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Ukraine man crashes car as 50 pagers ring at once
January 14, 1999
KIEV, Ukraine (Reuters) -- A Ukraine businessman who bought a pager for
each member of his staff as a New Year gift was so alarmed when all 50 of
them went off at the same time that he drove his car into a lamp post, a
newspaper said on Thursday.
The unnamed businessman was returning from the pager shop when the accident
happened, the Fakty daily reported.
"With no more than 100 meters to go to the office, the 50 pagers on the
back seat suddenly burst out screeching. The businessman's fright was such
that he simply let go of the steering wheel and the the car ploughed into a
After he had assessed the damage to the car, the businessman turned his
attention to the message on the 50 pagers. It read: "Congratulations on a
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one car at the car show. Someone noted the windshield
wipers now didn't show from the front of the car. I opened my
mouth and seriously suggested, "maybe the windshield wipers
are on the *inside* of the windshield now . . . "
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