Heroic efforts save the day twice
I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to several people for helping me get to work safely (albeit later than expected) during treacherous driving conditions one morning.
I started out for work by my usual morning route, which includes a drive down Sturgeon Road North, an unpaved road, to connect with the Perimeter Highway.
Unfortunately, as I approached this stretch of road, I immediately realized I had made a mistake. The road was unplowed and covered in deep snow. I came to a halt when my car became firmly stuck in the drift.
Although I was blocking traffic, drivers stopped to rescue me, trying to dislodge my car. The snowplough operator tried to clear a spot in front of me to get out, but it wasn’t enough to get clear.
I thanked the other drivers and sent them on, while the snowplough driver strapped my car to the plough and pulled me to a clear spot to turn around and head to another route. Heroic efforts all around. To those who helped the red Toyota on Sturgeon Road on a recent morning, you are all angels!
Once I was back on Inkster Boulevard, I thought I was back on track until I tried to take the cloverleaf to access the Perimeter North. Stuck again!
This time, a young lady behind me pulled out a shovel and proceeded to help me to dig out my car so I could get going. We weren’t successful, as there was just too much snow.
She tried to push my car free, but no luck. Two other fellows in a pick-up stopped and helped also, and we finally dislodged me from my snowy prison.
To the folks who helped the same little red Toyota on the cloverleaf to the Perimeter, you rock.
I hope all the people who helped me know how much it meant that they swooped in to the rescue so that I could get to work safe and sound. You all deserve a medal. I won’t forget what you did. Thank you.
You reinforced my faith in humanity.