Fun with camera phones.

What did we ever do before camera phones? I snapped that picture at Broadway and Franklin a few weeks ago...that woman's brakes locked up on wet pavement, she slid into the intersection against the light, and took out that Toyota truck with her Nissan Xterra. It was a spectacular accident...that Toyota went spinning around the intersection and down the insanely steep Franklin Street hill before slamming into my friend's apartment building and almost took out one of the garage doors, shedding one of its wheels and liberating various trim pieces in the process. Since nobody was hurt, I can safely say it was one of the coolest things I've ever witnessed. Since it was Pacific Heights and it happened between Nice, Well-Behaved San Franciscans, she hugged the Toyota guy because she felt so bad. He was actually a really nice guy, and she was a really nice woman. And Nice, Well-Behaved San Franciscans apparently hug and say it's okay after totaling each other's cars. Go figure. The rest of the country should follow the example set by them.

I asked her to pose in front of her handiwork. Well-done, Nissan Lady!

That said...Broadway and Franklin is one of the most dangerous intersections in the city. In the past year, there has been no less than FIVE major accidents at that corner, with countless other fender benders. It's not unusual to cross the street there and see a fractured headlight assembly lying in the gutter, or broken bits of red plastic from some taillight that got smashed by some red light runner. They really need to upgrade the signals at that corner like they did on Colombus Avenue and Fell and Oak Streets. Are you listening, Michela Alioto-Pier? That's YOUR district now that The Gavin is mayor. PAY ATTENTION!

Don't make me call Aaron Peskin because it'll just be ugly.

And in another, completely unrelated cellphone incident, I recieved this photo this evening from Six Shooter, taken in the Sanford, Florida Target store:

Daigle, stop laughing.

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