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LETTER: Kind gestures go a long way

Editor: I was at the Simpson Car Wash the other week. I loaded some money on the machine and no sooner had I retrieved the hose, then it got ripped right out of my hand due to a rather large split in the hose.

Editor:

I was at the Simpson Car Wash the other week. I loaded some money on the machine and no sooner had I retrieved the hose, then it got ripped right out of my hand due to a rather large split in the hose.

I stepped back and was witnessing my car getting bashed repeatedly with the metal handle and getting a good soaking myself. 

Not wanting to risk getting hit by this flying object, I hurried over to the office knocking on the door to no avail. I then spotted a car in the next bay.

I knocked on the window and when he opened his window, it was then I realized it was an RCMP officer.

I felt a glimmer of hope, but when I asked if he could help, he promptly replied he was busy at the moment.

Other than thinking “what could be more important than a damsel in distress” (very selfish I know), I decided to just let the hose run its coarse. 

Feeling very wet and dejected, I hastily drove home were I called the car wash to notify them they had a faulty hose. The owner Flint could not have been more apologetic and insisted on giving me multiple hands-free car washes. 

I believe had Flint been there at the time, I have no doubt he would of jumped in the line of fire to save the day. Anyway, no harm, no foul and I went on my merry way.

To my surprise, a few days later I received a very unexpected phone call from Constable Reyno Lalock. He had gone out of his way to find out my name and number and proceeded to contact me to apologize profusely for not being able to help me at the car wash and went onto explain the reason he could not help. Trust me it was indeed something way more important than my situation. 

I just wanted to give this constable a shout out, you totally made my day.

Wendy Everett,

Canmore



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