Monday, April 25, 2016

I Guess Some Folks Might Say, "She ROCKS!"

Take a gander at THIS:


Coming back from picking up The Pony's special award (STILL not a leg lamp) on Sunday, we had to meet Hick's oldest son at Bass Pro Shop in St. Charles. It is perilously close to Ameristar Casino, you know. But with The Pony along for the ride, Val stayed out of that gambling den.

Anyhoo...we made our left turn into the plaza with Bass Pro, and passed this car on a rock. I saw it as we went by, and commanded The Pony to take a picture. But he would not! "That's HER business. Not yours." Well. Pity he didn't tell the 15 people running toward her from the Bass Pro parking lot.

Hick's Oldest Son, hereafter known as HOS, was waiting on the lot with Hick's car (my mom's Trailblazer) so Hick could take it to the airport for his trip to France. "Fine, Pony. I'll have HOS get me a picture." And he did. Two, in fact.

"I was standing here on the lot. I stepped out to smoke a cigarette, and heard a crash. Then I saw it. I don't know how she did it. Probably texting." He went and took my pictures.

Thing is, when I saw it, I immediately thought it was staged. Like a car dealer was having a special sale. It's like when they drive a car up on a ramp to attract attention, right? To catch your eye. Make you want to look at cars. But no. This was the real thing. You should have seen the army of men headed over there. Unfortunately, I think the younger ones only wanted a picture. The older ones, dad types, wanted to help. One guy passed Hick and said, "I bet a bunch of us all together could lift that car up and set it down off the rock." Probably. But you just don't know these days. There might be a lawsuit if somebody got a hernia.

Here's another picture. When a dad type first arrived on the scene.


The entrance to that area is to the left, right behind the car. Just a short little drive, with an innocent rock sitting off the pavement.

Life is stranger than fiction.

18 comments:

  1. Val--Don't you think she was going fast? I mean, didn't she HAVE to get airborne for that to happen? (she asked the science soon-to-be-ex teacher)

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    1. No, I think she hit it just right. Like a stunt driver hitting a ramp to go up on two wheels. Look at her. I think the rock side of the car was light enough to ride up on there.

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  2. I can;t figure how she did it without messing the front up more.

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    1. Just the tire, man. Just the tire.

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  3. I've heard of getting "stoned" but this is ridiculous!

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    1. Heh, heh. Wonder what she's going to tell her insurance company.

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  4. How did she do that? Sioux is right, she had to be airborne, otherwise she would have smashed in the front of the car. Maybe it WAS magic ......

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    1. Her front end IS low to the ground. But I think the other side of the rock was slanted.

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  5. May I suggest you don't try to replicate it?

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  6. Wow, that's impressive! I thought it must be staged too - can't see HOW she did it!

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    1. See fishducky's suggestion above. You are sounding too impressed. That Stoner is NOT a good role model.

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  7. I showed the picture to HeWho ..... he says she hit the side of the rock and simply drove up on it. He is, after all, the expert of bizarre happenings.

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    1. Mark your calendar! I AGREE WITH HeWho!

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  8. Maybe a bunch of smart-alec friends DID lift it up as a joke. Like removing all the wheels and leaving your friend's car sitting on cinder blocks.

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    1. It's never too late for a confession.

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  9. She had to have been looking at her cell phone.

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    1. Or that's where her GPS told her to turn.

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