FotoGrabs : 10 Reasons Why You Never Want to Be From Belgium

Got this Email along with the attachments from my French friend and I basically laughed out loud but had issues with what I'll caption it because what he gave me as an idea for the heading is quite too harsh and so I had to go with the one above:

"Ten Reasons Why You never want to be from Belgium."

Reason Number One:

According to the email description,
a dépanneuse (or a “remorqueuse“, meaning a “tow truck”) is called to rescue a white car that seems to have accidentally fallen into the waters of a Belgian port.

Reason Number Two :
The Voiture (Car) is slowly lifted, Notice that the ground on which the truck is standing is slightly tilted towards the water side

Reason Number Three:
The rescue mission is nearly a success. A couple of seconds more and the car will be brought to safety.

Reason Number Four:
Saperlipopette (Goodness, gracious)!
Our friends from the towing company have clearly not taken the issue of le centre de gravité (the gravity center) into account.

Reason Number Five:
Now, both the car AND the tow truck that
was supposed to shore it up are into the

Reason Number Six:
A heavier and more “robust” truck is called into action.
It has been secured through a metallic device that is planted to the ground, in order to avoid la même erreur commise avant (the same mistake made before.)

Reason Number Seven:
So far, the truck of monsieur Michael Long is doing a fine job: The white car is easily brought out of the water.

Reason Number Eight:
What a relief!
The white car can finally get out of the picture. Now, it’s the turn of the first tow truck to be rescued from the water.

Reason Number Nine:
Surprise again! The metallic device that was supposed to fix Mister Long’s truck to the ground was not strong enough to withstand the weight of the fallen truck. Besides, the center of gravity of the combined ensemble (set) made up of the mass of the two trucks is obviously beyond the edge!

Reason Number Ten (Finally?):
Undaunted, the brave Mister Long deploys yet another tow truck from his company’s collection, in order to get his first truck back.

If everything goes well, perhaps that poor truck that fell at the beginning will have a shot at coming back on firm ground as well. Of course, at this point, the question that was on everybody’s minds is this one:
How many times do people in Belgium have to try before their ports can turn into un cimetière de dépanneuses (a tow truck graveyard)?

3 Comments, Replies, Suggestions, Yarns:

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is acutely funny. I really LMAO here. These Belgians, I've heard stories of how dum they really are.

Bukola Samuel said...

You would Be very surprised but 4 trucks drowned that day including a vessel (ship). The people are quite a dum set.

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