- Jul 15, 2009
The boss wanted something from Homebase at Selby yesterday so I ran her through in my van as she couldnt get what she wanted ( garden tool store ) in her car. As is usual these days I got dragged around Homebase with no garden tool store in sight. She asked but apparently they've none in until after Christmas now. So with that we came away or at least I did ........ " Ill just look around these shops Michael, go get yourself a coffee from McDonald's Ill not be long " How many times do I hear that. Having parted with £1.49 for a luke warm coffee I made my way back to my van. Thats when I saw an elderly lady and what looked like her granddaughter looking at their cars rear light. I smiled and asked if they were ok. She asked whether I knew what bulb she needed for the rear light. I said .... They will look it up in Halfords for you love. So she disappeared into Halfords and I went about drinking my cold coffee. Five minutes had passed when I saw her return to her car. She looked at me and shook her head. I dropped my drivers side window and said .... " have they not got any then ? " She said " yes, they are £3 each but, want £8 for fitting it " Me being the good Samaritan I said .... Give it here, Ill sort it for you. Car was a Peugeot 207, cover to remove, plastic screw to unscrew, whole light cluster then falls away revealing bulbs, changed blown bulb, refitted cluster, cover, checked operation, job done in less than three minutes. She was over the moon. I came away with a warm glow. And Im sorry to say Halfords lost out on £8 which I thought was a little steep to change a light bulb. Doesnt it make you feel good doing a good turn. New years resolution ...... Help more people.