About a month ago there was a serious heat wave in the city i reside in and i remember while driving to a friends house i blew one of my back tyres. No biggie, i have a spare, ahm wait my spare is also flat. Ok hmmm. Cellphone, call dad to come and get my spare pumped and return in to me, of course i pay. My dad came fuming, quite pissed to be honest. I had no option but endure it, but in passing i told him, this shall come to you one day and you will require my help, would you want me to treat you like you are treating me? He didn’t take heed to it but helped me and i was saved.
Well today, 1630 i get a call while i am in the parking lot, it was my dad! He wanted to know where i was, i told him i was still at the office. HE sounded happy, “come to the club and pick up my car and give me yours!” Suspicious but i had to go after all. I get there and he wants to trade cars because he has puncture in his right front Tyre and its depleting the pressure slowly. I smiled when i saw this, “isn’t it funny, when i have such problems you come fuming and throwing a tantrum but when its you i have to be understanding and even sacrifice! You refuse for me to drive your car even though i am the one who pays insurance for it and last time you gave me grief when i had a similar problem yet we are here today and its your turn.” I like my car, its old and not as appealing as his truck but i like my 1988 Mercedes Benz! i gave him my keys because i know old habits die hard! He didn’t want to leave the sports club because that’s his regular bar and he wanted a drink so the problem was now mine!
I drove his car home, quite fast to avoid getting stuck during rush hour, removed his Tyre and put a spare and put the spare in the back for repairs tomorrow. The thing i have seen with people is that it is so acceptable to treat other people like rubbish but they do not like the treatment being reciprocated. What does it cost me to give someone my car when they have wronged me? A few liters of gas as he drives it and hopefully he wont wreck the tyres as well but nothing! It just sucks when i told you and you refused to listen because the stubborn heart of a proud man leads him to the place where he denies the twist of a hand to which he has no control. Think about it, my dad is family and i have to live with him, but not everyone out there is family and you might do this to someone who will leave you in the middle of nowhere with no sign of help.
Just a bit of common sense!