What’s the worst that could happen?
The famous Dr Pepper adverts posed the tongue-in-cheek question ‘what’s the worst that could happen?’.
It’s become a catchphrase used in jest often enough, but rarely has it applied more than when a driver at the wheel of a Toyota WiLL Vi headed towards Japan’s oldest house.
The little Toyota is an odd-looking vehicle with a compact shape and small stature that give it a slightly comical appearance.
I think you can probably imagine the direction this is going in…
The Toyota crashed into the country’s oldest property.
While it’s unclear how it happened, we do know that the driver accidentally reversed into the restroom of the Tofuku-ji Zen Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan.
And it caused A LOT of damage.
The monastery was founded way back in 1236, almost 800 years ago, and the restroom section of the property is more than 500 years old.
It’s a large property with 25 individual complexes making up the entirety of the monastery, with many sections dating back to the original date.
So, one of the worst things to happen is a worker accidentally reversing into the property.
The good news is that repairs are set to get underway shortly and the damage hasn’t affected the structural integrity of the building – but it’s not a great day at work for the member of the Kyoto Association for the Preservation of Ancient Cultures who was at the wheel.