Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and short story writer Annie Proulx ("Brokeback Mountain") often works humorous set pieces into her stories. Here's one from The Shipping News.
A man is moving a grandfather clock along an icy street, and it gets away from him. He's hanging on as it slides down a hill, and he and the clock bump into an old lady, and they all fall into a snowbank. The old lady brushes herself off and says to the guy: "Why don't you wear a wristwatch like everybody else?"