I'm still laughing about an event on the morning of Feb. 15, a potentially annoying situation suddenly turned into a positive event, for me, anyway.
I, a senior citizen, was at the GetGo in Brentwood behind another car waiting to put air in one of my tires. After a long wait, the car in front of me finally exited. Another car, in the meantime, had pulled up next to him, retrieved the air hose, and began filling his tires.
Suddenly, a young woman, who was in a gold P-T Cruiser behind me, bolted from her car, walked up to the young man and explained to him that there had been a line of cars waiting before he had arrived. She took the air hose out of his hands, then waved me forward to take my turn. My first words to her were, “I like you!” We both had a laugh about the whole event.
When I was having trouble putting air into my tire, she again exited her car into the cold, and filled up my tire for me, explaining how the hose had to be held at a certain angle to work properly.
I asked her what she would have done if the “perp” had resisted, and she explained her boyfriend, who was in her car, would have gotten out and come to my assistance.
Job well done. I’m sure glad I was on her “good side” that day.
Lost in Bloomfield
I was driving into Bloomfield to go to an 8:45 doctor’s appointment at Shadyside Cardiology Associates. I had traveled this route several times and decided to park near the intersection of Baum Boulevard and Liberty Avenue. I was wrong. After walking about five blocks, I figured I was not where I wanted to be and I was just about exhausted - I am almost 90-years-old and use a cane. I saw the front of the Hyatt House hotel by Shadyside Hospital and decided to ask for directions at their parking lot. The two attendants were very helpful and one of them volunteered to drive me to my car. We found it easily and decided that I had been looking for the clinic on Baum Blvd. instead of Liberty Ave. I am very grateful to the parking lot attendants and also to the employees at Shadyside Cardiology Associates who permitted me to keep my appointment even though I was an hour late.
A nasty fall on a busy street
A few weeks before Christmas my husband, Jim, took me to my doctor’s appointment on Brownsville Road across the street from the John F. Slater Funeral Home. We were delighted to find a parking space right in front of the office. When we left Jim lost his balance when stepping off the curb and fell out into the street. We are 85 and 88 and I was unable to help him up up. Within minutes three people came to our aid and got him back up on his feet. Luckily he did not break any bones but was badly bruised and bleeding from a wound on his head. Many thanks to the caring people who stopped to help us in our time of need.
JIM AND SHIRLEY SCHMUNK
Giant Eagle takes the cake
I want to give a belated thank you to Giant Eagle. A while back my mother celebrated her 100th birthday. I had ordered a cake from Giant Eagle but because I was so busy with family and friends coming in to celebrate, I never thanked them properly. Why did I owe them a thank you? When I picked up the cake they said there was no charge! Their generosity and kindness made a wonderful event even better.
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