On the way home from the supermarket I found a car parked across the dropped kerb on the cycle route. Due to the position of the car, barriers and high kerbs I had to dismount to get my bike round the car. Irritating, but not the end of the world. It was a lot more irritating for the elderly gentleman on a mobility scooter who had got across the road but couldn't continue. I propped my bike up and went to help and, with a bit of effort and some deft manoeuvring we got him over the kerb, around the car and on his way. In the meantime my bike had fallen over. On the plus side the eggs were in the pannier on the other side. Another positive was that the car's windscreen was already adorned with a fixed penalty notice. It wasn't 'till I got home that I discovered the carton of custard that had exploded when the bike fell over. Still looking for positives I'm happy to report that the bag of flour in the same pannier escaped uncontaminated - pretty much everything else had a liberal coating of custard though.