If your faith in humanity has recently been restored, take this as a warning before you click to play the video above. What you’re about to see isn’t exactly a showcase of mankind’s best moment, and we’re not just talking about the initial decision to pick up a 10ft tall rental truck in a tight parking lot. It was only the start of this two-minute scrum that went from bad to worse, really worse, then ends on a cliffhanger.
We’ll start with what we know, which admittedly isn’t much, but honestly the details don’t matter here. There is a timestamp on the April 9 clip and it opens with the cash truck entering the garage. Right off the bat, he hits the clearance warning sign, but the driver continues to move forward unperturbed. The ceiling beams are on either side with what we later find out are intersecting water pipes in front of the camera. The truck continues straight on until it hits the pipes, bending them slightly but apparently causing no further damage.
We’re only 10 seconds into the video, but at this point the driver could slowly back up without anyone being wiser about this misguided decision. It’s common sense, but common sense left the building when the truck entered the garage in the first place, so what happens next shouldn’t come as a surprise. Instead of going straight ahead, the driver turns to one side while backing up, causing the large box to hit the ceiling beam. It’s the second strike, but even at this point it’s not too late to make a clean getaway. Polish the scratches on the corner of the U-Haul’s box and there might not even be any damage to cover.
But then panic sets in. Oh boy, it’s settling down.
This is the only way we can explain the crazy events that make up the rest of this sequence. The driver leans forward, hitting the ceiling beam with the front of the box while breaking an overhead water pipe, and this apparently triggers After panic. We don’t know where that garage is, but the water jet suddenly takes on a disgusting brown tint which we hope is just sediment accumulated in garden hoses. The frenzied melee repeats itself over and over again, with neither the driver nor the passenger seemingly understanding what they are hitting.
Ultimately, the pilot seems to realize the solution that we have known from the very beginning. The U-Haul is upright in the tight space and about to back out of the aquatic hell it created, hissed and drenched but still recoverable. We’re all set for a happy ending, but oh no, there’s one final twist that ensures your faith in humanity – or at least trust in rental truck drivers – won’t be restored anytime soon.
Stay safe people there. And to cry out loud, don’t drive a big truck into a small garage. We can’t even believe we have to say this.