Saturday, August 18, 2007

GOOD SAMARITANS AT 7TH AND MONTANA ...!

Good Samaritans were coming out of the woodwork this morning at 7th and Montana as not one but two "regulars" lent a helping hand to a pair of Damsels in Distress in two separate incidents.  The fun began when a Young Mother driving a Mercedes SUV popped a tire against the "Curb from Hell."  Her mechanic, who arrived on the scene shortly thereafter, was having trouble finding her.  Richard saved the day by running after the mechanic -- just as he was about to leave -- and pointing him in the right direction.  Surprisingly enough, the woman neither thanked Richard for his efforts nor tipped the mechanic.  Meanwhile, another Good Samaritan found an abandoned Protective Pylon and propped it back into place to prevent further accidents.  This same man sprang into action moments later to help a woman clean up her mess when she spilled two drinks on the sidewalk.  While it's nice to see that Chivalry isn't dead, I have to admit that today's incidents call my own character into question:  As soon as "the coast was clear," I removed the Protective Pylon ...!   

7 comments:

tenyearnap said...

Hahaaaa...your character is definitely questionable now!
What's with all the SUVs? That's all I see on the road around here? Would a kindly SUV driver please explain this to me? I just don't understand why anyone would want to drive one, considering the price of gas and all. What am I missing here? --Cin

gazker said...

You Americans and your SUV's! You need a nice little mini to drive around in ;-)
Gaz

ab45yui said...

Yeah that and the humvees, makes no sense.  Hey found this website Marty, that I thought you might enjoy, it was posted on MSN today, and I thought of you, LOL.  Here ya go...  http://www.slate.com/id/2172288/?GT1=10346


cnstarsbabee said...

Ok so here I go showing off my ummm errrr not so natural bottle blonde side, pardon me for a moment while I get the courage to dare ask...What is a Protective Pylon? Is it a snake? A bug of some sort? I guess I am now gonna have to use my natural but covered brownish hair that covers my thinkin brain and look it up on this box hehehehhe. I love good samaritans. Sometimes I like to think I am one. The other day at the station a guy come in to pay for his 20 bucks in gas and thought he laid 2 ten dollar bills on the counter, turned and walked out the door. I took off like a bolt, caught him and said excuse me sir but you gave me 110.00 not 2 tens. He was very grateful and expressed to me how rare this situation is. I then explained to him that I have a concience and would not have been able to sleep at night had I chose to pocket that money. But that just means I was raised by wonderful parents that taught me to be the best me I can. Smiles...
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                                                                                  TrayCee

martygord said...

TrayCee raises some good questions in her comment below about Pylons.  For anyone who needs more information, the "Protective Pylons" at 7th and Montana are basically long, plastic protectors -- shaped like giant cigarettes -- designed to prevent cars from hitting the curb at "Our Favorite Parking Lot."  The following links might be of interest:

http://journals.aol.com/martygord/HeardatStarbucks/entries/2007/07/08/the-case-of-the-missing-pylon-.../2412

http://journals.aol.com/martygord/HeardatStarbucks/entries/2007/07/13/pining-for-pylons-at-7th-and-montana-.../2438

http://journals.aol.com/martygord/HeardatStarbucks/entries/2007/05/02/good-riddance-to-bad-pylons-.../2137

kattytrick said...

Kutoes to you my friend!........ Although silent  platitudes may have been your only reward for removing that  Pylon. Your plucky plebeian effort to restore tranquility and order in the wake of this...this massive Samaritan migration....is..ah..? ..er..?..humm..........Appreciated?....BOY !...Hand me a dictionary and see what happens! ?....I get all word-y...was trying to be funny...should have looked up, Funny....kit


beckiepainton said...

your just a rebel!!