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I was very, very low on fuel, which is my usual way of travelling these days (I blame the exorbitant fuel prices). I was going up a hill nearby, willing the car to get to the top, because I happen to know (don’t ask me how…), that if I get to the top of the hill and then run out of petrol I can coast all the way down the hill, and get within a block and a half of the petrol station. But I never made it to the top of the hill. There I was. Stuck! Half way up the hill, in the middle of all the lanes. I immediately put my hazard lights on, but then I sat there, with cars beeping at me from all directions. I was completely at a loss as to what to do. Then a ray of sunshine beamed down from the sky, onto a white 4 wheel drive, which had stopped in front of me. My saviour, jumped out, and said, “Do you need a tow?” I managed a weak smile and nod. He sprang into action and towed me all the way to the petrol station. I felt like kissing him!


Posted by taveren37, 29th August 2013


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  • A friend of ours had a car stolen and decided to fit a “kill”switch in his next car. When activated it prevents the car from being started. Their cousin took their kids out for the day and called into the shopping centre. Walking in the kid announced about the special switch and how if worked.

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  • I try not to let my petrol get quite that low.

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  • How nice that there are still people in the world that will help.

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  • It is always nice to hear this type of stories, to see that there are still nice people out in the world.

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  • Classic! I remember running out of fuel once too, has never happen since :-)

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  • Embarrassing moment but one hero come to help you hihi…. so sweet.

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  • What a lovely stranger!

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