To the editor:
Today I found myself with a suddenly broken down vehicle in the middle of the highway at the intersection of Berry Road.
Based on this experience, I would like to extend note of thanks and a gentle reminder to all. If you see someone who is stuck in the middle of the highway due to a breakdown please don’t focus on the personal inconvenience of having to drive around the person; please don’t yell, shake your fist (or finger), or screech your tires in irritation; please don’t even make an exaggerated gesture to imply that the person is useless because their vehicle stopped working at a red light.
Instead, choose to be like the two very lovely men who actually stopped to help me (while about 75 others responded in the above fashion).
To the gentleman who pushed my vehicle across two lanes of traffic all by himself (and who also offered a few words of comfort to me in my frightened and rattled state) and to the older gentleman who then towed my vehicle and helped get it off the road and into the Boys and Girls Club parking lot: Thank You! You helped with a very difficult situation and I am very, very grateful. I hope your generosity of spirit is returned to you.
To the rest of the commuters who did horrible things such as the above, please know that your actions only made a very stressful situation that much worse. In the future, I hope you can learn to be more like the gentlemen who showed me that chivalry isn’t completely lost.