Yikes! Any pictures?
I can't quite imagine the look on your face! chortle...
R (nobody rode the elephants I saw in Kenya!)
No, I didn't want to embarrass the elephant, but I assure you I was the very image of stoic composure.
Plus, I had my girlfriend with me so I couldn't let a little thing like a "stampeding" elephant make me look bad!
...and there's another piece of wisdom from the hills of Thailand: always look cool in front of your future wife (it prevents her from telling embarrassing stories later on at social gatherings).