A few months back I left my car in neutral and it rolled out of the garage, down the hill and destroyed a bush. I worried that the landlady would notice the missing shrubbery. Then the plumbers showed up yesterday.

They're replacing some damaged sewer pipe, which requires them to excavate all the way down to the street. The path takes them right through the stump of the boxwood I demolished. Score! So in addition to hanging all weekend with the wacky Czech plumber with the missing fingertips who, if possible, cusses more than I do, I'm exonerated for December's vehicular bushslaughter. He probably wondered why I brought him a beer at the end of the day.


Let's get started on Sunday with our way off-topic open thread. If wacky Czech plumbers aren't enough of a conversation starter, here are three more:

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