Duct tape saved the day

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

I TRIPPED over a gas hose at a Grand Forks, N.D., gas sta­tion and landed on the heel of my hand as I tried to break my fall. I didn’t know it at the time, but I had bro­ken my wrist. I would like to thank my friend, Naomi, for her quick think­ing. Not only did she make sure I was all right, she thought to use duct tape to im­mo­bi­lize my wrist. I had outof-coun­try health in­surance, but I wanted to get home to Win­nipeg and see a doc­tor. Her kind­ness and con­cern were greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. I echo the com­ments of the per­son I spoke with on the Health Links line: “Us­ing duct tape is sheer ge­nius, and ev­ery­one should have it in their first-aid kit.” Also, thank you to the young man from Win­nipeg who helped me get up on my feet. I WAS in the Sobeys in East Kil­do­nan to pick up a birth­day cake I had or­dered at the bak­ery. I headed for another part of the store and ac­ci­dently dropped the cake on the floor. It smashed. I was up­set, as the birth­day party was in one hour. Two em­ploy­ees came over, said not to worry and started clean­ing up the cake. The woman in the bak­ery was very nice and gave me a beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated cake, larger than the one I had dropped. They charged me only the price of the smaller cake. Thanks so much to the Sobeys em­ploy­ees. I didn’t get their names, but they saved the day.

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