ANGEL AT THE GAS PUMP

by Corinne

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So it was 100 degrees and even though the 711/gas station is only a few blocks away, I decided to drive. It was too hot to walk.

Emergency. I was out of staples. Haagen Das coffee ice cream and cigarettes.

Came out of the store. Started my car. Nothing. Click. Click. Click. Click.

Not a good neighborhood to abandon my car and no cell phone. Figured I would be gone ten minutes. No AAA card with me either.

“It’s your battery” this nice looking guy said as he was filling up his gas tank.

“If you have $20.00, I’ll get it started for you.”

Sounded like a good price to me. Especially after he told me he was an auto mechanic.

He got his little bag of tricks out of his trunk. Cleaned off some awful looking stuff on my battery and then put a little screw in something.

The car started. He told me not to stop until I got home. He was right. The next day I had to have it towed.

You know, every once in a while I lose confidence that we are being taken care of.

But, what are the odds of your car breaking down and running into an auto mechanic in a bad neighborhood when it is 100 degrees?

There are angels everywhere.

Gotta have faith.

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ANGEL AT THE GAS PUMP
July 24, 2008 at 7:07 am

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Vera July 24, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Well, he ripped you off, Corrine … any taxi driver can also start you for half the price. . and your car would start again. . Vera

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Corinne
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July 24, 2008 at 5:07 pm

Dear Vera -

You are probably right. But when I am in this kind of a situation, I accept the angels who are on the set!

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Michelle Vandepas July 24, 2008 at 5:28 pm

I love this story because you were also able to help the man at the gas pump. He needed $20.00. He probably is telling everyone you were HIS angel. Maybe he just put the last $20.00 in his car for gas and then you came along.

So, angels find each other.
And you got home safely.

M
P.S. How could you allow yourself to run out of ice cream?????

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Corinne
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July 24, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Dear Michelle -

Correction -

ICE CREAM AND CIGARETTES! (Don’t start up on me!)

The only thing worse would have been coffee.

I never thought that I could have been this man’s angel. What an interesting observation.

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Stephen Hopson July 25, 2008 at 10:30 am

You almost got me crying with this one! I was inspired and uplifted by the story.

You’re right – angels are EVERYWHERE. Thank God you accepted this man’s offer of help although I think it would be have been a little more “Good Samaritan” behavior if he had not asked you to pay him anything.

But hey, maybe that was a test of your faith to see how you would handle the fact that he wanted a few bucks. Most people would have immediately been suspicious and have thought he was trying to take advantage of you.

Beautiful story!

Stephen Hopsons last blog post..End of the Week Gratitude Theme #38

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Corinne
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July 25, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Dear Stephen -

I figure everyone cannot afford to be a Good Samaritan. Interesting that he only asked $20.00 and that was exactly what I had in my pocket. I had not bothered, as I said, to bring my purse with my wallet or my cell phone.

It was worth a lot more, believe me.

Michelle made a wonderful point. Maybe he really needed that money. This area which borders my beautiful street on the lake is quite poor.

In which case, I was thrilled to be his “angel!”

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Stephen Hopson July 25, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Corinne:

I agree with you that you were probably his angel too. The universe brought the two of you together at exactly the right moment because both of you were in need of something and each of you were able to provide it.

The universe is like that. It’s so incredible, I continue to be in awe of it every single time it happens. That’s why I eternally optimistic (I have my bad days, mind you! But overall I’m a happy, optimistic person because I choose to believe the world is full of good people).

Michelle, GREAT point. Excellent point. It worked both ways Corinne. BRAVO.

Stephen Hopsons last blog post..End of the Week Gratitude Theme #38: What Goes Around Really Does Come Around – A Boomerang Effect from the Universe

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Tom Stine | Spiritual Life Coach July 25, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Hi Corinne,

You are charmed indeed. I enjoy these little vignettes. I learn a lot about someone from stories like this. Be well…. Tom

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Violet Lily Rose July 27, 2008 at 11:22 am

Of course, you would be taken care of – You are a magical Lightworker and your NEW work on this planet is just beginning. There are many ways to teach love and this is one of them. It worked both ways.

And sometimes just telling people where you stand is a proper teaching. Big Angel was walking with you. And Corinne, why don’t you have a store to call to deliver this stuff for you!!! I do.

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Corinne
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July 27, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Dear Violet Lily Rose -

You will have to let me know who, except for Peapod, will deliver two items.

Not in my neighborhood. I don’t live with the swells like you.

But I am grateful for your news that I willl always be taken care of! Thanks

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 27, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Dear Tom -

From a pro like you, that is a great compliment.

Glad you enjoyed my little storytelling!

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