Man, sometimes being a girl is nice. Looking feminine and helpless can get me a lot of help from random male strangers. I think I wrote before about how proud I was of myself for changing my own headlight…aka going to buy the headlight and looking confused as I ask questions about how to put it in, leading to one of the (naturally male) employees to volunteer to put it in for me, despite the big sign outside that says “NO WORKING ON CARS IN THE PARKING LOT” and, I believe, a smaller one that said employees could not work on your car for you. Oh, and that happened while two other employees and a customer were working on my rearview mirror (it had fallen off and I had to remove a little plate on the back so I could glue that back on first).
Well today, I was reminded again of how nice it can be. I go to Lowes to buy some treated lumber for the raised garden bed I’m going to build (with hubby’s help, of course, thanks, hubby!) and wheel the 8′ long pieces out to my car. My little Hyundai Sonata. Very big for a sedan..but it’s still a sedan. I lift up the lumber and start to walk towards my car, bound and determined to get it in (somehow), and a stranger calls out, “Excuse me! How far away do you live?” I tell him about 5 minutes, and he asks what direction, and if it’s near a nearby landmark. I say yes and he tells me he’s going that way and could drive my lumber in his truck. Well, sure! Now, the guy seemed nice, but still, he followed me in his truck, and the instant I was in my car I texted the hubby so he knew a strange man was following me home in case I didn’t text back within 15 minutes to tell him he was gone. Anyway, the guy is just a local contractor, so he left me his number in case I need future work, and was on his way. Awesome! Didn’t have to get my car all dirty or anything!
Now hopefully my house doesn’t get broken in to. Oh well. At least if he comes back and steals my car it will be clean!