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Thread: Out of the kindness of my heart...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Victoria, Canada

    Default Out of the kindness of my heart...

    To begin, a little bit of history. Two weeks ago I took delivery of a new Honda CRV with leather upholstery.

    At about 10:00 am this morning someone buzzed my apartment.
    On the other end was a woman’s voice, very weak and shaky, “Call 911 for me, I need to go to the hospital.”
    Wanting to assess the situation first, I went downstairs and there was a young woman, in distress indeed, barefeet, wet muddy clothes, snot on her face....
    She said she was epileptic and was having seizures. Being just 2 minutes from Royal Jubilee Hospital, I said I would drive her.
    Once in the car, Emily said she was very thirsty. It twigged on me that she wanted alcohol to ease the withdrawal from a pretty extreme drinking binge.
    At this point, I was committed to driving her to hospital, so I said I couldn’t help her with the drink but we would be at the emergency entrance to the hospital in just a minute. When we pulled in, she said “I’m not allowed in there.” “ Why not?”, I replied, thinking she might be a hypochondriac who would go every day if she was allowed. “I got in a fight and they barred me.” Still, I had made a commitment to take her to hospital, and she needed help that I could not give her so I carried on to VGH. To make a long story short, when I dropped her off at VGH, my beautiful new leather upholstery was covered, not in mud, as I had originally thought, but you guessed it...

    When I got home I pulled on a pair of disposable rubber gloves, grabbed a couple of clean rags, windex and a scrub brush and cleaned the car. To finish off, I put the rags and brush in the washing machine, added a scoop of soap, and didn’t add any other laundry. I didn’t want to contaminate my clothes with the filth. Made myself a cup of coffee, and carried on with my day.

    I’m just glad that yesterday, when I went to purchase sheepskin seat covers, they didn’t have the ones I wanted in stock so I ordered them, to be delivered next week.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Bonnybridge, Scotland


    Ewwwww . But you did a good thing.

    "God guard me from those thoughts men think
    In the mind alone;
    He that sings a lasting song
    Thinks in a marrowbone."

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Coventry (from Stoke on Trent)


    Sounds like you had a crappy day
    Ratty (Russ)

    I know only that what is moral is you feel good after. What is immoral is what you feel bad after.
    Ernest Hemingway

  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by skilsaw View Post
    Wanting to assess the situation first, I went downstairs .....

    See, that's the bit I wouldn't have done ........maybe Victoria is different from Toronto??..........

    I'm just sayin'.......

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