Missed by a skerrick
I WAS doing some work in town for a friend recently and, when we had finished the job, I looked for my phone.
My friend said he’d last seen it on my trailer, but it wasn’t there.
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The loss of years of contacts was my main brief thought and, as I considered what to do next, my intelligent friend called my phone which was answered by Pete at Toodyay Traders.
“Thank God,” was my next genuine and relieved reaction.
I’d put the phone ‘safely out of harm’s way’ on the trailer mudguard – as you do –and, you guessed it, I had driven off.
Apparently, my phone ended up in the middle of the road on the bridge.
But a local resident, more aware and careful than I had been, saw it, stopped and picked it up and, being a man of integrity, delivered it safely to Toodyay Traders.
Apparently a car in front of him missed it by a skerrick.
He and I both know who he is and, because a bit of mystery is always good for us, I won’t name him here but have thanked him personally.
The phone cover is a bit worse for wear but, miraculously, the phone is intact.
The experience reminds me of how thankful and privileged I am to live in this good and safe town and with people of integrity who make it so.
Thank you, my young friend, and thank you all.