Monday, November 10, 2008

The Kindness of Strangers

The number one reason I love living in the South is the generosity and kindness of the people who live here.

As some of you know, I have been sick for the better part of a week. I didn't feel like going to dog skool on Sunday, but I went bc we only have 6 classes and I hate to waste them.

On the way home from the trainers, I had a coughing fit and hit a HUGE hole in the road. When I hit the HUGE hole in the road, I busted tires on the passenger's side of my car. Fortunately there was a nice turn off in front of a church to pull into and I stopped there while I waited for Doug and the tow truck to come and rescue me.

Once I made all the necessary calls, Reilly and I got out of the car and sat in the yard of the church. I cannot tell you HOW many people from the church came out to make sure we were ok, and that we didn't need help and to offer me refreshment. I was very touched by their obvious concern.

Reilly, on the other hand, was not touched and would not let anyone within 10 feet of me, but I guess that's a good thing.

Even after the tow truck got there, people kept coming out and telling me how I wasn't the only one this had happened to.

Thankfully, I had JUST purchased the extra road hazard warranty on my car and I won't have to fork out any of my own money. Which is just as well as it's an almost $3000 repair job since my wheels are bent too.

And I wrote the city of Milton GA to inform them what happened and they said " sorry" and that they would look into fixing the hole. Grrrrrr


  1. Steph, I am so glad that you are OK and that everyone was so nice to you. I am sorry that this happened in the first place but it is good to know that people were looking out for you.

  2. It was very nice - I am going to send the congregation a thank you note, for being so kind.

  3. How nice that they came out and tried to take care of you the best they could (given Reilly's preference to guard you).

    I wanted to also say that I had this happen to me in my former city and the city considered the road in a state of "disrepair" and so they paid for new tires on the busted side and in 24-48 hrs, the pot hole was filled in. It was quick and they were most kind about it. Maybe Milton is willing to reimburse your bill. I can't believe it was almost $3000 for you. Our wheels weren't bent so it was just tire replacements.

    Take care & GET BETTER!!!

  4. Hello Fellow Blogger: Your post came up on a Google Alert. Let me see what I can do here. After all I love Milton and hate to hear about stories like this. Where was that pothole exactly? I bet they'll get a crew there asap to fix it if we get the word to Public Safety, as well as Public Works. The best part about all this - is how you saw the Goodness in our community of neighbors. That's my passion, writing about them....

    Best of Luck,
    Patti Silva

  5. Wow, you've got the whole town coming out to help you now!! Congrats!
    And that is why I too love living in the south and being southern!

  6. How very nice! Miltonville I will email you privately.

  7. The generosity of southerners is AWESOME! I hope that pot hole has been fixed by now. :-)