Matt's dad has a little two-seater hatchback Subaru...
Matt's dad had a little two-seater hatchback Subaru...
It turns out that rotating a car 180 degrees in a horizontal plane and 180 degrees in a vertical one is an automatic negligent driving charge.
Who'd have known?
The police officer - or officer attending - was (a) hot, and (b) impressed by how sanguine I was.
"It's not mine," I said, explaining it all.
She took my details and I suggested that since she now had my number that if she was feeling a little down that she should call me around and I would turn that frown - like the car - upside down.
She smiled and we made love for hours, during which time I turned her upside down a few times.
So, that's why I was late for work.
Q: But why, Harry, did you borrow the car in the first place?
A: I was visiting my Aunt at Newport Beach and last time I caught the L-88 bus from Central which took two hours and cost $5.60, so I borrowed the car to save time and money.
Q: But why, specifically, were you visiting your aunt?
A: Because we were planning our two week driving holiday to Victoria and back.
In her car.
And THAT, Alanis Morriset, is ironic.
Don't you think?
And, naturally I had to catch the bus back to Sydney.
For $5.60 plus a new car.
A little too ironic?
Yes, I really do think.
(So, after a dude asked if I was okay as I crawled out the window, and another couple stopped a bit later, I started calling people who could find a tow truck for me.
I got through to Lady Awesome who asked where I had crashed. I told her and she said she'd just heard it announced on the radio.
See! I told you guys I'd be on the radio some day!)