Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Instant Drive-Thru

In everyone’s life a little rain must fall. But on January 2nd, one of the neighbors got a torrential downpour.

I came home from a comic run to find this:

I wasn’t there when it happened but I do know two things: 1) the car belonged to the same person the apartment belonged to and 2) there was a bar mitzvah there earlier.

Do #1 & #2 combine to make this a new kind of party? A CAR MITZVAH?

………I don’t like the silence. It’s not funny – I get it….let’s move on.

So I hear the owner of the car on his cell phone with someone telling them his car insurance will pay for the damage to the car and the apartment. The police didn’t haul anyone off so it was just an accident and the insurance probably will pay. But this family still has to live in a place where the manager has told them they need to stay out of that room and have cut the electricity to that room.

Still, since they own the car and it went into their apartment, it’s their problem. At least they didn’t inflict that on someone else or have it inflicted on them.

No one got hurt and that’s what matters.

I know taking pictures of the car sticking out of the apartment was not in great taste but since everyone else was out there snapping I decided to take a few too. After all, if someone puts a car into someone’s bedroom, it’s entertainment for the entire complex. We all gathered around and some filmed the tow truck pull the car out of the wall.

It didn’t hit anything load bearing and they threw up a few sheets of plywood to cover the hold. The amazing thing was that the meshing and plaster held up so well that once the car was pulled out, there wasn’t a large hole there.

Just a bad way to start the new year, unless it was someone’s resolution to renovate their apartment and get their car repainted and this was their idea to work smarter and not harder.

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