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Everyone Has a Story

Oct 17th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Geri RoskopfWe towed a rental vehicle to our lot because the driver had been arrested. The driver called early the next morning to find out what was needed to get her personal belongings out of the vehicle. She sounded quite desperate. Soon after I hung up with her, her father called and again asked about getting some personal items out of the vehicle. He too sounded tired and frustrated.

When they both came into the office I noticed the father had an angry look on his face and seemed impatient. His daughter looked drained and I could tell she’d been crying. I knew something terrible was wrong besides the daughter being arrested, but I also knew I couldn’t just ask, What’s your story?

Our employee who took them to the vehicle in order for the daughter to get her personal items came back into the office and told me that the daughter said she and her father were headed to her mom’s funeral, which started at 9 a.m., and she needed her dress and other items from the car. Just that little bit of information, along with the knowledge that she had been arrested, put another piece into the puzzle of the actions and demeanors of her and her father. My first thought was how sad the whole situation was and my heart really did go out to the daughter and the father for what they were going through.

We all have stories to tell. Journeys that explain why we react harshly to some situations and break out in tears in others. It’s easy to judge, to criticize and voice our opinions without really knowing someone’s story. Maybe it’s a good idea to keep our ears open to the stories other people have to tell and to remember everyone has a story.