Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Good Samaritan

So today was a snowday. Happy Valetine's Day to me! It was more like an ice day. It snowed yesterday and we got released from school 2 hours early. Then there was freezing rain all night. I decided to go to my friend Martha's house. So at 4, I headed out- my roommate had kindly cleaned off my windows so I thought I could get out no problem. You can't tell by the side ways picture (sorry) but there is a big ledge- about 6 inches- left by the plow. Well I tried, and tried and my wheels just kept spinning. I saw a guy a few cars down having the same problem so I went to help push. As soon as I got to his car, he gets out and tells me it is okay- he doesn't need any help because this is his girlsfriends car and he has an SUV blah.. blah.. blah.. Okay. I think he just didn't want a girl helping him. Whatever. He didn't offer to help me. Whatever. Neither did the other 3 guys and 1 girl that walked past while I spun my wheels and shoveled. I was beginning to become very disgusted with the lack of kindness in this world when along came Blaze. He was the coolest guy. I felt horrible as he was older and had a limp but helped push, and shovel, and push, and shovel. "That's what neighbors are for", he said. Finally my car got out and so I wanted to help him- but he made me go get gas (my light came on as soon as I started my car). So I went and came back to help him. Then he helped me again clear out my spot totally so I could park there again. We helped another couple get their car out. I decided not to go to Martha's because I don't want some selfish, lazy person to steal my nicely cleared spot. That isn't very Christlike- I know. But after shovelling for 2 hours- I am tired. So thank you Blaze for being a REAL man. And for renewing my faith in the kindness of people. And thank you Fairfax County Public Schools for the Valentines gift of another snowday tomorrow! yey!

4 comments:

Andrea said...

I love people that help push cars out. Yea for nice men. And yea for snow days. I'd love to have one too.

Mikaela said...

That's awesome that Blaze helped you! You'll have to bake him something! So, yipee you didn't have school. That would be nice!

Kim said...

Yaaa for snow days! So nice that someone helped you! It always makes me mad to see people just go on by without stopping.

EK said...

Dude I can't believe that rude guy who refused your help and then didn't at least offer to help you! Men! But so glad somebody DID help you! Hope you enjoyed some time off of school! :)