I was mowing the lawn today and apparently came too close to a underground yellow jacket nest. They started stinging the crap out of me while I was going uphill towards the house. I pressed down all the way on the go fast pedal and was swatting, slapping, and jumping around in the seat when suddenly the tractor stalls midway. Operator out of seat shut down the tractor.
So there I am in a panic trying to escape as fast as I could and trying to figure out what next. Ok parking brake, seatbelt, and jump off. Well I got the parking brake, seatbelt was fighting me, but the arm rest snagged my shirt and I tumbled off the side, roll, and got up running towards the safety of the house. All in all I got stung only a few times and a sore ankle. Could have been worse if I didn't know exactly where the parking brake was or a somewhat collected mind to engage it before I escaped with my life.
Moral is you never know when you'll end up in a situation, some are foreseeable, some sting the hell out of you.
Tonight it's yellow jacket killing. Gas works great