sing along in German to one of Rammstein's famously soft pop ballads at the time
I once took the roof off a McDonalds while driving a truck full of washing machines
Super Hans wrote: I could have tried to tell my friends that a fluffy little animal ran out in front of me and that I swerved to avoid it, but as my friends were in convoy behind me, that would have been hard to pull off...... [fuck verbatim]
.....Retrieval involved driving into the the nearest village and asking, cap in hand, for assistance. The locals did a wonderful job in supplying a heavy-duty rope, some manual labour for piling up a rock wall and a Toyota 4x4 with a complimentary driver. .
Super Hans wrote:It was a Hotpoint of contention whether I would keep my job or not.
Super Hans wrote:And then I remind myself that I recently drove into a ditch.
Yes. I drove into a rather big ditch and I did it properly. Head first.
*monkey* wrote:Don’t know if this counts, because I wasn’t technically driving, but here goes:
Was in Taimall for lunch one day and returned to the car park to find I couldn’t start my car. In those days you could park outside the mall in a fairly big car park that buses used. There were maybe 2 or 3 other cars and a bus parked there in an area that could hold maybe 100 vehicles.
Anyway, I knew why the car wouldn’t start – it had a dodgy starter relay and I was too lazy to replace it. So what I used to do was pop the hood, insert the ends of an uncoiled paper clip into the relay seat to kick the engine over, then close the hood and drive away normally. Kind of like the “hotwiring” you see in the movies.
Anyway, back to Taimall – I hotwired the car as I had done many times before, but quickly realized this time was different. The car was in gear and the handbrake wasn’t properly applied. Fortunately it was in reverse because if it was in “D” the car would have run me over and I probably wouldn’t be here today to write this. The engine roared into life and the car began moving backward. I could just keep pace with it running, but there was nothing I could do to stop it and it sailed off across the car park with the hood and the driver’s side door open.
Because the front wheels weren’t straight, it arced in a quarter circle that put it on a collision course with a new Toyota Camry about 20 meters away. With me still in hot pursuit, the Rodeo slammed into it, destroying a headlight, bending its bumper and caving in the front grill. The Rodeo’s spare tire carrier took the brunt of the impact so there was no noticeable damage to my car.
Looking around and expecting there to be a whole bunch of people witnessing this circus-like spectacle. I was amazed that nobody seemed to have noticed. There weren’t even any cameras in the car park to record the event.
So I did what any other honest, law-abiding citizen would do -- and jumped in the car and got the hell out of there. After all, I’m not gonna pay for damage that I didn’t technically do.
As with every accident, there were contributing factors.. There was no crash barrier...
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