Monday, October 05, 2009

The tale of the towed truck

Bonus points to anyone who can identify this heap I found parked under a bridge last night.

Anyway, to the tale. For once the boot was on the other foot and it was not my car being towed. I went to rescue a friend whose 4x4 had broken down at Carrefour. It's quite an experience towing a big heavy car through Maadi at night. The traffic is heavier in the evening and no-one wants to cut you any slack. We had drivers trying to force their way in between the two cars, pedestrians trying to cross between the two cars (one guy nearly got his legs taken off by the tow strap) and a cyclist who stopped himself at the last possible moment from doing the same thing. And please bear in mind this is quite a short tow strap. At one point it even broke because my friend had to jam on the brakes as another driver tried to force his way past just as I was accelerating to get out of the way of the same driver. Poor tow strap.

Still the package (4x4) was safely delivered to the mechanic in the end and we have another interesting experience added to our Cairo Chronicles.

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keith said...

Looks like an Austin Maxi to me

Mark Jaffrey said...

Now come on, there's more to it than that. 1500 or 1750?