After a harsh introduction, I started to get an idea that this might have been a bad idea.

The police accounted a few legal concerns with what was happening. Aside from destroying my car, I was also trespassing, creating a safety hazard and a mess. I was definitely concerned that I would end up in jail.

They called me a tow truck and I promised to clear the area of glass and fluids. One of the officers said that they had expected a juvenile footchase. I'm not sure he knew quite what to make of the situation, but he took it almost in stride.

The tension slowly lifted.

"My sister needs a car!" one officer exclaimed.

One of my friends suggested that a really funny photo would be of me in the back of a police car, which I quickly hush-hushed.

The first step in Operation Restore Order was to flip the car back over onto its wheels. This was a little trickier, but we were able to ease it back over with little problem.

Check owner's manual for the proper way to push-start your vehicle.

Everyone pitched in to help sweep up glass and debris. Jane brought kitty litter to soak up the liquid.

It was quite an experience, and I think everyone that helped was glad they lent a hand.

There were a few hidden expenses. When I called the junkyard the next morning, they weren't thrilled with the prospect of gaining such a mangled car.

"Are any of the windows broken?" the junkyard operator asked.

"Yes, uh, all of them." I replied.

"All of them?!" she exclaimed.

The broken windows and body damage had lowered the value of my car past zero. It would now cost me $55 to have them take the car off of my hands. 

Predictably, as soon as I checked my mail, I finally had a note from someone interested in buying the car! 

Do you think he would mind if the car had a few new scratches?



Back to home

cartipping 1 2

Thanks to Shawn Slaughter and Jane for some great photos!

Home | Contact Rob | Staff Page | Please don't write and tell me I could have donated the car. 

May 6th, 2004.

  • Photographic Height/Weight Chart
  • The Weight of Clothing
  • The Television Commercial Database
  • Terms and Conditions Copyright 2004