Good Samaritan
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Forenoon watch, 3 bells (9:49 am)

On my way to work this morning I was stopped behind two cars at the stop sign just around the corner from where I live. The front car had apparently died, and the passenger of the car in front of me hopped out to help push the car off the road. I pulled over and helped push. The younger woman driving the car said she thought she was out of gas. A city police officer was also on the scene. I offered to run home and get some gas for her, because I had a small container that held almost 1 gallon I just bought a week or two ago. So I hopped in my car, picked up the gas, and poured it in to her car, which started up just fine.

The problem was when she put it in gear (it was an automatic), it promptly died again. This repeated multiple times, even after following some suggestions the officer had. I let the woman (Ashley) borrow my phone to make a call, she forgot her phone earlier that morning. She couldn't get hold of anyone, and said she was heading to Coeur d'Alene. The officer didn't really have a way to get her there, but I said I was headed to work, and that I work in the Hecla Mining building, to which she responded she lived behind the Best Buy, just up the street a little. So I offered her a lift, dropped her off, then came in to work.

So perhaps a little good karma is coming my way. Unless, as my cow orker Luke suggested, that my good deed is just balancing out something bad I did before, in which case I may just be breaking even…

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One Response to “Good Samaritan”

  1. Glen says:

    Justice is a fairy tail we like to tell our children.

    Karma is a white lie to make us feel better after we just got beaten down by life.

    You made one person's life better. (full stop)

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