superdumb supervillain: Sunday Drivers

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Sunday Drivers

Jasper and I were headed home from lunch with my parents (Bob and Roo drove separately) when I saw a guy flip over in his wheelchair and land, face-first, on the sidewalk. I pulled over to see if I could help him and was trying to get the crazy heavy wheelchair turned around when two preteen boys came running over to help. They obviously were more familiar with wheelchairs than I am because they started fiddling with the joystick thingie instead of trying to move the thing by hand. (They don't give you motorized wheelchairs for maternity discharge, duh…) And once we had the chair turned around better, another young man came out of nowhere to help lift the guy back into his chair. I offered to get some bandaids out of the car for the scrapes on his arms, but he said he was used to it and would be fine. And all of us went on our way.

9 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! What a crazy ordeal!

    Steph

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  2. Aww.. So glad to hear about the guys who cam to help you. my little bro is in a chair now and I hate how ppl are so rude about it sometimes.

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  3. Wow, that's a great story. Encouraging to hear of people willing to help - especially young people.

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  4. There are always good Samaritans along the way. And you were one of them! Great story. :)

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  5. I'm just glad to hear other people stopped to help! You don't see that so much anymore... (and good for you for stopping!)

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  6. ah naomi, so good to see you writing well. congrats, belatedly, on you becoming a mom - always thought you'd make a good one. i ended up with 4 of the blighters...and an impending divorce. seems a lifetime ago since i stayed in austin with you. love from the uk (wales to be exact) xxianx

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  7. Ian Bourne?????

    If that was you commenting, please email me! I've been wondering where you ended up and would love to be back in touch. There's apparently a VERY prolific Bahamian with your name...

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  8. That was very kind of you to stop and help.

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  9. Thank goodness the teenagers had the man power to actually get him in his chair.

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