Sunday, July 5, 2009

Serendipity

"the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for" (Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary)

I benefited from serendipity in a big way recently. It all started with an email about free puppy food that needed to be picked up. Fast forward to the warehouse parking lot, where I was standing at the back of my car discussing various puppy issues with another volunteer when I noticed a HUGE hole in the tread on my tire.
















SCARY! I don't understand how I hadn't already had a blow out especially considering the way I drive .

Obviously, I have to get that tire replaced before I go home. But, I'm 23 freeway miles from my neighborhood in an area of town I know NOTHING about. Hmmm, well, I guess I'll head to the car dealership on the access road and ask them where the nearest tire place is. If it's too far maybe they will put my spare on for me. However, as I slowly turn on the access road what do I see?















And, yes, I did hear Handel's Hallelujah chorus in my head at that moment. I have NEVER been so happy to see NTB. Not only had I found a tire place, but I found my favorite tire place.

So, to recap, not only am I in a situation where I actually notice a hole in right rear tire BEFORE the tire goes out, but it happens less than 1/8 of a mile from a tire place. The very nice gentlemen at NTB at I-10 and Wilcrest got me fixed up quickly. So, thank you to all involved in the discovery and resolution of my faulty tire. Oh, and did I mentioned my tires were on sale???? Life is good!

3 comments:

Trix in the City said...

How the hell did you get that hole in the first place??? Yikes!!

Rhonda said...

I think eHarmonyJack was watching out for you that day.

Heather said...

I wonder if NTB is going to find your post and give us all free tires!

Really glad it all worked out for you in a good way!