brett at pdikeman.ne.mediaone.net
Fri Dec 22 18:56:41 EST 2000
So, this morning, I notice the next door neighbor's garage door is
looking slightly inoperative(lower panel smashed), and said neighbor
is walking around outside looking very grumpy. Now, they've got one
of those under-the-house garages with a short and down-sloping
straight driveway into the garage, so I thought that maybe the car
that's always parked there rolled down the driveway...but said car is
parked as usual and looks fine.
Dropping off this month's rent check, my landlord inquires, "did you
hear the big crash last night?"
"Uhhh...no, but I saw the door this morning."
"How could you miss it?"
The story goes that a young 16 year old driver(minus the all
important license) lost control of his vehicle entering the street,
bounced off the neighbor's car(parked in the street in front of the
lawn), went -through- the lawn, -off- the rock wall, down into the
driveway, and through the garage door(sorry, no diagram, but it is as
impressive as it sounds)...
...where his little amusement park ride was promptly, and
destructively, brought to an end by the posterior of one
brand-spankin' new, pristine, babied, never-taken-out-of-the-garage,
Sure enough, there were a set of tire tracks right across the lawn,
and several sets of footprints leading from my landlord's driveway to
roughly the spot where Speedy ended up; she reported calling the
ambulance/police, and running to check on(and possibly detain until
constabulary presence), the young off-roading adventurer.
Fate was on my side, because had our little licence-and-brain-less
driver retained slightly more control and ended up on a more shallow
entry trajectory, he would have been stopped by most of the left side
of my 200q20v, already sporting two small dents, quite enough thank
you very much.) While the rather inept navigator of the world's
largest pinball would have caused less monetary damage, he would have
undoubtedly had much more personal injury while being "prevented"
from "leaving the scene of the accident."
"I swear, officer, he just bolted right out of the car, tripped a
half dozen times onto this rock wall, pushed his face across the
driveway there, and made it to the street before collapsing, he was
Anyway, there are far too many adjectives and truly bad English
grammar. Time to retire for dinner.
(about to go brave both elements and the general driving public)
Brett Dikeman Systems Engineer
ProAct Technologies Corporation 914-872-8043
(formerly CFN[formerly iClick, Inc]) 914-872-8100(fax)
120 Bloomingdale Rd. http://www.proacttechnologies.com
White Plains, NY 10605
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