Yesterday afternoon i was sitting outside the shop, playing with my iPhone (as usual) and having a glass of water. It was so hot outside and there were lots of people in the street.
All of a sudden i hear a loud crash and there's shattered glass everywhere. Large chunks and tiny pieces all over the sidewalk and the road. I got hit by some too, no broken skin or anything though.
A family standing next to me eating ice cream seemed to be really shocked, i was a bit startled too.
We went out into the street to look up and maybe see where it came from, but lots of windows were open, so it could be any one of them. No one looked out.
Lucifer was on the sidewalk next to me when it happened, had he been sniffing around just a few meters down from where he was, he could have been dead or seriously injured.
I took him to safety in the shop and started looking around the backyard for a broom.
When i couldn't find an outdoors one, i took our own broom from the shop and went to clean up the mess.
In the meantime the owner of the giant glass ashtray, or candle holder or whatever it was, had noticed what happened and was out there too. With a tiny little useless dustpan!
She went to the shop nextdoor to ask if they had a broom but they didn't, so she swept a little more and then said something like "that'll do for now".
I said to her that we should probably sweep some more cause little kids walk there, some of them barefeet. Pets too. So we did, me more than her.
Then she says this:"It was lucky that it didn't hit a car".
Seriously, she said that. I was completely stunned. I'm not one for the snappy comebacks, but i did manage to say:"Or a person!?" and she kinda went:"Yeahh..", like it hadn't even ocurred to her that something that heavy falling onto the sidewalk could very easily kill someone.
Then she said thanks and she went into the backyard and didn't return, leaving me and Dan to clean up the rest from the sidewalk and the street.
Fun fact: this building, the one our shop is in, is owned by some kind of teachers union, so the people who live there are mostly school teachers.
Most of them, with very few exceptions, are very rude and unfriendly.
And it seems like some of them are complete morons too.