Wanna hear about my day?
So I jump in my car to take a 38 minute drive (courtesy of Google Maps) to dinner. About 15 minutes in, I realize that my tank is on E. (Before you fuss I know, I know…I never let it get that low. Oversight on my part). So anyway, I look for an exit, simultaneously reaching for my purse to grab my wallet. I rustled my hand in there, and couldn’t find it. Signaling to merge over, to get closer to the exit lane (still not knowing where I should get off, mind you) I start throwing the contents of my purse onto the seat/floor. Still no wallet.
I get off the highway, no wallet in sight and pull into a gas station. WHAT DO PEOPLE DO IN THESE SITUATIONS? So I walk in, and explain the situation. The attendant says she is not allowed to help (apparently, I am not the first person) but she gives me her “tip” money. Two dollars and some change. I thanked her profusely. I put the gas in the tank and my needle not only did not MOVE with that $2, it didn’t even cough! Sputter!
A gentleman pulled up next to me. So I take a deep breath and say “Excuse me sir. My tank is on E and I forgot my wallet. Could you spare a couple of dollars?”. (As I would retell this story later, my dad announced to the whole restaurant “OMG SHE’S OUT HERE BEGGING!”). The man smiled and graciously offered me $5, which I graciously accepted. Not for nothing, I saw him peek into my car, which looked like a tornado hit, because ladies you know what it looks like when you empty your purse.
I got the gas and made my way to dinner. I sit down in exhaustion at the table and explain what happened to which my dad says “You could’ve made it here on E”.
Thank you God for those two wonderful Samaritans.