The kindness of strangers
Phil Tymon of the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center was on his way to work one morning last week at 8:15 a.m. when cold weather had created a patch of black ice. His pick-up truck skidded, did a 180 degree turn and landed in a ditch on a dangerous curve on Bohemian Highway. He could get no cell phone signal. A woman motorist saw his plight and lent him her cell phone to call AAA for help.
“While I was doing that she was alerting approaching traffic on one end while I alerted approaching traffic on the other end. This took a good chunk out of her day on a cold morning and put her at some risk to stand out there in the road, “ said Tymon.
Before AAA could come to the rescue, a man with a four wheel drive truck came along, and towed Tymon’s vehicle out, and everyone drove home safely.
Tymon said, “I want to give my deepest thanks to the woman and man (neither of whose names I got) for helping me out of a potentially disastrous situation, despite the risk it put both of them at. My faith in humanity is, at least partially, restored. May I pass on the thoughtfulness and consideration to someone else in need of help.”