Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Snow Hope for drivers

My next door neighbour just phoned.
She lives about half a mile away across the fields, their enormous beautiful house is at the bottom of a long fabulous smooth tarmac drive.
She went outside into the farmyard yesterday to get in the Landrover and collect the children from school, which was closing early.

She discovered the stock box was attached and so requested her husband remove it.
"Why don't you take your car?" he said
"Because it won't get up the drive in the snow" she said
"Of course it will" he said
"Fine, if you think it'll get up there, you drive it" she said

Her husband got in the car.
She went back into her house.

Minutes later she heard sounds she could only liken to a hedge trimmer and could smell clutch burning.
On closer inspection she could see from the tyre marks that her husband had zig-zagged most of the way up the drive but couldn't quite get to the top.
He was stuck and not happy.
He offered to push her in the car if she got in to steer.

He got out.
She got in.
He pushed and got the car nowhere.
He admitted defeat, walked down the drive, unhooked the stock box and drove the Landrover straight up the drive and went to get the children.
She went back into the house.

When husband returned he asked:
"Have you tried to move your car"
She replied "No"
"Did you leave it in gear?"
Him..."ah, well it's now down the bottom of the field resting against the fence"

But the weird thing is...

Half way down the field is a telegraph pole.
The tyre marks of the getaway car show the car careered towards the telegraph pole and circumnavigated round it before continuing on it's crash course against the fence!!
I bet she couldn't have done that if she'd been steering!
What are the chances of that?

And the car?
broken bumper, nothing more!


Working Mum said...

Silly man! This is one time when Landrovers are the only thing to drive!

rosiescribble said...

What a stroke of good luck, well, sort of!

dulwichmum said...

A landrover is indeed a fabulous vehicle. There really is nothing quite like a 4x4 (smirk)...

God I need a drink.

nappy valley girl said...

After the last snowfall here, am begining to see the attraction of 4x4s...our dodgy Dodge did not even make it up our driveway.

A Modern Mother said...

That sounds like something that could happen in our house (minus the long drive).

On another note -- please let there be school on Monday...

Mamma Po said...

Just read your comment on A Modern Mother's post and agreed with you vociferously. And then also felt guilty about betraying my children. Hey ho. Must be nearly bed-time all round and I can gaze at their sleeping forms and think about how angelic they are!

Have also just tagged you at mine...

Muddling Along Mummy said...

Don't you just love landrovers ! And I wish you'd taken a picture of those tracks