Tuesday, March 30, 2010
An Expensive Day (or No Good Deed Goes Unpunished)
Visit to the Museum.
(A tragedy in one act).
We open in a damp, dark parking garage. Still without an epiphanie bag, Jill instead shoves camera into messenger bag, along with diapers, wipes, snacks, wallet and phone. Three kids unloaded from what appears to be one of the last spots in the garage. A feeling of doom hovers.
The troop heads for the grimy elevator, while mostly avoiding the plethora of puddles and oil slicks. And then...
Bag strap failure.
Camera body stage left.
Lens, stage right.
Jill: Expletives. (improvise). Deep breaths.
Camera will not go back together. Plastic thing at the back has also popped off. Can't even assess the damage now. Just hustle it back to the car, while three confused kids huddle on the curb.