- And I had car trouble yesterday - not that that is a good thing, but just how everything fell into place. I was going to do some final Christmas shopping at Atlantic Station (near my office) after work, but felt weary at the thought of all one has to do to get inside there (paid parking, etc.) So I headed home and heard something in my car that didn't seem quite right. As I am wont to do, I hoped it would go away. Thoughts to myself: "I don't hear that anymore, it must have gone away. Good. Well - shoot, there it is again." (Just as I was about to turn into my street.)
I've had the same mechanic for 23 years and have sent a multitude of friends there for the like-a-small-town-experience I have with Chris (who works alone.) He was likely not going to be in his shop at 5:30pm, but he was! He was just closing up, but agreed to have a look at my car. Indeed - it needed attention that requires parts, so he ordered them online for installation this morning. And he took me home. He waved off my thanks with "This has gotten me out of Christmas shopping." What a nice man.
I hope many good things happen to you this weekend. Have a great one!