Tuesday, August 15, 2006

O Backpack, We Hardly Knew Ye

After a rather uneventful - and very short - life, a backpack died today, in what can only be described as a tragic accident.

Apparently, the backpack had been placed on the ground behind the car, waiting to be lifted into the trunk. However, the owner of said trunk was unaware of this, and the owner of said backpack didn't realize it hadn't been moved, so when the car was backed up to leave the driveway, there was a very strange scraping sort of sound. Uh-oh. There was obvious severe damage to the backpack, but miraculously, the books and even the lunch were unharmed.

After a little emergency triage, the backpack was temporarily patched up, M*A*S*H style, and managed to make it through the day, after which it was given a proper burial, and replaced.
We can only hope that the new backpack stays out of harm's way...

7 Comments:

Blogger NML said...

Hehe. Did it take your insurance details? ;-)

8/16/2006 4:27 PM  
Blogger Just-Me-Jen said...

LOL!
Nah, there wasn't time before it was whisked into surgery...

8/16/2006 8:40 PM  
Blogger Ordinary Janet said...

wait till you get the bills...

8/16/2006 11:17 PM  
Blogger Just-Me-Jen said...

I'm safe on this one, Jan - I was the surgeon! And my daughter accused me of "bagslaughter", but chose not to press charges, realizing that it would make her an accessory...

8/17/2006 6:11 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

It sounds to me as if it were a textbook case of suicide. Had the backpack seemed depressed at all lately?

8/17/2006 3:54 PM  
Blogger Just-Me-Jen said...

Well, it was carrying a pretty heavy load...

8/17/2006 6:55 PM  
Blogger Ordinary Janet said...

that's the question-did it fall or was it pushed?

8/18/2006 11:09 PM  

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