Wednesday, July 1, 2009

the kindness of strangers

On my way to a photoshoot yesterday my car broke down on RT 2.  I pulled over to the shoulder and called AAA.  I was wearing a pin-up dress, my new Fluevogs, and big sunglasses reading a book of poetry leaning against the guardrail with a corset and 5-inch heels in my bag.  In the thirty minutes it took for the tow truck to arrive, five, count them, five, men pulled over to the side of the road to ask if I needed any help.  One even said he had seen me from the other side of the highway, exited, and gotten back on in the other direction just to come to my rescue.

Context is a funny thing.  I wonder if I hadn't been dressed like that how many people would have come to "help" me.

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