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Old 10-25-2010, 04:47 PM
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I live in a smalltown where on Sunday everything is pretty much rolled up except for all the tourist stores for the leaf lookers. Sunday I was down with my son moving my shop/storage to a bigger building, everything in a big pile to be sorted out.

This guy pulled in with dually chevy and a very nice horse trailer. Had three horses in the back and there were living quarters in the front of the trailer. Sort of like the "yellowfin" model to equate it here.

Anyway the guy had put new tires all the way around on the trailer for the family trip to Cades Cove to ride their horses around and had his wife and a son about 13 and a little girl maybe 5. Must have been a bad batch of valve stems because he pulled in with the spare flat and two others almost on the the rim and not a tire shop open anywhere.

So we went to Advance Auto bought valve stems and I brought power over to my job trailer for the compresser and we broke down the tires with sledge hammers and bars, pulled the tires on the trailer and fixed those too. He also left with a good spare full of air and no leaking tires anymore.

I did not get down what I needed too and I just got in now trying to catch up, But what I did get done made feel very good to help the guy out because he was definitly in a bind.

So thats it, I just wanted to share because good things happen out there too.

Butch
Old 10-25-2010, 04:57 PM
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It should make you feel good. Good for you. I hope he appreciated your efforts.
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Another Mountain Man!

well done.
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Nice job
Old 10-25-2010, 05:48 PM
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We need more people like you sir

Most people in that situation would say ( in my best Ron white voice)

I'll pin a $20 bill to his collar and wish him the best of luck
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Well done - thanks from all of us
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Nicely done
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West Carolina Karma.
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Need more people like you.
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You made many folks smile with this post including myself; thanks!
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I'm guessing THAT guy didn't mind being around southerners!

Good for you, it does feel good doing the right thing, doesn't it?

Someone once asked me why I don't have SeaTow, I said "if I break down, someone will come along shortly and help" (I only fish inshore). People from other parts of the country don't understand that helping our fellow man is a way of life here.
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He asked me they could spend the night in the parking lot because by then he had three flat tires. I said of course he was welcome too but I've got a compresser and hammers and crow bars. So we fixed them.

It does make you appreciate what those tire machines do though breaking the tires from the rim.

Butch
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From a Northerner (we are not all bad lol) I just want to point out that your son saw his Dad lead by example. This is one of the life lessons that will stick with him.

Bravo.

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But did you tell the guy he needs to get into a tire shop Monday and have his tires balanced? ;? Thumbs up to yah Butch!

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