The Night Fungirl's Attitude Was Adjusted...
Did anyone else see the story about the Oregon man that stood at a gas station all day to buy the patrons that came in a fill up of gas? He was walking up to people as they were pumping gas and buying their fill ups. When he was asked why he was doing it he explained he had received an inheritance and wanted to do something special with it for all people. All the man asked was that the persons receiving gas do something nice within their budget for someone else. I wonder how many of those people will do that?
I can tell you a good Samaritan did something like this for me a long time ago. I was fresh out of college and broke down in a desolate area. It was cold and rainy and I had no heat to overcome it. I had stupidly attempted to find a home or business where I could make a phone call (this was before cell phones were available readily) but was unsuccessfully and returned to my car. A nice truck driver finally came along and although I was a little scared of him I noticed he had a cross hanging from his rear view mirror and this gave me a strange sense of peace. The man got out and checked my car and determined that the gas gauge on the car was malfunctioning and that I simply was out of gas. He asked me to get in the cab of his truck and again although scared I complied. I figured if he wanted to kill me we were already in the best area for it. He gave me his blanket from his sleeping area and I wrapped up in it. He then took me up the road several miles to the nearest exit. There he purchased a gas can and filled it full of gas. There was a Denny’s restaurant near the gas station so he invited me to breakfast. We sat there and ate Grand Slams together and talked for a while as he allowed me to dry out from my walk in the rain/ice. When we left he pulled out a thermos he had purchased evidently at the gas station and went back inside the Denny’s coming out with a thermos of hot chocolate for me.
We then made our way back to my car where he told me to sit in the cab while he put the gas in my car. He got it started and allowed it to warm up before coming back to help me down out of the huge truck. He instructed me to drive back to the same gas station. He followed me back to the exit and got out to pump my gas. He then paid to fill up my car.
I know you are all thinking this man had a motive and you are right but get your minds out of the gutter it was a pure intention. I attempted to pay him for his kindness but he refused any payment. All the man said to me was that he was a father and that he hoped that if his daughter was ever in this situation in the future that he would hope she would find a man similar to him to help her.
Well I can tell you that there have been many people since then that I have helped although it caused me some delay in my life because of this angel I met. I still don’t know his name as he refused to give it to me because he said I wasn’t supposed to be in his truck because of insurance regulations. I was terrified of this man when he came up to me and I was almost snobbish but now I owe this man greatly for what he did for me and I will spend my life helping stranded people because of him.