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Author: cswelch Two stars, 250 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 193036  
Subject: Angels Unawares Date: 9/8/2007 6:12 PM
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i have severe degenerative arthritis in my knees and back and it is painful getting around, especially when doing errands.

Today I had to go to three places. The first was Randall's, a grocery store, where I had to buy cookies for a church function. I also had to buy tickets for STS (Special Transit Service, a door to door shared ride service for the disabled). By the time I was at the end of the line, the cashier said "Is there anything I can do for you?" I gave her two dollars and asked her if she would mind getting me a Dr.Pepper, which she did.

I waited on a bench outside the store for my taxi ride to my next destination, Walgreen's. I also had a layaway to pick up at Fashion Bug but had not been able to get a ride there from STS. The cab driver noticed me perspiring and limping and asked if there was anything he could do for me. (Aha! Two in one day!)

I asked him to wait while I ran my five-minute errand at Walgreen's and then he drove me two stores down to Fashion Bug and even helped me get my clothes into the taxi, drove me home and helped me get cookies and clothes into the house.

The neat thing about all this is that the taxi drivers are supposed to drop me off at Walgreen's and then I am supposed to call a second cab to take me home.

I felt extremely blessed this afternoon and my joints do too.

Cathy "Cat"
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