Sunday, October 7, 2012
A Late Night Drive
Last night as I was getting ready for bed, preparing to rise at 4 am for a long run before heading to the airport on a trip, the phone rang. It was a neighbor calling to ask a favor. It seems they had driven their family to a South Jersey venue for a function and their car battery went dead. Though they had called AAA for assistance, they needed to make it home to drop off a friend of their daughter's. "Could you possibly come pick them up?", they wondered. Though I sure could have used the sleep, I was on my way in a matter of minutes.
People talk about how "in the old days" neighbors were always there for each other. I'm not one to think that the old days were always better. I suspect that many neighbors are just as willing to help today as they were in the past - if we're willing to ask. I'm glad my neighbors felt comfortable enough to call me. And I wasn't hesitant to step up and deliver for them. I'm sure they'd do the same for me.