The Revenge of the Shopping Carts
As Fay blew through Gainesville, we got lots of rain and gusty wind but not enough to create a safety threat. Quite a few of us took to the roads on errands.
I wound up in the parking lot of a shopping center. Not as many cars as on a typical day but still quite a few cars. As I was driving down an aisle in quest of a parking space, suddenly a shopping cart sailed by — appearing to be rushing to escape the parking lot.
As I stopped my car, gusts of wind-driven rain awakened another stationary cart, which zoomed about 20 yards and crashed into an unsuspecting parked car. The wind gusted again, and the cart zipped off and rammed into another car.
I was envisioning the squirrels in the Geico commercials sitting in a tree driving the carts by remote control.
So even if cars weren’t damaged by falling limbs or floods, they could be the victims of The Revenge of the Shopping Carts.
[Photo from www.cityfood.com, as I didn’t have my camera with me to capture the scene. In Gainesville, less fog, fewer carts, more cars and gusting rain.]