An Act of Kindness

If you read this earlier post, you will know that Hubby went racing off to the garage for a tyre repair.

I had rung ahead and he made good time, so much so that he was seen more or less immediately by the guy who had answered the phone. He explained that it could mean a new tyre but Hubby said it didn’t matter as we needed the car for our trip tomorrow.
Light bulb moment as the guy remembered him from last time.

Now here’s the rub:

While his tyre was being examined, a guy drove onto the forecourt and demanded to be seen as he’d hit a pot hole.Β  Lincolnshire roads are notorious for pot holes, but when you are familiar with specific routes getting from A to B, you can anticipate them, slow down, or even stop if someone is coming the other way and you can’t avoid it.
The fitter apologised saying they were really busy and he couldn’t fit him in, asking how far he had to go. It turned out he lived less than a mile away, AND he had a spare wheel.
A few minutes later a woman pulled up and said she had a ‘bit of wear’ on her tyre. Again the fitter was apologetic as they were fully booked but he’d be happy to make her an appointment for tomorrow morning. She drove off without making one.
I was so glad I’d rung first!

Meanwhile, the fitter said the nail hadn’t gone through so no repair was needed. As a precaution though, he put it through all the bubble tests to make sure there were no leaks, then happily put the wheel back on the car.

Even better, there was no charge.
Now we are always grateful to anyone who helps us out, so Hubby fished out some cash from his wallet and told him to buy himself a drink. The lad said he didn’t drink, but it would definitely buy a few cups of coffee, and he’d probably buy some biscuits for the lads on their tea breaks.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to An Act of Kindness

  1. What a great place. Our dealership would have charged us for sure

  2. willowdot21 says:

    I live random acts of kindness, and a show of gratitude always helps , as it also us remembered as a kindness. πŸ’œ

  3. DM says:

    Love hearing stories like this Di! Good people.

  4. Aw, that was a nice thing for your hubby to do. My stepmom always tips people who come to fix things at her house or help her out. I guess I didn’t always think of it. When I bought a new bed about a month ago, the guys who brought it in were very polite and I gave then each a tip. They were so happily surprised. It was nice to see.

  5. Sadje says:

    There are moments like these when we are surprised by the kindness of others

  6. scifihammy says:

    So lovely to find there is still kindness today!
    It also helps when we are kind, and I love that Hubby gave them money for coffee and cookies. πŸ˜€
    I’ve had the same kind of help from our tyre repair shop, where they’ve removed a tyre, removed the nail, checked for a leak, refit; all with a smile and no charge. I keep going back there! When we need new tyres, they get our business. πŸ™‚

  7. Carol anne says:

    Awe so nice of the gentleman to fit you in and I am glad he could! I am glad nothing was wrong with the tire! Yay!

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