Saturday, February 25, 2012

French drive through


Something pretty unusual happened next to my home today... A car backed into a restaurant! Nobody was injured or anything, but the owner of the place must have been pretty frightened by this very pushy customer! One of the guys contemplating the scene while I was taking the photo said to me "you know, it was a woman who got confused between the brakes and gas pedal!" My guess is that he did not really know...

17 comments:

  1. Some people will do anything for a free meal.

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  2. maybe she/he was in desperate need of a drink? :-)

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  3. Happens in San Diego a lot.

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  4. Whether XX or XY, somebody clearly got confused between the brake and gas pedal. Yikes. Nobody injured? That's all that matters. Everything else is just stuff.

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  5. That scene looks very puzzling - how did it happen, how did the car get in that position? But it's a good thing no one was injured!

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  6. Incroyable la position de la voiture ! comment cela a-t-il pu se passer ??? et les 2 "piquets" métalliques eux aussi pliés, la voiture n'y est pas allée de main morte !

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  7. Bonjour Madame,

    Let's see what we have here,

    1 x bottle red wine 7.00 euros
    1 x bottle white wine 7.00 euros
    1 x new shop front 5,000 euros

    That will be 5,014 euros please. Would you like a bag for the wine?

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  8. I am surprised that the scooter was not involved in someway. Interesting shot in black and white. Long neglected, black and white is how I began, in 1953, in Japan. It was before 35mm color film was available. And the fascination with 35mm was not that strong yet. I also used a camera with a twin lens. It used 120mm film on a roll. I just recently retired the camera and the extra flash unit that attached to it. ANYWAY, do you process your own black and white or just use a conversion program for digital? Interesting to see something in black and white again.

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  9. @Drummond: at least the tip is included!

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  10. Hmmmph. To assume it was a woman. Just have to say if they did a study of how many drivers there are and the proportion of accidents to male/female drivers, I think you might be surprised. Anyway, glad no one was hurt!

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  11. Déjà vu! Olivier Magny posted this same scene on Facebook yesterday. There must have been a crowd of photographers documenting this site. I am partial to your black & white version.

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  12. I confirm Eleanor...I too had the "luck" to be there. But the b&w really makes it different as Honest Abe mentioned.

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  13. Is there so little parking in your neighborhood?!

    Tomate Farcie

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  14. Seriously, I have a hard time believing that the little car alone could do that kind of damage on the poles in the sidewalk. I believe there is more to this story!

    Tomate Farcie

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  15. "French Drive Through" awh, you are very clever. What a great title for your photo. I love it!

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