These photos were taken on June 6, 2017.
The location was at a service station at a busy
intersection in Rockville Maryland.
The "Take It!" Came while sitting at the intersection
waiting for the light to change, out of my usual curiosity I happened to look to my right and saw what I thought was an external exhaust fan hanging on by a thread on the back of a food
truck. Luckily I was able to negotiate a right turn from the middle lane and made my way into the service station to take a look. One can easily see the location of where the fan had
taken a tremendous hit. I could not help but think of several scenarios of what might have gone through the mind of who ever was driving the Truck at that fateful moment. Judging from the
mark of the impact on the duct work, the noise from the hit, must have echoed through the truck, adding to the horror of the drivers realization of having misjudged an overhead whatever.
I almost think it would have been kinder to have had it knocked completely off, rather than still there as a constant reminder of the goof up.
Having taken the few shots that I did, I moved on, not
wanting to see the driver of the truck. I pulled up to the drive out point and waited for a break in the traffic to get back on my way. What should appear but the car directly in front of
me having what looked like someone had been chewing on the edge of his rear hub cap. That the two of these mini tragedies were on display within 15 feet of one another was almost too
much. I thanked my lucky stars and moved on.
The After Take: When I showed these photos to
several of my photo friends, they joined me in the wonder of what might have gone through the heads of the two hapless people that were driving when misfortune hit.
The saying, measure twice, cut once, with some
modification fits the driving care that needs to be constantly in place.
Wishing everyone my best, and please opt to be safe
this 4th of July.