Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sand trap

There is a lot of construction happening around the city these days. So there are piles of sand and brick and whatnot everywhere.
Near my neighborhood there is a stoplight with building going on around it. One evening as some friends and I drove through, we noticed a little Omni van stuck in a sand pit that had recently developed. The driver had spun the tires and dug himself in pretty deep--halfway up the hubcaps. So my friends pulled over and the two men in the car got out to help.
Who knows how long the man had been there, trying to get himself out. The rest of the traffic just drove by and stared at him in his predicament.
My friends lifted his little Omni van and he drove away.
I wonder if he thought to thank them...

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