One morning, I pulled out of my driveway and discovered I had a flat tire. I had changed a flat once when I was in college, and I vowed then that in the future I would make enough money to be able to afford to have someone do it for me. I sat in the car for a moment, thinking about what to do. I called my husband, a totally fruitless thing to do, since he was in Florida and I was in Texas.

Then I remembered that I have a button in my car marked SOS. The car company invited me to push it anytime I have a problem. I pushed it. A warm, concerned gentleman answered and asked immediately if I was all right. I explained my problem. He told me that he knew where I was and that someone would be with me within the hour. He confirmed my phone number and said the company would check back to be sure that someone had arrived to change the tire.

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