One of the benefits of my retarded (wickid re-tah-ded, for the natives) long commute is that occasionally, as I’m sitting in traffic, headbanging to Orville Prendergast’s Barbershop Explosion, I see some shit that makes me laugh. Somtimes it’s as simple as a humorous bumper sticker (I saw one last week that said “McCain in ’08” – comic genius, I tells ya!). Sometimes it’s a little more…
Last week I’m driving into work, at about 7:30 AM on the Massachusetts Turnpike (Masspike for the natives) when traffic slows down. Thankfully, I’m still near the front of the pack, and I soon find out what the delay is.
There’s a car on the shoulder, dual flashers on. As I get closer, I see the car is still rolling along – barely. I can see that the car is dipping down on the front driver’s side. Flat tire, I said to myself.
As I passed, I realized that the tire wasn’t flat. It just WASN’T FUCKING THERE! What’s more, the rim itself was AWOL. I was witnessing a car driving on three rims and a BRAKE ROTOR!
What I want to know is:
1) Did the wheel pop off while driving, or did the driver stop and take it off?
2) Why was the driver still going? (staties pass by every few minutes – help would have been there quickly)
3) How far did he expect to get like that?
4) How far did he make it?
People… when you have only three wheels – STOP THE CAR!