Thanks for the push

So I was heading to work yesterday in the snow, and I kinda got stuck. Not real stuck, just a little stuck in an intersection because of a snow bank made by a passing plow. There I was kinda rocking back and forth right there in the street hoping that maybe somehow my rear-wheel drive car would be able to get some traction, and then all of a sudden I felt this extra power coming from somewhere. I looked out my back window and there were these two guys who’d been just walking down the street, saw me struggling, and decided pushed my car. A few seconds later I was clear of the snow and they just wandered off. That’s the kinda thing that makes you think for a second that maybe humanity isn’t all that bad after all. So anyway, whoever those two random guys were, thanks!

3 Comments so far

  1. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 1:18 pm

    I got help like that once. I was caught on a one-way street that had not been plowed yet and got stuck. Sure enough, a cop pulls up behind me and I explain my situation. I half expected to get the car towed because I had quite a few outstanding parking tickets in the town and my inspection was expired. However, he simply pushed me through the snow bank with his super-strong bumper and 300-horsepower cruiser. No ticket, jail time, no pistol whipping. It was a wintertime miracle.

  2. sa-ra (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 10:27 pm

    snow is kind-a wrong kind here. back in developing home my car would never get stuck even with no roads cleaned. and here my car cant get over a tiny snowy bump. lucky this year – there was no need to use a tennis racket. someone left a snow-cleaner against the wall. but today i really needed an ice-breaker. and my car is all scratched now – i was so afraid that dc metrobloggers will write a critique if i leave any snow on my car that over-clened it!…

  3. Doug (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 2:28 am

    When I was a kid and we had a big dump of snow gangs of us would go out with shovels and help people get their cars mobile and dig out driveways for neighbors. Or, on the flip-side, someone would be helping you. It seems like you hardly see that in the DC area–refreshing to hear someone gave you an anonymous boost.

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