When Does an Accident Report Become a Restaurant Review?
- Gio Apr 20, 2008 08:17 AM
Sandra Bullock is filming in the Cape Ann area of Massachusetts - North of Boston.
Last night her SUV was involved in a head-on collision. She was not injured but - here's what the Boston Globe reporter said about the accident:
"Bullock's car was going about 15 to 20 miles per hour and tried to move out of the way, but the Subaru crashed into them, startling patrons dining nearby at Duckworth's Bistrot, which serves raw oysters, New York strip steaks, and $80 bottles of wine."
The full article.....
I think we've all been served meals in which the food and/or the service that merited an accident report more than a restaurant review. "I was just minding my own business, when out of nowhere came this overdone, gristly steak that landed right in front of me."
It seems to imply that it's worse to crash in front of patrons of a classy outdoor eatery than a hot dog stand, who might not startle as easily.
I saw that too, thought it was very odd. In what way is that info relevant to the story? Yeah, not so much... maybe they were looking to fill some space, since the crash wasn't such a big deal in the end, aside from the fact that Sandra Bullock was involved.
When we read that Sunday morning, Allstonian and I decided that the writer was angling for getting picked up by the AP wires and so was trying to set the scene in terms of what sort of neighborhood this happened in. Incredibly clunky writing, though.