at the crucial moment the 19-year-old couldn’t be contacted because his mobile was switched off!


Beckert was substitute number four. The three other athletes were also unreachable.
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