Whomp and Chomp


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.


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Comments: 6
  • #1

    SF1967 (Friday, 07 July 2017 18:14)

    Oh man what a downer, those things are expensive to replace.

  • #2

    Gabe (Friday, 07 July 2017 18:15)

    Maybe somebody beat that thing on the van with that persons hubcap. hahaha

  • #3

    Jim (Friday, 07 July 2017 18:17)

    Took me a second to see the rim on the last photo but the food trucks really sucks. That's a day ruiner for that guy.

  • #4

    Sally (Friday, 07 July 2017 18:18)

    I'm not the best driver as my hubby could no doubt probably tell you, so I can definitely relate to that feeling.

  • #5

    thatoneguy (Friday, 07 July 2017 18:19)

    i wonder if he hit an overpass

  • #6

    MHampy (Friday, 07 July 2017 18:23)

    I imagine he is aware, hopefully. If he was somehow oblivious to it though, that could be dangerous. Like if it flew off and hit another car while driving.