Duct tape saved the day
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.