When you're retired, you have time to reflect on unexpected events.
We decided to take a trip to Lowe's — and got as far from home as the intersection to Highway 90. As we turned into the intersection, we heard an awful, loud noise, so we pulled into the Tom Thumb parking area next to Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home.
Checking for a flat tire, we didn't see anything.
We checked for a broken belt; nothing wrong there.
Then, my husband heard the hissing.
The strange things a tire can find on the roadway! Lodged in the portion of the tire resting against the concrete, almost hidden from our view, was a 6-inch heavy metal hook. We have no idea of its intended use.
My husband took a few deep breaths.
I calmly said, "Just call GEICO; we pay for roadside service for problems like this, right?"
Within 15 minutes, a young man from Danco Towing Services arrived and changed out the flat tire with the spare. He was polite, clean-cut, capable and a pleasure to meet.
We drove to Day's Tires on South Ferdon Boulevard. Met with a pleasant smile and a friendly attitude, in 20 minutes, the flat was repaired and the spare back where it belonged. We were able to pay the bill in cash, no credit card needed!
Behind the counter in Day's Tires hangs a sign that says, "You can grin and bear it or you can smile and just do it."
We made it to Lowe's still smiling.
We are so proud to live in Crestview!