We laugh about silly car repairs, but there are dangers of the job. Sometimes things go horribly wrong. The best thing to do, if you're alright, is to shake it off, laugh and learn.
I'd probably be totally traumatized by an incident like that. He, on the other hand, took it in stride and wrote one of the most amazing personal accounts ever.
There are lessons from this, however. KB Garage was helpful in reminding us of the Jetta's intended function – being a car:
Volkswagen Jetta: Not a hat
The ever-resourceful and resilient themanwithsauce found yet another use for the Jetta on his head:
Makes a dandy umbrella though. It rained later that day and if I was still stuck under there, at least my face would be mostly dry.
Even the darkest clouds have a silver lining.