There have been times I’ve gotten help from a professional, occasionally even a stranger, that’s made all the difference in the world. I’m thinking in particular of a dentist who pulled a tooth after I’d suffered an agonizing night of pain. Then there was the mechanic in the middle of nowhere.
He took three hours to fix my flat and then replace my damaged wheel, which had fused with the axel. He charged me-a short-on-funds...
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