Stranger saved my Bike to Work Day

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EV­ERY­ONE knows how frus­trat­ing it is to be I’d like to be­lat­edly thank the kind strangers me telling me not to get up and that an am­bu­out shop­ping or some­thing, please do not be stuck in traf­fic. Well, I was the cause of it last who stopped to help me when I suf­fered a bad lance had been called. In my dazed state, I of­fended if I do not rec­og­nize you and of­fer my week and it does not feel good. spill on my bike. tried to con­vince her that an am­bu­lance was thanks in per­son. I was driv­ing my son to his first day of high

It was late June, and I was north­bound on not needed, but she was not buy­ing my ar­guAnd I have to ad­mit you were right, I did school when my car broke down about a block Stur­geon Av­enue at­tempt­ing to turn onto the ment. re­quire an am­bu­lance, as my fa­cial frac­tures be­fore the school on Grant Av­enue. He got out and east­bound bike path but was most likely go­ing I be­lieve there may also have been at least and sub­se­quent root canals can at­test. ran to school, and I got on my phone to fig­ure out too fast. I hit a patch of loose gravel and my one other per­son who stopped to help, but my And for those read­ers who en­joy an ironic what to do. bike fell out from un­der me. mem­ory of the ac­ci­dent is too foggy to be sure. end to their read­ing, I found out later that day A young woman came to my win­dow and asked,

Thank good­ness my hel­met took the brunt Un­for­tu­nately, I was also too dazed to get that my ac­ci­dent oc­curred on Bike to Work if she got a bunch of peo­ple to­gether, would I like of the fall, but my cheek/face also hit the bike a name, or even to re­mem­ber what this lady Day. them to push my car off the road. Of course I said pathandIwas­knocke­dun­con­scious.yes.look­slike. When I awoke, a woman was stand­ing over So, to the Good Sa­mar­i­tan, if I walk by you Within min­utes she had gath­ered some other fine young students, and they pushed me onto Shaftes­bury, all the way into the Men­non­ite church park­ing lot.

I think they were CMU students, but I’m not sure as I was a lit­tle pre­oc­cu­pied on my phone and deal­ing with my cry­ing daugh­ter in the back seat.

I said thanks, but I would like to let ev­ery­one else know about these great students who saved me and all the other peo­ple in traf­fic.

Thanks again and to the driv­ers who honked at me in frus­tra­tion, I hope you read this and will be a lit­tle kinder next time. I be­lieve in the good­ness of peo­ple. I ex­pe­ri­enced an anony­mous woman’s good­ness in Portage la Prairie at about 2 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Portage Cana­dian Tire park­ing lot.

I had just bought a gift I was ex­cited about and was in a rush to get home. I took the gift and my other bags out of my cart and put them in my trunk and promptly drove away.

A cou­ple of kilo­me­tres down the road, I re­al­ized I didn’t have my purse. I had left it in the cart.

I trusted that the peo­ple of Portage are good and that when I re­turned to the store, my purse would be there. Sure enough, as soon as I walked up to cus­tomer ser­vice, there it was on the counter. A friendly man who was in line told me that a woman had just brought it in, say­ing that she found it in a cart in the park­ing lot.

That won­der­ful woman did not leave her name, but I want to thank her from the bot­tom of my heart for turn­ing in my purse with all con­tents in­tact. I prom­ise to pay your ran­dom act of kind­ness for­ward. Thank you

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