Gra­cious­ness amid grid­lock

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - THE SOCIAL PAGE -

RE­CENTLY we came out of our doc­tor’s of­fice down­town and looked for our car. It was gone!

My hus­band had missed the sign giv­ing the park­ing time lim­its. He wheeled me back to the of­fice (I use a wheel­chair, and it was a very hot day.) I waited in the lobby while he went to find out where the car had been towed to and how it could be “re­deemed.”

I got talk­ing to a charm­ing gen­tle­man, Neil, who said the same thing had hap­pened to him re­cently. When my hus­band re­turned, he was not very happy, but he knew where the car was and how much it cost. He asked how to get a taxi.

Just then Neil’s wife, Sue, ar­rived, and they of­fered to take us to the im­pound lot.

We tried to say no, but they in­sisted on driv­ing us through the worst traf­fic jams you can imag­ine, down Portage Av­enue and up Main Street, grid­lock all the way.

When we tried to apol­o­gize, Neil said, “We’re re­tired. What else do we have to do?” He told us some­one had done the same thing for him.

We are ex­tremely grate­ful to Neil and Sue for their gen­eros­ity and car­ing. We’ll pay it for­ward ASAP.

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