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Working on Another Holiday

Jun 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Like many professions, the towing and recovery industry doesn’t get a day off for celebrating a holiday. When you’re on call you miss a lot of events. It is almost a given that when you just sit down for dinner or are heading out the door a call comes in. I’ve learned to deal with it but it doesn’t mean I don’t get upset, frustrated, angry and sometimes resent the business I’m in.

Yesterday we participated in our library’s Truck Day. Our goal was to not only let the little ones see a flatbed tow truck but to send a message to the “big” ones (parents) about the Move Over Slow Down Law and the message to Drive Now, Text Later. It was wonderful to see the kids’ eyes light up when they saw the Tow Mater tow truck we had at our booth, and to see how many adults picked up Drive Now Text Later bumper stickers and comment that they did, in fact, move over when they see a tow truck on the side of the road.

Participating in this event was a great reminder of why we do what we do. Helping your neighbors when they need you, and receiving a heartfelt thank you goes a long way.

The Fourth of July is coming up and once again we — like many of you — will participate in the celebration parade, which in my community is celebrated the evening of July 3. While I’ll be on call that night and the 4th, this holiday also confirms a part of the reason why I’m in business. Independence Day was a pivotal point in U.S. history  – freedom and the making of a new nation. While we all can’t be off of work celebrating and going to concerts, picnics or to see fireworks, remembering why this great country is celebrating its independence helps.