Ben and Elizabeth Neufeld, the memaw and pepaw who took a picture together after Elizabeth’s car hit the curb and flipped.
File under: Oldies are still fresh out of fucks to give. When oldies get into a car crash and their car flips on its side and they’re not hurt, they don’t scream for the police, the fire department, the army, the Avengers, the FBI and the jaws of life. They chill out and strike a pose for the camera. Ben Neufeld tells NBC Los Angeles (via HuffPo) that he was hanging out in his house in Bel Air, CA when he heard what sounded like garbage cans getting moved around and then he noticed all of his neighbors gathering on the street. So Ben went outside and he found his wife’s car flipped on its side and she was in there, chilling like, “What?” 85-year-old Elizabeth was “cool as a cucumber” and just sitting there, talking with the neighbors about how badass she is.
Elizabeth wasn’t feeling any pain, she didn’t look injured and so she and Ben had a little casual chat (probably talking about if it’s a Matlock or Last of the Summer Wine kind of night) through the door before the firemen arrived and got her out of there. Before the firefighters got her out, she passed her phone to one of the neighbors and asked them to take a picture of her and her husband for the cover of AARP’s annual Don’t Give No Fucks issue. The car was towed away, they both shrugged and then they had dinner. Ben says that his wife wasn’t even driving that fast when her car hit the curb and flipped. The curb was just high enough to tip the car over, or something. Hmmm, that makes sense (not really), but I wonder if his wife Elizabeth Knievel was trying to parallel park in Portland recently? Naw, obviously she wasn’t. Elizabeth doesn’t play around. If she wants to park, she just drives into the curb, flips over and then chills there until the firefighters get her out so she can go and have dinner.
I love them. Elizabeth could’ve died and instead of freaking out, she turns it into a “Phoebe Price giving glamour in front of a car crash” photo shoot. I am fully getting into Elizabeth’s sunglasses and Ben’s pants that are hiked up so high that they could almost pass for a tube top jumpsuit. Just when the tweens think they stole the “taking happy pictures during awkward moments” game, the oldies come and snatch the title from them.