Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Monday, May 07, 2007

A Fresh Spring Crash

Firecrews test the asphalt after scrubbing away the blood.

On Saturday night I was meeting some friends from college for a dinner, followed by drunken Guesstures and deep conversations about ear wax and its incredible healing properties.

I was on my way to the restaurant when I encountered a familiar sight. That rapscallion Jimmy Dillnuts somehow got his licence back, and was on another destructive rampage.

Police directed traffic away from the accident while firefighters and witnesses stared at the wreckage of the black Mercedes. They were probably amazed that it suffered so much more crumplage than the plastic Cavalier which was also involved in the crash.

I could tell the cop directing traffic wanted to beat my ass for being so insensitive about the situation - so I avoided him by crouching on some stairs in order to take pictures.

I thought it rather humourous, and ironic, when I saw this sign in the background (on the right). I giggled a little bit, then turned around and headed back to my car.

That's when I ran into trouble. All of the occupants of the crunked vehicles were standing outside the restaurant where I had parked. The intense, angry stares were nearly enough to make me smash my own camera. Just kidding. But the daggers they shot at me were truly vicious.

I ducked as I sped away, causing no less than seventeen accidents as I made my slow, hybrid-style escape. At least the police and fire crews were handy.

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8 Comments:

Blogger K said...

That sign is classic!

I'm immune to being insensitive when dealing with accidents because I see them so often.

Great post :)

2:02:00 PM

 
Blogger ZoeyBella said...

That is a funny sign. And excellent job covering the accident. Daggers and all ;)

6:40:00 AM

 
Blogger patti_cake said...

Ha Haaaa you are a brave man. a BRAVE man! I love it!

10:23:00 AM

 
Blogger Katie said...

I never realized driving was so hard until I worked in insurance. The number of dumb accidents people would cause, then they would wonder why their rates would go up.

5:50:00 PM

 
Blogger Ms. Creek said...

why do you always get to see the exciting stuff? right place at the right time? nah, i think you've staged this and pay people to be stupid and smash their cars just for your blog! how much do they get paid?
Jimmy Dillnuts LIVES!!!

8:56:00 AM

 
Blogger Martini said...

Ms. Creek, that is a totally sweet idea. Maybe if I can't sell my dad's SHO, I'll crash it into something! What a sweet blog that would be.

2:57:00 PM

 
Blogger Ms. Creek said...

yeah, sweet as your cereal???

11:10:00 PM

 
Blogger Rainypete said...

I know the intersection all too well as I frequent the building of those who put up the sign.

I would have waded in photojournalist style and had a laugh. Just make sure that when you try that you stay out of arm's reach.

10:22:00 PM

 

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