So, Cara was driving down the highway when her car began to shake violently. She was decelerating, when suddenly, she saw something shoot off her left side. It registered, with a scream, that it was her left front tire and it was headed in the opposite direction that she was. She immediately steered the car off the road. Her friend, Tommy, had just had brake failure, and someone explained, after the fact, that he should have 'geared down' to stop the car. Cara began to drop the car into low gear, and brake. She stopped the car. The police came, and they called the tow truck. She said, "The man was huge, and old, and long haired, no teeth. He scared me to death. And the police said, 'Okay, you just go with him.' Mom, I was so scared. I got in the truck and I thought, 'This is how I'm going to die.'" But the man not only took her to a gas station, he gave her a break on the charges. He was really very nice. Cara was waiting for her brother to get off work and come for her, when another man walked up, a trucker. Cara said, "Oh, mom, this guy was as scary looking as the first." He said, "So your wheel came clean off?" Cara: "Yep." Long story short. The guy was waiting for his next haul, which was late. He had three hours to kill. He and Cara went back, scoured the brush along the road and found Cara's tire. They also found a cell phone, power still on, two missed calls. They left it at the service station where her car was, to be picked up by the owners. But I digress. This man fixed her car. He was afraid that the rim might be bent, so he took the tire off the back, and put it on the front, and put the wheel that had taken a vacation on the back. He examined her brakes, and drove the car. Had her drive the car. Looked it over good, tightened the lugs nuts on all the wheels yet again. His fee? "I'm thirsty. You can buy me a Pepsi." He explained it to Cara like this: "The people that I haul for are Christians, and they are always doing nice things for people. I think I was supposed to meet you today. That's why my load is late."
Cara says, "I will never, ever judge a book by its cover again.
Mom bows her head and says, "Dear God, thank you for men who drive trucks."