‘Unreal’: Bunnings car park fail gets hilarious response online

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·2-min read

The driver of a hatchback has sparked a hilarious reaction online after they were spotted leaving Bunnings with a large pole in a particularly ambitious position.

An amused observer snapped a photo of the small blue Toyota Yaris in the retailer’s Port Kennedy car park, south of Perth in Western Australia, on Monday.

A pole about six metres in length was pictured projecting both out of the driver’s side window and out the bottom of the car’s boot, nearly scraping the ground.

The front of a Bunnings store.
The hilarious scene was spotted at the Port Kennedy Bunnings in WA. Source: Getty Images, file photo

Adding to the hilarity of the sight was the fact the driver had attached a small red flag to the back end of the pole, which is a measure required by law to avoid other driver’s colliding with overhanging material.

Hundreds respond to hilarious photo

More than 1000 people couldn’t contain their amusement at the hilarious sight after the photo was uploaded to the Facebook page of the 973 Coast FM radio station.

Many joked about ways they thought the pole could come in handy for its new owner.

“Wow a jousting competition in the car park!! What people do for distanced entertainment?,” one wrote in a comment.

“Obviously needed a new toilet roll holder after raiding the shops,” another said, referring to recent scenes of panic buying in WA due to the lockdown currently under way.

Small blue Toyota Yaris pictured with giant wooden pole sticking out of its window and boot.
This driver had a massive pole sticking out both sides of their Toyota Yaris. Source: Coast Live via Diana Hoare

“Is that the new bicycle distance measuring device?,” someone else said.

“Glad they went to the effort of putting that tiny little flag on the end,” another wrote.

One described the scene “unreal” and said they “hope it missed the driver”.

The true reason for the driver’s trip to Bunnings was not clear.

People in WA’s Perth metro, Peel and South West regions must only leave the house for essential reasons until 6pm Friday after a positive case of coronavirus was detected in a community member.

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