The brakes on the Pres' truck had been acting up and he decided enough was enough! Putting the truck in neutral and placing a rock behind the left rear tire, he began his search. When he finished he opened the door and said, "Are you ready?"
We were heading out to do a few errands.
Extending my hand to reach the door on the passenger side of the truck, it began to roll down the hill right toward our fence....our wooden fence! Unbeknownst to me, the Pres had walked around the back, removed the rock and FORGOT THE BIG, HEAVY, RED, DODGE DIESEL WAS IN NEUTRAL!
Careening down the hill and heading toward our wooden fence the truck seemed to gain speed as I stood there screaming, "Honey, get out of the way!!!"
Reacting quickly (thank goodness), the Pres was able to unlock the moving truck with his key while running along side, open the door and hurl himself in, and hit the brake just as the truck hit the fence!
Sure, there are a few cracked fence posts. Sure the truck's rear bumper was dented. But the Pres came out of it unscathed...thank goodness!!
When I think about what could have happened, I shudder.
When I think that the Pres could have been run over by his own vehicle, I cringe!
When I think that he forgot he left the truck in neutral, I say "Oy vey!"
How about you? Any close mishaps lately?