The Quotable

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A New Adventure

Imagine a co-worker calls you on your cell at work and tells you she has run out of gas. Imagine "Gasoline Annie" running home to get the gas can you know has gas in it. Then imagine it's a 5 gallon gas can. Next I want you to imagine two women, yes it takes two, putting the gasoline into the truck that had run out of gas. In all the time "Gasoline Allie" and I were filling her tank only one young man stopped to see if he could help. Of course we thanked him for stopping, but imagine only ONE! No one even stopped to see if they could call (I guess supposing everyone has a cell phone now). At any rate we both got to work safe and sound and only 1/2 hour late.

Thanks be to God!!!!!


  1. Ha ha! I haven't heard Roger Miller is YEARS! How appropo for your Gasoline Allie story!


  2. Years ago (OK... MANY years ago) when I was in high school, I had a flat tire. We'd been tortured in driver's ed and had been forced to learn how to change a tire. Obviously I didn't pay much attention, because I was valiantly attempting to change the tire when two - count 'em TWO guys stopped. I'm not convinced they stopped to help so much as to keep from running off the road as they roared with laughter.

    I had the jack upside down.

  3. Oh how times have changed, when I was younger I am sure I would of had many young men stop to see if I needed help now I am sure I would be out there for 2 weeks before anyone even noticed I was missing.....thank heaven for cell phones Cathy......:-) Hugs

  4. Yikes, Cathy! Glad you made it safely and that you were there to help! I've actually worried about people on the side of the road and my own tendency to assume everyone has a cell phone... Used to, most everyone had those windshield shades that had "HELP" on them and you could put that in your back window so people would know to stop. I had to do that once many years ago -- and it worked. But I haven't seen those windshield things in some time. (I wonder why? They were a good thing!)

  5. imagine a 25 yr old and her 350lb (that's not an exaggeration) mother changing a tire. imagine the girl JUMPING up and down on the tire iron trying to rotate the lug nuts that the mechanic INSISTED on tightening with the power wrench despite her request to do it by hand. imagine all this taking place at LUNCHTIME in the parking lot of one of the best known and most frequented restaurants in the middle of Downtown Dallas....on wed, the day said restaurant has their WEEKLY LUNCH SPECIAL. now, imagine all the SHERRIFFS and POLICE OFFICERS walking past these two women struggling to change this tire on their way into and out of the restaurant. imagine the parking lot security guard who mysteriously disappeared during the change of the tire although he'd been seen making 5 min rounds both BEFORE AND AFTER the changing took place.
    yeah, and imagine how these two women got that damn tire changed without a SINGLE offer of help.


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