February 1st, 2011


An act of humanity...

While we were driving home today, we were nearing the exit to our home when this incident happened. It obviously had snowed little over 4 inches today, and as usual the roads of CT weren't cleaned efficiently. It's surprising though considering its gonna be freezing rain all day tomorrow, I wondered why the roads hadn't been cleaned. And the exit and entry ramps were particularly badly cleaned. If you don't have a particularly good car, it would get stuck in the lumps of snow collected around the exits and entry-ways.

That exactly what happened to this poor man's car right at our exit on I-84 E. He was trying to remove the snow around his car with a small shovel. We pulled by his side and asked if he needed help to which he gladly accepted. We pulled a little ahead of him so we would not block the exit furthermore. As my friends, G and S were trying to get down, we saw a snow plowing truck approaching. I had expected he would help the car guy. To my astonishment, he paused, and then just drove-off.

So, my friends got down, G took the shovel from the man's hand and S took the shovel from our car and both cleaned out the snow around the car's front tires. A struggle of 5 mins brought the car out of the sticky snow.  After thank yous and good byes, G and S were back in the car and we drove off. G commented that the man looked much much older up close than he was from inside of a car. Plus, he had his wife, perhaps, in the car too. I cheered my friends and we drove back safely to our respective homes.

It's only a small act. Yet! Kudos to my two good friends, G and S!

What still bothers me is why didn't the snow plowing truck stop and help?