Another blizzard hits New England. Trees are down, roads are slippery, hey I even gave my plow guy the day off (what's up with that?). To top that off, I got my neighbors car stuck in a snow bank. Funny thing is, the snow bank was the best part of my day.
Yeah it was one of those idyllic winter days here in New England. We got about 20 inches of the white stuff; a little bit on the heavy side but good exercise. Did I mention I gave my plow guy the day off? I had cleared the driveway and taken two out of three cars into the cul-de-sac to remove mounds of snow (I had shoveled enough) and then it was the neighbors car's turn. I managed to turn into the cul-de-sac when my visibility dropped to just about zero (I accept the blame but…) and proceeded to drive into a snow bank.
This cute little sporty car weighs a lot and rides low- needless to say I was not getting it out of there alone. As the Town plows made a wide swatch around me I begrudgingly headed back to the house looking for help. En route I encountered two guys from the electric company who had come to remove some very threatening limbs. After a brief but friendly chat I headed home and discovered my options were quite limited. As I made my way back into the cul-de-sac I realized these two guys were following me. Recognizing my dilemma and maybe feeling a bit sorry for this drowned rat looking sort of guy, they proceeded to push me out of the snow bank. I am sure they spent the next 24 hours working hard, without rest.
Their random act of kindness was further accentuated by their sincerity and genuineness. Before this event I was very happy with the local electric utility. Following this event both they and my fellow man got rave reviews. I challenge you to go out and deliver a random act of kindness. I really do believe it can change the world, one person at a time.