Margaret Thatcher wrote:No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions. He had money as well.
It was the "way" the man solved his dilemma that intrigued me. If I remember correctly, it was a "used" car that barely made it home, and probably was purchased for the price of an airline ticket. Money wasn't the issue. Creative problem-solving kicked-in. That's commendable.
Remembering wrote:Another interesting story was that a guy with the same company who was in Florida couldn't rent a car, so he bought one, drove it home, and later sold it. Drastic times call for drastic measures.
Everything was chaotic, trying to arrange transportation as airplanes were grounded, and rental cars were no longer available. I was making phone calls, and staying connected with him, while he was trying to get from downtown Atlanta to the airport.
Interestingly, three guys who did not know each other, hooked up at the Atlanta airport, and drove home, keeping in touch with their respective families along the way. A point of amusement, and in keeping with my husband's character, he had left his laptop in the downtown Atlanta office, and had the audacity to ask these two guys with whom he was sharing a ride, to take him back to get it - AND, they did!
It became a personal endeavor to get my husband home, and lessened the impact, temporarily, of what was going on nationally. That day is seared in my memory.
Another interesting story was that a guy with the same company who was in Florida couldn't rent a car, so he bought one, drove it home, and later sold it. Drastic times call for drastic measures.
I did overhear someone say "...They're going to track down whoever'sresponsible for this...", obliterating my initial guess that some kindof natural disaster was the cause of all this tumult.
Overcome with curiousity I finally visited the cubicle of a co-workerwho, interestingly enough, collects postcards. She answered my questionsimply by pointing to one of these cards containing a photo of the twintoweres, and said: "You see these two buildings?...well, they're notthere anymore!". She then told me of the terrorist/plane attack whichprompted me to go home at lunch time to see the news and get caught-up.
We made policy up on the fly and were an outlet for the news of the tradegy that was unfolding....as we wtched CNN. I was overwhelmed with customers who were afraid and confused about what was going on...being stranded hundreds of miles away from home. Our company decised to have our department tell renters to just take our cars home. We would waive the unauthorized drop charges...that we wanted them to get home safe.
We struggled to find out cars and get them back. I cost us dearly...and we were bankrupt for quite a while. But because we put the customer first and helped them get home...our customers came back. We gained customers who were abandon by the other companies...and all of this helped us emerge stronger and more competive for two years running.
Concentration camp latest listings
Disney World Orlando. With special effects and Donald Duck, the latest conspiracy theorists have spotted â€śWendy Housesâ€ť which could be converted into Nissen Huts, as seen in the movies POW films.
White House Lawn and Garden. There is a Garden Shed which could easily be used for political prisoners (Democrats) incarceration.
HolyWood. Special Effects have constructed a Stalag Camp (ex Hoganâ€™s Heroes) this too could be used as a POW camp after Big Brother captures all the â€śNormalâ€ť people and separates them from the conspiracy theorists whom 9/11 will allow to roam free when he takes over the world.
I want the White House numbers up there now. After you research all the government terrorism, and check out what I'm saying is true, call the White House and tell them 'we know the government is planning terrorism, we know Oklahoma City and the World Trade Center were terrorism , we know the Joint Chiefs of Staff want to blow up airliners, Baltimore Sun. If you do it, we're going to blame you cause we know whose up to it, or if you let some terrorist group do it like the World Trade Center, we know who to blame,' and you could save the planet. I'm calling it "Operation Expose The Government Terrorists".
Room 101 for you my lad. Such attrocious thought crimes! You should be vaporised!
True. Our government are true terrorists, in the vein of 1984.
War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Woe unto those who call good evil and evil good.
Not exactly a mercy. Most were warned not to go to work. They were betting on it on the stock market also before it happened.
Lots of people knew it was going to happen, including of course our beloved President Bush, who was completely deadpan when he was "informed" of the so-called "attack" and just kept on reading the book about goats to the first graders.
Alex Jones knew about it two months beforehand, urged his radio listeners to call the White House and tell them not to attack its own citizens and blame it on Bin Ladin. His listeners did in fact call the White House.
But the government is so arrogant they figure they can do anything they want "in plane sight" -- and people will believe whatever stupid lie they offer as explanation.