You know that old Genesis song "In The Air Tonight" that Phil Collins supposedly wrote after witnessing a drowning, but was helpless to do anything about it? Ash and I totally had a moment like that tonight. Henry was there too, but I don't think he's heard that song.
We were driving down a business-lined street, and off to our right there was a car waiting to pull out of the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. And sitting atop their car were several bags of food, along with beverages to wash it all down. As soon as they pulled into traffic, they were clearly going to lose every morsel they'd just purchased. Ash honked as we passed, but it was clearly futile. Short of Ash performing a 90 degree turn at 40+ mph to whip into the parking lot, followed by me diving out of the passenger side and throwing myself across their hood, there was no stopping the impending tragedy. It's not like they were losing steaks and baked potatoes or anything, but still. I hate to see food, even of the fast variety, go to waste.
It's a shitty feeling seeing something about to go wrong and not being able to do anything about it. Like that whole Iraq war thing.
Ah well, maybe they went home and steamed some veggies.
As an aside, I'm not exactly a Genesis fan, but I will say that if I'm driving and I come across that song on the radio, I won't change the station only because I love to beat the crap out of my steering wheel at the part where the drums come in. I do it every single time, and it's a wonder I haven't destroyed a steering wheel in the process.