And they did over the past couple of weeks, during which I fought battles against various unpleasant germs and ailments affecting different members of the household, aspie anxiety over a very special 11th birthday, trekking back and forth to solicitors' offices, and changing broadband provider. Just some of the things that I haven't blogged about during the past fortnight. I've also had appointments every morning this week while the kids were in school: though today's was with the hoover...
But back to the good Samaritans.
Good Samaritan One
He pulled me aside when I was pushing Smiley back to the van in the underground car park.
"You've a flat tyre, " he said helpfully.
How can that be, I wondered silently? My tyres have been protexed, which mean they should never puncture. And my tyre wasn't completely flat.
My shoulders must have slumped because he hesitated and then he told me that he might be able to help. After disappearing for about 5 minutes he returned with one of these:
(No picture because I meant to buy one and haven't gotten around to it yet...)
Anyway it was a foot-operated air pump. And it worked. Within a few minutes I was good to go, and my good Samaritan advised me to purchase a pump myself. It proved its worth the next day at my local tyre centre, as they were able to fix the tyre for €10. The person behind me in the queue drove in on a flat tyre and was quoted €80 for a new one...
Good Samaritans two and three
I may have mentioned before that Smiley is prone to constipation and last weekend she endured another bout that sadly was at its worst in Tesco. I bought some painkillers but they didn't help. I thought about abandoning the shopping, but some of the stuff I needed urgently, for her. Her crying got louder and louder. But I saw no judgemental looks. Instead when I joined a queue for the till, we were pushed to the front and others unpacked my trolley while I tried to comfort my child. And then helped us out to the car. I was nearly in tears myself at their kindness.
A DIY success
A small victory for me over something else that had me in tears of frustration: I fixed this when it wouldn't close after weeks of trying :)
And finally, thank you for nominating me in the MAD Blog Awards.
It actually does mean a lot to know that people like reading my stuff.
These are my reasons to be cheerful for this week. Head over to Mich's blog to check out some more, and have a lovely weekend x