Beware of…Donkeys?

Shmulik got a call last night from his commanding officer, S. S told Shmulik he was going to be spending the week taking the car to be repaired. What happened?

Well, apparently S was driving and a herd of donkeys crossed the road. Another car swerved and crashed into a tree, totaling the car, but luckily leaving the driver unhurt. S. didn’t crash the car – he’s an excellent driver, but he did hit a donkey – thus breaking the front lights and another donkey crashed into his side door – making it difficult or impossible to open the driver’s door.

No – you can’t blame the army for attacking the donkeys. One could wonder why the donkeys’ owners didn’t take better care of their herd, but in any event, one must remember that no good can come from a donkey meeting a car or a car meeting a donkey.

I know also that there is nothing humorous about this situation and yet, as I once smiled about the “Beware of Camels” sign on the way to Elie’s training base in the south many months ago, I am amused at how we worry about so many threats…and sometimes are reminded there are other things we could worry about too.

Donkeys in the road? I guess so – at least in the Middle East.

And thankfully – although I can’t report on the status of the donkeys themselves, I can say no one else was injured (although one driver is going to be shopping for a new car and the army will be repairing the car my son drives).

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