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It’s quite windy outside today, and it seems as if not every driver out there is able to cope with it very well.

Some cars tend to swerve across the road a bit whenever they come from behind a truck or building for example and others just slow down to a very ‘save’ speed, instantly causing a small traffic jam behind them.

Even though I’m usually more in favor to just keep on going I can’t really blame them. You know, better safe than sorry, specially in these non-standard conditions.

One older person had it pretty bad this morning when I drove to work. He was driving two cars in front of me and suddenly a two to three inches thick branch blew off a tree and crashed right across his windscreen. I could see the wood and glass splinters blast off his car.

The person behind him quickly drove around but since the impact was pretty hard I decided to stop to see if he was okay. I was in no hurry to get to work anyway and besides that you sometimes just need to look after others when they seem to need it.

The fifty-ish guy behind the wheel, though luckily unhurt, was pretty shook up which is completely understandable of course. I would need a few minutes myself when a piece of tree decided to crash onto my car.

He wasn’t carrying a mobile phone on him so I offered him a seat in my car so he could sit warmly out of the wind and rang the road service to pick up his car because it wasn’t in a road going condition anymore.

And after they came along , which was in a record time of just under fifteen minutes, he was going to be okay and I continued my journey to work.

It’s at times like these where I sometimes find myself in a difficult position. Part of me wants to stop and see how everybody is, and another part of me, I guess, is a little scared or worried for what I might walk into.

So far I’ve trusted my gut for these things and up until now it hasn’t failed me. Let’s hope it stays this way :-)

Categories: Uncle Biek
  1. Stevie
    Nov 2, 2006 at 13:19

    You’re a hero :) When such thing would happen to me I would be very happy with a guy like you helpin’ out. Your guts are perfectly allright bro!!

  2. Nov 3, 2006 at 16:56

    Oh well, we all do what we can, right?

  3. Odiel
    Nov 6, 2006 at 16:12

    I really am very proud of you my son.
    If ever I have a sort of thing like that guy
    i do hope you will be around. (someone like you will be hard to find!!)


  4. Nov 6, 2006 at 17:44

    Thanks mom, it was one of those small steps for men, giant step for the one who needed it.

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