What’s Orange And Looks Like A Carrot?

Imagine, for a moment, filling in your insurance claim form with the words “a donkey tried to eat it.”

Then imagine that the claim form you’re filling in is for your ridiculously expensive supercar which is bright orange and, clearly, the donkey has mistaken for a carrot.

I mean, all that makes complete sense doesn’t it?

It happened, apparently, a year ago in Germany where the owner of the only orange car in existence (because who has an orange car?) parked it next to a field with a donkey in it. And the donkey was peckish, and mistook the car for a carrot and tried to eat the back of it.

I mean, it all makes complete sense.

It’s the sort of thing you’d find in a murder story. The orange McLaren was used to kill someone and to cover up the damage that hitting the person with the car did, the obvious thing was to park it near a hungry-looking donkey. Then, you see, they could pretend that when they returned to the car they noticed some damage had been done, and could blame the donkey who clearly thought his luck was in carrot-wise, get the donkey’s owners to pay out for the damage and get away with it scot free.

Allegedly. Obviously.

I’m not saying that is what happened. But if you saw that in an episode of something, or read it in a book you’d immediately call it out as being complete bollocks. And yet a donkey tried to eat a car. And the car owner took the donkey owner to court in order to get the money to cover the damage caused.

The world has gone mad.

Also, when you’ve got a £200,000 super car, could you be arsed to go through all the faff of taking someone to court over damage which amounts to two-and-a-half percent of the price of your car? Really? I’m not sure I could. But then it’s unlikely I’ll ever be in a position where I’d be able to own a £200.000 super car.

Although, if I did, I’d get it in a proper colour.