And who can forget poor old Wile E. Coyote who tried every trick in the book to get the Roadrunner, only to meet his demise upon every effort...often "close, but no cigar".
And so we begin this week's winning "Fried Fridays" story...
DATELINE: BERLIN, GERMANY
Meet an unnamed 69 year-old Berliner fraulein who was at the Baltic resort island of Usedom. Couldn't find anything else about her, but I am now curious what her spiritual or psychic outlook on Life is.
For starters, I'm going to guess she is not an accomplished driver; or, if she were, that accomplishment has gone bye-bye, or at the very least been seriously compromised.
She had just gone to a local supermarket for a little shopping, but had the misfortune of running into 3 cars....count 'em, 3...as she was trying to pull out of the 'car park', as they call it.
Probably out of panic and the shock of hitting the 3 cars, instead of hitting the brake she stepped hard on the accelerator.
Her hurtling now-derby car shot across the lawn and promptly crashed into a nearby house.
Luckily and thankfully, she was not seriously hurt. The police arrived on the scene and as you would expect called an ambulance to take the woman to the hospital for observation and treatment.
And so they carefully placed her on a gurney, into the ambulance and headed to the hospital. I would imagine that while shaken, the woman was glad she was in the 'okay' shape she was, considering her sequential mishaps.
Until a truck crashed into the ambulance before they arrived.
In one hour, this poor woman went from Aisle 12 to Room 12...but through it all sustained only minor injuries, amazingly.
"I'll take 'Hiring a Cab' for $600, Alex...."
Happy Easter weekend to everybody! Have a SAFE one!!!