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A little help please?
January 14, 2011 - Kylie Saari
Not too long ago, right here in Fairmont, my sister's car got stuck in the terrible snow and ice. We couldn't get it to move, and she and I, in our business attire (read: high heels and dress coats), got out of the vehicle to attempt to free it. The road isn't terribly busy, but while we were working on the problem, we were passed by four (4) heavy-duty pickups with snow plows, two (2) SUV filled with adults, and a couple other cars.
Not one of them even slowed down to offer assistance.
Now I know we are all tired of the snow. I certainly understood how someone wouldn't want to leave their nice warm vehicle to help two women free their car. And as we shoveled, I tried to tell myself that we were perfectly capable of getting ourselves free and my annoyance at the other vehicles was nothing more than a matter of a bad attitude on my part.
But a couple nights later, my sister got stuck again. This time she was alone, in the middle of Downtown Plaza, at night. Again, cars inched around her, passing her in her time of need. (By the way, she is aware her vehicle is not the best in snowy weather, but what can you do? Snow chains aren't allowed.)
What is the benefit of living in a small town if no one is willing to put themselves aside to help a stranger (and likely not a stranger) in need on a cold night.
I must say, I was disappointed in you Fairmont. Please, help others. You might need help some day too.
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