If a truck had to burst the cinder block wall of T & L Variety Shop, the accident couldn't have been more handy.
David Steele was headed to the shop to drop off some boxes for Saturday's auction. He was on Stanford Road, about to turn left into the shopping center, when Tom Taylor slammed into the back of his red truck.
Taylor and his daughter went through the front door of the shop in the truck, taking down the cinder-block wall.
T & L owner Larry Kidwell and the two shop employees had stepped out of the building two minutes before the accident to check on a yard sale in the parking lot. When the truck went through the shop it was empty.
"They went almost square through the door," Kidwell said.
There were no serious injuries.
And the accident didn't stop the auction.
"We could auction the truck and some concrete blocks, slightly used," Kidwell joked. "My outside garbage can is now my inside garbage can."