Not a biblical theme, but a sad reflection on some of the
good uncaring folk who inhabit our suburbs and the unexpected kindness of a cab driver…..
Today was “Walk to school” day at the littlest grandflea’s school. So, she scootered there, accompanied by her mother, the oldest flea. It’s quite a long walk, and on the way home my daughter rode the scooter to save time – and … she fell off, flat on her face, resulting in copious amounts of blood and a broken and torn nose. As she was on her hands and knees struggling to her feet, a woman from a nearby house drove past her and continued on her busy way. A bit further down the street, as she walked by trying to manage the scooter and staunch the bleeding which was profuse, a woman watering her garden called out “Good Morning” and continued watering.
A bit further on she turned into a busy main road, where almost immediately, a Silver Service cab pulled up and the cab driver jumped out and asked her if she needed any help. She was very grateful, but was nearly home, so thanked him and kept on walking. A visit to the local doctor, an emergency appointment with a plastic surgeon, reassurance by the nurse who told her she could expect to have two black eyes, and she was just in time to collect the littlest flea from school.
But, there are funny sides to most things. When she rang her husband to tell him what had happened, his response was very quick: “So they fell for that story did they?”