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What not to do with a VW

This is one of those "humorous" emails that you get at the office. I almost didn't look at this one, but I'm glad I did.

My first thought was, "Wow, this guy's good with Photoshop". After studying the picture for a while, I'm not so sure. The twine looks too realistic, as does the crumpled rear quarter panel. The shifting of the boards looks pretty plausible as well.

I've included the original text I received with the photo below the picture.

picture of VW with 1.5 tons of junk

Original Text

Home Depot / True story ....

This picture was taken in Waldorf, MD by a Transportation Supervisor
for a company that delivers building materials for 84 Lumber.  When he
saw it there in the parking lot of IHOP, he went and bought a camera
to take pictures. The car is still running as can be witnessed by the
exhaust.  A woman is either asleep or otherwise out in the front seat
passenger side.  The guy driving it was over jogging up and down on
Rt.  925 in the background. The witnesses said their physical state
was OTHER than normal and the police just shook their heads in
amazement.  The driver finally came back after the police were there
and was getting down at the back to cut the 'twine around the load.
They told him to get back until it was taken off. The materials were
loaded at Home Depot.  Their store manager said they had the customer
sign a waiver!  Both back tires are trashed.  The back shocks were
driven up through the floorboard.  In the back seat are 10 bags, 80
lbs.  each of concrete. On the roof are many 2X4s, 4X4s and OSB sheets
of lumber.  They estimated the load weight at 3000 lbs.  The car is a
VW Jetta with FL plates and the guy said he was headed for Annapolis.


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