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A tire, and a breakdown

To: Editor

From: Tracy Wolff, Snowmass Village

Re: An act of kindness

To Salvador Rodriguez at Snowmass Resort Management; to Clay and Laura at the Snowmass Village Police Department; and to all the guys working at the Snowmass Village Conoco station on Dec. 7:

Thank all of you so much for your great kindness to me last Friday afternoon. Not that you wish to be reminded, but I was the woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown you found jumping up and down on the roof of her 500-pound Honda Civic ” which happened to be lodged in a retaining wall of snow left by the snowplow ” after I had been attempting (for hours) to drive, spin, shovel, push, pull, and swear my stupid car out of the ice so that I could get to work.

Specifically, thank you Salvador ” by the way, excellent fedora ” for wasting an hour of your time (after you’d already worked a long, difficult day, and just wanted to go home to your family) pushing, throwing gravel under, and ultimately pulling my car up onto the road.

Thank you, Laura and Clay, for pushing my car uphill on sheer ice, and for calling ahead to the Snowmass Conoco for me.

And thank you guys at the Conoco station, who had hoped to close up and go home already, for staying open and fixing my tire ” despite your complete bafflement as to why one tire could cause such hysteria ” and reminding me that life would go on.

I have no clue what you lot were doing up on Faraway Lane at that hour on Friday, (you were probably sent by God, who was sick and tired of listening to me rant about all of the injustices in the universe, and just wanted some peace and quiet), but thank you, thank you, thank you.

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