It looks like Bill O’Reilly isn’t the only one who doesn’t know how the tides work.
Andy Laird was on vacation when he parked his car on the beach in Burnham-on-Sea, England. The 19-year-old left his Vauxhall Corsa there to go have a picnic with his family and when he returned around 5pm he found that the sea reclaimed his improvised parking lot, nearly swallowing his car. The vehicle was a good 50 ft from shore and 3 ft under water: it had to be towed back to shore by the Burnham Area Rescue Boat. Hopefully his insurance covers poor decision making.
Even though it’s legal to park on the beach in England, it seems most people think it’s still a pretty douchey thing to do. Beachgoers just watched on as the seawater slowly engulfed Laird’s car and didn’t act like they really cared either way. According to Yahoo, beachgoer Hugh Lewis said, “We could see the tide coming in and we just waited for the worst to happen.” Apparently, in England, the policy is if you see something, don’t say something, because the results might be hilarious.
The worst for Laird has yet to happen. Just wait till he has to explain to his parents why he’s riding the bus again.