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September 27, 2010

This week, we have a story written by Tony, from Ottawa, Ontario. Tony is enrolled in literacy classes at People, Words and Change in Ottawa.

A Great Day!!!!

by Tony

It all started with me putting my wallet in the glove box of the car. I ended work this morning and went by Tim’s to pick up a tea for my wife as I do every morning. When I arrived at home, at 5:00am, I forgot my wife’s tea in the car. I had arranged for a wake-up call from my wife at 8:00am so I could bring her van into the dealership for some repairs. Things were starting to fall into place. I had dropped off her van, had the dealership give me a ride home, and was crawling into bed at 9:30am. I opened my eyes, sleepy eyes, and took a look at the clock 2:30pm time to call Dan at the dealership to see how things were going with the van. When I got a hold of Dan he informed me that the dealership had lost my summer tires and that I needed to get down there to resolve the problem. Now I had a dilemma because of an appointment I had with my tutor at 4:00pm.

When I arrived at the dealership, thanks to my dad for giving me a ride, I spoke to the Service Manager about the predicament he and I were in. He told me that they would replace my tires and give me a rental car at no charge. Problem solved, the rental car company came to pick me up. I was finally standing at the counter looking at the clock - 3:30pm- and ready to get my keys for the rental car. The fine gentleman behind the counter looks at me and asks for my driver’s licence and a credit card. I go to reach in my pocket and retrieve my wallet. MY WALLET!!!

[This story was taken with permission from The Reader, June 2010, published by People, Words and Change.]

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