I Picked Up A Stranger Today And Will Do It Again

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Real Estate Agent with Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730 TN Broker: 208698

I Picked Up A Stranger  Today And Will Do It Again. I lean on the side of caution so I would never pick someone up on the side of the rode. I would stop to offer to call for help but put myself in a position to get hurt, I just wouldn't do.

So then why would I Picked Up A Stranger And Will Do It Again? My husband and I were eating dinner at a local restaurant I picked up a stranger todaylast night and had such a nice, friendly, young waitress. We found out that she was new to town, the wife of a soldier, they hadn't met very many people and she was having to take a taxi to work everyday. They had a second car but had hit a deer and wrecked it so it couldn't be driven. Her husband worked during the day and couldn't get off in time to get her to her evening work shift.

So what did I do? I offered to be her taxi service and take her to work whenever I could. Her apartment is less than 5 minutes from my office and her job is less than seven minutes away. I just couldn't see this nineteen year old spending $15 out of her waitress pay to hire a taxi to get her to work every single day. I found out that on most days her husband can pick her up after her shift is over. So I can help out on most days getting her to work.

My husband and I were so impressed that she was trying to work and better herself and didn't quit and give up when she wrecked her car. Terra gladly accepted my offer to help and we exchanged names and phone numbers. Today was my first taxi shift. It took maybe 15 minutes total of my day but gave my so much more back in knowing I did the right thing.

This is only the beginning. I Picked Up A Stranger Today And Will Do It Again and Again. Pretty soon she won't be a stranger she will be just a friend that I am helping out from time to time. 

If you would like information on homes in Clarksville TN contact Debbie Reynolds Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent at 931-920-6730.

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  1. Laura Cerrano 06/26/2012 08:24 PM
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Alicia Utz
I too have a soft spot in my heart for our military. Until you have walked a mile in their boots, you really have no idea how much they give of themselves. The soldier serves, but his family also bears the burden as well. Thank you for doing such a good deed for this military spouse. Alicia Utz, REALTOR, Northern Virginia, (703) 232-5766, Www.HousesByA2z.com, specializing in Military Relocation
Jun 28, 2012 05:41 PM #45
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Alicia-Our military are so much of our community so it is always on our minds about the sacrifices they make.

Jun 28, 2012 08:59 PM #46
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Marte Cliff
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Your story proves that there is still goodness in the world.

Jun 29, 2012 01:19 AM #47
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Paddy Deighan JD PhD
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the last time that I picked up a hitch hiker was last year...a man was walking outside of Las Vegas...I stopped and asked where he was going...he repled,. "CLEVELAND". It was 114 degrees in the shade and he would not ahve made it three ore exits so i drove him to Colorado and put him on a bus to Cleveland. 

Jun 29, 2012 01:50 AM #48
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Tom & Lisa Slaughter
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Sometimes, you just KNOW it's the right thing to do. I helped a guy whose car was out of gas and stranded at the entrance to an intersection.

Took him in my car to the local gas station and filled a jug full of gas. I just knew he was "okay" to let into my car. Maybe I'm just lucky? I'd like to think it's intuition...

Lisa

Jun 29, 2012 04:03 AM #49
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Marte, I have to really be conscious of other people's needs because I stay at such a hectic pace.
Jun 29, 2012 05:07 AM #50
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Paddy, your gestures were really a terrific example of helping someone out and going out of your way. Thank you for doing it.
Jun 29, 2012 05:08 AM #51
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Lisa, That sounds a little scary to me but your intuition must have told you everything was going to be alright. You are a kind person for helping this individual.
Jun 29, 2012 05:09 AM #52
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Debbie, that's a very warm and heart felt story. You're a very sharing and caring person. It's like my Dad always used to say. As long as you're giving more than you're taking they'll always be enough to go around. It took me a few decades to finally figure out what he meant by that and you are a perfect example of it. Thanks. :)

Jun 29, 2012 07:04 AM #53
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Debbie, I know it made you feel good to help this young couple and you deserve kudos!   I am like you, conservative and try to avoid dangerous situations but in this case your selflessness is admirable.

Jun 29, 2012 10:14 AM #54
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John, What a nice saying from your Dad. And he is right, if we are thinking about others then our needs will be met.

Stephanie, It felt safe to do and she must have felt safe as well. This is day four of the taxi service. I am learning more about her every day.

Jun 29, 2012 10:48 AM #55
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We always want to believe the best in human nature and what a beautiful example of that you are!  That was a touching story and thanks for posting it!  Just knowing you did the right thing is the great reward!

Jun 29, 2012 10:53 AM #56
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Cynthia Larsen
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What a great "pay it forward" gesture. That young couple will be buying a home from you some day.

Jun 29, 2012 11:12 AM #57
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Hi Debbie, what a great thing to do.  I remember the day when it was common.  But in this crazy world most people would be afraid to.

Jun 29, 2012 12:47 PM #58
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Helen, You are so nice to say that. I am glad I offered my help to her.

Cynthia- That is a positive thought but I think it will take them a long time to get on their feet.

Bob- Years ago it would have happened quite a bit. Now we are so cautious and are afraid to be taken advantage of.

Jun 29, 2012 01:12 PM #59
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John, What a nice saying from your Dad. And he is right, if we are thinking about others then our needs will be met.

Stephanie, It felt safe to do and she must have felt safe as well. This is day four of the taxi service. I am learning more about her every day.

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Debbie, you are doing a good deed! Good for you ...

Jun 29, 2012 05:31 PM #61
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Monique- Thank you for saying that.

Jun 29, 2012 05:51 PM #62
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what a lovely thing to do.  You have made such a difference in her life, and I am sure that she will pass on your graciousness to others.  Thank you for the good that you have sent into the world.

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This just confirms what I already know about you...you are such a great and kind hearted person. Good for you.

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