...But when they happen on the way to work, it's not good! So I was riding to work, normal as, came across a sudden red light, hit the brakes, and BAM! Front wheel slid on a big manhole cover and I came right off and slid down the road for about 20 meters. So now I have a sprained thumb that is killing me, and multiple bruises and grazes down my left leg and I'm limping like an old man who lost his walking stick. My bike on the other hand, has only a few scratches, a bent handle bar and the chain came off, which is all easily fixable, thank goodness. I'm just so glad I didn't hit anyone when I came off, as I think the pedestrian crossing had just gone green as I slid off, so it could have been much worse, and I'd be sitting in a police station, rather than my parents' place, and we'd have someone more injured than I, which I'd rather not have.
What surprised me was the kindness of the general public. I think I had about 5-6 people help me when they saw what happened, which was unexpected because I'm used to the idea that people operate on the "Someone else will do it" mind set. They were very kind, called the ambulance just in case, helped me and my bike up, rung my work for me, and gave me a glass of water and a chair until Dad could come and get me.
My bike is still sitting in town. We wheeled it to the nearest motorcycle park, and dad will fix the chain and ride it back home for me when he is done with work, so hopefully I'll be back on the road tomorrow.
I hate manhole covers... They're god damn dangerous if you don't see them! They should be covered with some non-slip material so that things like this don't happen.