Saturday, October 1, 2011

Boy Duty


I may be female inside, but I'm still a man on the outside.

Today, I came across a woman on the side of the road with a flat-tire.  She was struggling with it, so I pulled over and assisted her.  Lug-nuts can get stuck and take a lot of physical strength to unscrew.  I quickly observed that she lacked that capability.

With a bit of heaving, I freed them from their frozen position and finished the job for her.  The spare-tire will get her home.

Sometimes being a boy can get the job done.

21 comments:

  1. You are a Sweetheart! There aren't many people like you left in the world.

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  2. How sweet! I know how to change a tire, but it sure is hard to get the nuts to unscrew. You saved the day! Heather

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  3. Ha! Ususally I'm helping men to change a tire!

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  4. Good for you (and good for her...I'd hate to be stranded like that with no help). I still don't know how to change a tire...oops.

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  5. LOL... one thing I love is that I have the strength to change my own flat tire.. that said, I certainly would never refuse the help of a handsome fellow stopping to help me :) and I know guys like to be helpful so in the end it works out!!

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  6. Awww that's so awesome of you. I bet you really made her day turn around. You're such a sweet person! Pass on the good karma. ;D

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  7. Yep, the physical strength thing is one of the advantages you get with a Y chromosome :) I'm usually pretty good at figuring out how technical / "tinkering" things work, but I certainly don't have a lot of physical strength, so I've stayed away from most of the heavy-duty repair stuff so far. Yay for you being so helpful!

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  8. Ally,
    You deserve a good deed award!
    This reminds me of an incident I had recently. It looks exactly like the cartoon you posted up. I got a blown tire on my way to work. I was dressed in a business skirt, business jacket, heels, stockings and even had a meeting that day.
    I was racing trying to fix it, starting to sweat, on the ground, I couldn't get the lug nuts off. I spent over 20 mins struggling, until a truck of day laborers came by. Part of me was scared in this oddball rape fear being all alone on the side of the road in a secluded place with 8 guys coming out of a truck.
    The only english speaking gentleman came over in broken english and helped me up from the ground kissing my hand said Pretty Ladies don't belong on the ground...and he yelled at his men in spanish and they quickly hoisted the car up on a professional jack, took the lug nuts off, and changed the spare in less then 4 mins where i was struggling for 20 mins.
    I got to work a little frazzled and sweaty, but just in time for my meeting. A trip to the ladies room to freshen up and comb out my hair did wonders!
    You did a great deed Ally, its very tough when women can't do something and need the help they can get. You saved her day. And it probably made you feel good too :)

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  9. How very kind of you! Many would not have stopped! What goes around comes around, good things must be headed your way!

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  10. Thanks Gracey and Megan for the suggestions: I'll check 'em out.

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  11. That's one thing that's bugged me my whole marriage (all 3 months of it :P): I work out like a fiend, struggling to complete my weight training. My husband, who is allergic to the word "gym," will lift up whatever weight I'm using as if it's a feather. Undoubtedly, there are many challenges to being a female on the inside but a male on the ouside, but you've found a rare small silver lining!

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  12. Good for you!
    I manage to get a flat tire every 6 months or so. I learned you can loosen the tight lug-nuts by standing on the arm of the tire-iron.

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  13. How very nice of you.
    Last time I had a flat tire I asked a cab driver to help me out. Before that I just rolled the car to the next gas station and had it fixed there.
    Lorena

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  14. That's so kind of you! Good thing you can combine strength with a woman's good manners! Kisses

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  15. Awwww!! You have the best of both worlds, though. You are a gorgeous, beautiful woman, and you are a strong, physically capable man. If that makes sense. It's nice that you were able to help her. You're such a sweetie. :)

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  16. I am sure she appreciated the help. I have been stuck before with a flat tire and no help. One guy drove by and waved! I now have AAA roadside assistance, but there is still no more helpless feeling that having a flat tire or your car break down.

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  17. ... and girls do so enjoy being treated like girls.

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  18. Nice! I've been meaning to learn a couple of nifty car tricks. Heard an oil change is easy, but messy to do yourself?

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  19. Michelle, it's a little messy but not more than having to wash your hands after. Only your fingers will get a little oil on them. No big deal.

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