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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Good Samaritans DO Exist

My rim decided it wanted to see some tar action yesterday of all days. This isn't my tire but it looks JUST like mine did yesterday afternoon. One minute, I'm rolling along nicely with the slight wobble and the next I'm hearing some weird noise. I open the car door and look to the area where I think the sound is coming from... DRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT... the tire is just flat on the ground. I am gutted for many reasons at this point. One, my cell phone is off... (sighs) Two, I am too far from the station I want to get the tire... (sighs harder) Three, I am out of my area to call anyone... (huge sigh) Blessing in all of this - I did have some money on me for the tire - ONLY. I might add I had the receipt from the last tire purchase in the armrest and already had it in hand for more sighing purposes.

Soooooooooooooo... I try to proceed to a place that is about 3 miles and less with the rim rolling on the tire and not the ground as it so wanted to do. I stayed as much out of the traffic as I could and yet, no one stopped but every one looked you can believe that. An obviously wobbly car is normal, right?? Anyhow, I get about 2 miles in when I see a tow truck going the opposite direction. I see the brakes being applied but it keeps going. So I check to see if the rim is still not touching the ground as it is trying very hard to do. How did I do this you ask? I feel the edges of the rim and it's still smooth. Ok, ok... guys reading are going to laugh me off the planet... but hey, I was panic struck as you can seemingly see. So I proceed on when I see the tow truck behind me. Two young guys are looking at the back of my car like "she's bad off... very."

The passenger guy, kinda nice looking too, comes over and asked if I need help. I explain my situation and looks at me with loads of pity. (Thank you GOD). He then proceeds to phone someone to get some prices on my sports tire. I know the last time I purchased one, a cheapy was $80 bills. Right now, that was a STRETCH, wow... if you only knew. Normally towing starts @ $75, if I recall right and this does not include gas per mile in some cases and for some tow people. I'm praying as he explains what he can do for me. I'm choiceless and broke - not good, ya know. So, he told me the other guy needed to drop him off and he'd come take me to the place where I was trying to go. I wait in the car for what seems like forever but in truth was about 10 - 15 minutes.

TOW TRUCK IS HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE!! I am happy and sad at the same time. I'm panicking more because I have no clue when tire places close and this being the holiday... so driver guy tells me that if I would have keep going, not only would I be getting the tire but a $300 rim. (sighs the worse kinda sigh). I explain I knew this but desperation will make one do some crazy ish and this one was not harming anyone but me and of course pissing my rim off that it couldn't get any ground time. He laughs and proceeds to do his towing job. So, up the bed car baby goes and off to the tire place they called. Turns out this guy felt even sorrier for me and reduced my out of pocket to him. I was soooooooooooooo thankful and was telling GOD how great of a force the entity is. We get to the place which was just above the last place I purchased a tire. Guess what? The price I paid a year ago at Goodyear was the same price I got this tire for 1 year and 9 months later - within cents!! Amazing.

So I personally want to thank Tom and Aaron who were Grand Samaritans if you ask me. I took their card as I plan to make it up to them whenever I can. It's not often you see people doing good deeds from the kindness of the hearts when it comes to their bread and butter. It's business as usual and I am blessed their business was making me safe that day. Thank you so much G.....'s Towing!!


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