Poor Boris, you’ve got to laugh.
There he is, enjoying a day out and grabs the opportunity for a trip down a zipwire. “It’ll make great pictures,” he thought, “and show everyone what a fun guy I am.”
Or maybe he was thinking about the airport he wants to build on our doorstep, and thought that taking flight would help him .
Well, it certainly had us laughing when the London Mayor was left hanging in mid air after the zipwire got stuck.
Not only is the video clip a YouTube sensation, but now a whole series of spoof pictures have emerged with Boris “dangling”.
Pictures of him strapped into a harness and wearing a crash helmet are now all over the internet, riding the zipwire into a shark’s mouth, over the dome at Greenwich, lost in space, stuck in a giraffe’s mouth, bouncing in a doorway like a baby, making a guest appearance in the Olympic opening ceremony, hanging like a charm from a rear view mirror, or being used as a game of conkers for the kids.
It may not have been quite the publicity he was after, but it could be worse and let’s face it, we’ve all found ourselves in embarrassing situations.
I once got myself stuck in a £150 cocktail dress in a ladies’ changing room. I don’t even know why I was trying it on; I couldn’t afford it and certainly wasn’t going anywhere where I’d need to wear it.
It was a bit of a whim. It was there, it was beautiful, I just wanted to see what it looked like on.
But after five minutes of trying to undo the zip, I had to call for an assistant. She tried, and failed, to unzip it, as did her colleague.
They called their manager. After 15 minutes of huffing and puffing, the manager admitted the zip had stuck on other dresses, and she was going to have to cut me out.
It didn’t put me off shopping, but it could explain why I get clammy whenever I go into a changing room.