Monday, January 24, 2011

Perpetuating the East Coast Stereotype

Posted on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 4:00 AM

This has been the worst day of my life, other than the day my father died, but it had some guardian angels who reminded me what life was all about.

After my cv joint/axel-y thing-y busted I walked to a gas station and called my boss to let her know... then I went back to my car and tried to figure out what to do. A green Neon pulled up a half an hour later and a young man got out and asked me if I needed help. I explained, he offered me the use of his cell. I walked to his car to find a young lady driving and a baby in the back seat. I felt very bad for taking up their time. He then offered to push my car up to the gas station so it was not on the road. As we started to do that a van pulled up and offered to tow. The young man who showed up first got behind the wheel of my car, while the other man towed us up to the parking lot of the gas station.

Awesome! THEN, as if that weren't enough the van guy called his friend who is a mechanic and told him the problem, he said he'd help... the young couple with the baby went to a local coffee shop and bought us all coffee. So, mechanic guy shows up, checks car, tell me what we need, etc. Since it's payday and I want to pay they drive me to work, we get the part, and these 2 total strangers fix the cv joint (?) in my car. I still had no money after paying for the part but they still fixed my car and offered to help with other repairs I will need in the future! So great!

I don't know a lot of people in NS... but these 4 people showed me what humanity really means (doesn't take the sting out of being fired, but I haven't been hospitalized with an anxiety attack or worse)!

Big thanks to the gas station for letting us fix the car there, and also for the free coffees. All of you were so great I wish I was allowed to say your names here!

Just know that even if I'm living in my car in 2 weeks, I will remember your kindness and generosity forever! Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!! —TheBlackRose

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