Thursday, November 20, 2008

Big Oops in the Quarter

Billy and I were in the French Quarter recently and while perusing through junk in a store, we suddenly heard a loud crash,crunching sound. Thinking someone had possibly hit our car, which was parked right outside, we ran out to find this:

Someone had, for no reason at all, sharply turned into a balcony support. It was quite a sight to behold. The driver was the guy in black and to the left of the car in the picture below. He seemed to accept the mishap easily, while others around gathered around and got on their horns and snapped pictures to send to friends. The shop owners said that people run into balcony supports all the time.
When we drove past to go home, we noted the piece missing from the bumper and also, not in view here, a huge, HUGE crater in the side of the car. No wonder the guy was so nonchalant.