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Help Is In The Way

Aug 17, 2007
Wilma is a young artist who is trying to make in the business by selling her paintings. She heard that many artists do lots of suffering before they become famous, and figured this is hers. She frequently arranges meetings with people all over town and sometimes out of town.

She drives an aging vehicle that is not in the greatest of shape. It usually gets her where she wants to go without many problems. One day she got a call from some out of town clients who wanted to make a large purchase for their gallery. She knew these people well, but they could only meet at might.

They apologized for the inconvenience but because of their schedules night was the only time available. Wilma agreed and set up the meeting. She knew this would be the beginning of something good for her. The day finally came. She left early to get there in plenty of time. She loaded the car and started on her way. It was about a 60 mile drive.

About 35 miles into the trip she heard a pop, her tire blew out. The car rattled to a stop as she pulled over to the shoulder. She knew about changing tires, so she could still make it in time. She got out of the vehicle and started to change the tire. She was amazed and relieved that no one stopped.

But no matter, she had it under control. Besides, she had a cell phone if she could not get it changed. At that time a small car pulled up behind her. A man got out and asked if she needed help. She said no thanks, I think I got it. He said are your sure, she said yes. The guy seemed a little disappointed that she did not accept his help.

He went back to his car, but he did not leave. He just sat there staring at Wilma. She began to feel uneasy, and started thinking about what she would have to do if he tried anything. He got back out of his car and started toward her again. As he approached he told her she looked just like his girlfriend, who had just broken up with him. Wilma was really nervous now.

He was about to touch her when a police officer pulled up behind the two. He asked what was going on. Wilma explained that she had broken down, and this guy would not leave after she refused his help. The officer placed them both in a secure position and ran their tags for warrants.

Turns out the guy was wanted for assault and battery of a highly aggravated nature on his exgirlfriend. He was taken into custody. Wilma was released and proceeded on her way. She could not stop thinking about how lucky she was, or what she would have done if things escalated.

Roadside breakdowns are pretty common. Automobiles are not perfect and will break when you least expect it. Each situation is different, and you never know whom you are going to encounter along the way. While there is no advice to fit all situations. You should prepare your self as best you can. Obviously, make sure your car is in excellent mechanical condition.

If you do experience a breakdown, assess the problem. If you can take care of it yourself do so. A cell phone is no longer a want, it is a must. If you have to call for help, call immediately. Most people believe that you should sit in the vehicle with your windows closed and doors locked. If you do choose this option, and someone stops to help, stay in the vehicle and tell him or her to phone for help.

Many experts note that sitting in a disabled vehicle on the side of the road is not the best place to wait for help. You might be hit by traffic, or better yet you are easy to spot as a target. They say you should get out of the car, call for help, and stay in a wooded area close to the car until help arrives if safe and possible. Characters stopping to do you harm, will simply figure you have gone and left the car behind. If you breakdown do not panic, think and make wise decisions.
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Johnny A. Jenkins, Distribution Director of Repeller Technology , provides self-defense and safety products, tips and advice to fit most situations. Make your surroundings safer for you and loved ones today at: Repeller Technology .
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