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November 27, 2007

My Knight in Shining…Navigator

Filed under: college — by heatherdc @ 10:53 pm

Those of you who think Chivalry is dead, this one’s for you!

It’s pretty typical for me to be rushed in the morning. There’s no reason for it; I always give myself plenty of time to get ready, and somehow always end up running a little bit late. Yesterday was no exception.

As I’m hurrying down the stairs, hoping that I hadn’t already missed the bus, I almost ran into a neighbor of ours.  Not that I have ever met this person, but we’ve both lived in the building for the last year and a half.  I apologized, and kept moving.

After a mad dash to the bus stop, I found myself stranded.  The bus drove off seconds before I got down there. Not a good way to start the morning!  I grabbed a newspaper, sat in the “bus shelter” and decided to just sit and wait for the next bus to come.

Less than a minute after I sat down….a shiny, black Lincoln Navigator pulled up.   The window rolls down to reveal my “neighbor” in the driver’s seat!

Neighbor-“Do you need a ride to campus?”
Me-(looking around, is he talking to me??) “Umm, really???”
Neighbor-“Yeah, you looked like you were in a rush…and I saw the bus pull out before you got down here.”


I almost run into this person on the stairs, have never introduced myself despite living above him for over a year, and here he is….willing to give me, a stranger, a ride. I hopped in, introduced myself, and carried on a pleasant conversation with “Neighbor” all the way to campus. I probably said “Thank You” about 5 times during a 5 minute drive.

My morning started off busy, rushed, and late….and turned out just fine.   For him, it was such a simple gesture, but it completely made my day. And a good story!



  1. gotta love that neighbor. now where the hell is he when we have to catch a bus at 2 a.m. at college and allen?!

    Comment by L B — December 6, 2007 @ 4:45 pm |Reply

  2. very cool, i’m a fan of good people… we should be neighborly and bring him some fresh baked cookies or something

    Comment by Peter (your boyfriend) — December 17, 2007 @ 12:32 am |Reply

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