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Old 05-22-2018, 01:15 PM   #1
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Helped someone today - a crazy set of coincidences

Sit down and let me tell you a story...

Today is a travel day. We got on the road and 15-20 minutes later, the truck chimed that the trailer electrical/brakes had become disconnected. We took the first exit and pulled into a gas station. It was a simple matter that the cord became slightly unplugged (I probably didn't plug it in right). That was easy to fix, but my wife's nerves were shot from driving and knowing she didn't have indicator lights on the highway and then in a city environment.

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While she calmed down, I noticed someone stop right at the entrance to the parking lot. I headed over as another man did and we 3 pushed his car to a pump. Only, all of the pumps were bagged with "out of order". That could have sucked for him. BUT, this past Saturday night we boondocked in a parking lot running off of our generator, I had just filled both of my gas tanks. I was able to grab a gas can from my truck and was able to give the kid 3 gallons or so of gas.

We chatted as I dumped the gas in. His name was David and he had just come from a job interview. He asked where we were heading and came from. When I said we lived in our rig, he said that his dad lives in a camper too.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:22 PM   #2
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Some would suggest that there are no coincidences.

Glad you could help him and hopefully somewhere along life's journey he will pass it on. It's worked for us on many an occasion.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:42 PM   #3
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A good example that there are still some good folks out there. Good job Doug.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:52 PM   #4
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Angel of the day award for you!
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:16 PM   #5
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The world is mind-bogglingly vast yet made small by our coincidence stories that expand our neighborhoods and make us question whether our collisions are chances or destinies
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I hope if we ever have problems on the road that we run into you too!
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:24 PM   #7
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Nice job Ependydad. I hope the next time I run out of gas your close by.
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:22 PM   #8
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Good job! As Reverse Snowbird mentioned, I hope that David will "pay it forward," and it will go on and on.

BTW, we find that a small bungee does a good job of making sure that the ends of the electric cord stay attached between our RV and the toad.
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I hope if we ever have problems on the road that we run into you too!
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