If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is this?
Had enough time to contemplate the artisitic rendering? It is... a laptop screen, still attached to the laptop, after it fell out of it's protective case, bounced on a rug, and voila!, became art! Add the price of an external monitor to use the laptop while waiting for a replacement screen, and the cost to replace the 3 month "new" laptop screen and the Tutor's client had a Monet masterpiece!
Seems the protective case the laptop was being transported in, wasn't zipped up. The laptop unceremoniously slipped out. Oops and double ouchie: an ouch for the laptop and and ouch for the wallet. Thankfully, there was no internal bleeding, all other parts were tested and deemed stable.
ALWAYS REMEMBER: before calling for help - is it plugged in, is the ZIPPER zipped, and is it turned on?