My sister, E, and our dad were driving down to court early one morning. So they're driving, and all of a sudden my father goes, "Huh. There's smoke coming from under the hood."
So E freaks the fuck out, understandably, and they pull over to the side of the road. E is basically hysterical and is hiding in the bushes while my dad is frantically trying to save her textbooks. So Dad joins E in the woods and then the car starts exploding.
Not like James Bond shit or anything, but a bunch of smaller explosions. The funniest part is that while E's crying and screaming and freaking out, my dad is sitting there calmly saying things like, "I keep missing the explosions. Oh wait- Saw that one!"
The court guys understood why she didn't show up.