Angels Are Around Us
Life Story: By Jeff
I am new driver then, having just learned to drive out of necessity as I am starting my own family. I got an old third hand car, a Mitsubishi Galant Sigma, which is more than fifteen years old at the time I got it. Being a new driver, I am weary of traffic cops; those MMDA personnel and Police type. I am afraid that I would somehow make a mistake and get a ticket due to some traffic incident.
One day. I traversed the Makati Ave route and took to Kalayaan Ave. Crossing Kalayaan Ave I did not notice an open manhole in the middle of the street. Unluckily as I passed by the manhole, my rear left wheel got stuck inside the manhole. Imagine my dismay as I step on the gas and the car does not move. To make it worse the opposite traffic is now coming and cars started to honk their horns. I almost melted when I saw two MMDA traffic officers on the street corner at Makati Ave.
Thinking to myself, they would notice me soon and possibly give me a ticket for being in the middle of the road. As I sweat inside the car not knowing what to do, I thought out load "God help me". After saying those words, two men in dark t-shirt and jeans came walking up from the side street of Kalayaan Ave and came up to my car. Without saying a word, the two men lifted my rear end holding on the tire well and bumper. That did it, I got unstuck and I was able to move forward. As I turned around to say thank you, the two men are across the street going to P. Burgos side, far away from even a shouted Thank you. Wow, I said to myself, these two men must be angels. Thanks for helping a person out.