Step Away From the Sink


We’ve all had something happen in our lives that was bad enough it was considered something you would not forget and a lesson learned. That happened to me, and I call it my “step away from the sink” moment.

My husband gave me a pair of diamond earrings for Christmas, and as I was putting them on in the bathroom I dropped one, which went right down the drain. I stood there sort of frozen. I couldn’t believe it. It happened so fast, but at the same time it seemed to be in slow motion. Then the panic set in. While I didn’t have any water running, I didn’t know how far down the drain and pipes it went.

My husband just sighed, put on his plumber hat and after several anxious minutes he retrieved the earring. Sappy me started crying, of course. It was a lesson learned for sure. I do not put my earrings on anywhere near a sink anymore.

I know this doesn’t have anything to do with towing, but I wanted to remind everyone – especially tow operators – to think of a time you’ve had that panic moment, and while it seemed tragic at the time, it ended okay and you said to yourself: “I will not be doing that again.”

Stay safe, and while many of you will be working on Thanksgiving, remember the motorists you help are thanking you for working and giving them the help they need. And often, while it may not always be an ideal situation (for either of you), most of them are grateful too.

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