San Diego Highwayman & Shotgun Shela -- DOG is my copilot

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the San Diego Highwayman and "Shotgun Shela" RAoK

Christmas "Payback"

Christmas morning, 1997, my birthday, I was headed up to the Laguna mountains pulling my HEAVY work trailer.

Suddenly a trailer tire violently blew out and shredded! As I struggled to the shoulder the trailer's hubcap came sailing past like a frizbee.

I came to a smoking - grinding halt and after contemplating my luck and what MIGHT have happened if I'd been downhill headed, I stepped out into the snowstorm and hiked up the road to retrieve the flown hubcap.

I had just returned to the rig, all the while anticipating the hour or more it was going to take me to change the tire due to the trailers weight and the access to the spare [ under the trailer, like a pickups ] when an older model Chevy pickup pulled up behind me.

The driver got out and introduced himself -- seems I'd stopped to help HIM 9 years previously when HE'D run out of gas with his family, ON the mountain, IN a snowstorm!

With his help, the chore and time of changing the blown tire was MUCH lighter and when I asked what I owed him -- he just laughed :)

What are the odds of this being random?

"Pay It Forward"

RAoK "Random Acts of Kindness" RULE

03/24/2007 08:18 PM
Passin it on

Rode in w my bro, in his car, to City Chev this afternoon to pick up my son's diesel 4x for him [ had some work done there *I* didn't want to do ]

Passed by several stranded folks on the I-8 and felt pangs for not bein able to help em [ feel downright nakid w-o my trusty SAR rig or one of my other specially equipped vehicles ]

One gal was particulary poigniat for me as she had a flat and as we passed she was gittin out a stroller as if she was going to walk away from the car down a nearby off ramp -- anyways I made a mental note to check on her comin back -- and she was still there -- soooo I dropped my son's truck at the home 20, and returned to the scene w my trusty rig -- annnd Shela of course --

Now there's a van behind her car, and a feller workin on changin the blown tire w *her* tools [ small stock jack, 1 arm wrench, ect ] he's makin a go of it but he doesn't know yet the spare is FLAT

I hand him my star wrench and proceed to air up the spare for him.

He allows as to how HE'D passed by this gal once previously as well and when he came back by she was still there and he remembered how his wife had had a blowout on the freeway about 4 months previous and someone had stopped to help *her* ===








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