Monday, January 28, 2008

Bastard of the Day

One night in 2004, a driver traveling 100 mph in a 55-mph zone killed a 17-year-old cyclist in Spain. Now Tomas Delgado is suing the victim's family for the damage to his Audi A8. Actually, he wants 20,000 Euros for damage to the car plus 6,000 Euros to cover the rental costs while his car was being repaired. What do the two parties have to say?

Until the lawsuit, the boy’s parents said they had pitied Delgado, feeling sorry for the guilt they assumed he felt over the accident. But Delgado told El Pais [a Spanish newspaper]: "I'm also a victim in all of this, you can't fix the lad's problems, but you can fix mine."

What's the Spanish word for chutzpah? I suppose bastardo will have to do.


Fritz said...

Update: Delgado changed his mind after "hundreds of people descended on a courthouse in northern Spain in a show of support for the boy's parents," according to CNN.

And yep, drop bars are good.

David Johnsen said...

1.) Thanks for the update. Of course, he's still a bastard for suing in the first place.

2.) For those not following along, this drop bar comment thread now spans three blogs, including this one.