Tuesday, January 20, 2009

One of the biggest pains that goes along with winter is this scenario: trying to move your car and finding it won't move because of the snow and/or ice. This has happened to me several times this winter! It's especially a problem for me because I park on the street and am often plowed in by the snow plows. But one thing I've noticed is how nice passersby are. Just yesterday, I tried to turn my car around in my neighbor's driveway, only to find that I couldn't back over the snow the plows had pushed up. Just as I was trying to figure out what to do, a Jeep full of teenage boys pulled over, jumped out, and pushed my car out. Another time when I was stuck recently, another truck pulled over and the men inside offered to push me out.

Just this morning, Justin found himself in the same predicament - stuck on a patch of ice. We both took turns pushing his car and trying to accelerate from within the car, but to no avail. Just as we were getting desperate, someone who lived nearby and was leaving his house saw the situation and came over to help. When he saw the ice, he went back to his house, got an ice chipper, and came back and broke up all the ice until Justin could get out.

I hate winter, but I have to admit that I've been touched at how nice people can be at helping others in distress!


Sara said...

It's true. One winter, when Matt lived in St. Ignace, his car tires actually froze to the driveway and he couldn't drive it for awhile.

Katherine said...

Chivalry still lives!

Heather said...

I'm retarded. That made me cry. Thnking of those teenage boys helping. good for them. And eveyone else