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April 21, 2017 / sharoncopy

Tie your load tightly

Just remembered this incident today.

I was walking with 4 or 5 of my little kids (some in strollers) down Chew St. in Germantown (Philadelphia). We stopped at a red light at a side street – heard noise in the street – when a car stopped for the red light, a pile of windows/sashes – about 6-7 – came loose from where they were tied on the top of a car – flew forward over the windshield, and smashed into the intersection. Everyone just stopped, stunned, with our mouths dropped open. A middle-aged man got out of the car and surveyed the damage. A couple of people slowly walked into the intersection and started carefully picking up a few of the bigger pieces. Everyone seemed to be waiting for the man’s reaction. Finally, a woman called to him, “Go ahead and swear – I know you want to!” Pause. All he said was (something like) “Eight hundred and twenty-five dollars,” and shook his head.

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