Well, I was on my way to work yesterday. My car radio was blasting a catchy dance tune and the sun was shining warming my face through the window. Everything was right in the world. Then within a matter of seconds terror reared it's ugly head.
A car that had been lingering off in the left lane made a sudden decision to swing in front of me and put on it's brakes. So fast, in fact, that I was I unable to put my breaks on fast enough to evade an accident. So, I made a hard swerve right into a snow bank. The front half of the car was buried deep in the freshly impacted snow and the back half jutted out into the highway blocking a whole lane of traffic.
At first, I was completely stunned and worried I might have hit someone. I started to shake fiercely and made a pathetic attempt to back out but to no avail. Then I got out of my car and the stood dumbfounded at the sight to behold as cars slowly tried to make their way around the mess.
I wasn't sure what to do, who to call, or when help would arrive if i did manege to get a hold of someone. So, I decided to dig one of my front wheels out. I paddled the snow out from under the hood with my bare hands which quickly became numb. When I stood up go back in my car for mittens, I was greet by urban looking gentlemen.
He had pulled over to the side of the road and was assessing the damage as he walked up to me.
"Do you need any help?" he asked.
Before I had a chance to respond he started to climb over my car to the front and made a gesture for me to get in my car and out it in reverse. Three other gentlemen joined us while we were making attempt after attempt to back the car out. It was a most glorious demonstration of humanity. Five random strangers who were brought together out ot sincere kindness and concern for each others well being. In the end, we were able to back my car out onto the road.