31 July, 2008

How literal should we be?


Here's the latest in too-true signs in Chicago, found by our latest correspondent and proficient commentor - my Mom.

It turns out that there was a car accident a few days ago, not too far from her house. I preface this story by letting you all know that no one involved seems to have been too seriously injured, so we can feel relatively free in enjoying a lighter side of the story. Anyway, according to the Chicago Tribune:


The driver, a 56-year-old Chicago woman, "was turning into the Starbucks when she lost control of the vehicle and went through the glass window, striking two individuals," said Chicago Police Officer John Mirabelli. The Lexus jumped a curb, leveled a stop sign and damaged a tree before shattering the wall of the shop in the 6000 block of North Lincoln in the Peterson Park neighborhood. The driver was cited for making an improper right turn, negligent driving and lack of insurance, police said.

Sounds really scary, right? This woman drove right into the coffee shop, injuring herself, her passenger, and two customers who were already inside. Definitely sad, definitely a shame.

Then my Mom noticed the picture that went along with the article, and began to laugh. Hmm, I wonder where I got my warped sense of humor... anyway, here's the photo - you can judge the laugh factor for yourselves:

Lost control of her vehicle? Perhaps she was just following instructions.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha! Pretty good.

Ariel said...

Really, really, really hysterical. Thanks for adding some humor to my day!

toby said...

anonymous and ariel - glad you enjoyed! Thanks for coming by!