Jul
3

… got my lawnmower fixed.

I had been unable to remove the rusted bolt holding the blade, despite whatever tools of mine (and my neighbors) I tried.

So I took it to a local gas station and asked the mechanic if he could help.

He loosened it in about 15 seconds, wished me a nice day, and went smiling back inside.

Yesterday, that gas station was unremarkable to me, one of dozens within a five-mile radius from my house. Today, it looks completely different.

Sometimes, 15 seconds helping a stranger is the best marketing you can do.

One thought on “got my lawnmower fixed.

  1. Jen @ Daycare In Demand

    My dad, a now-retired orthodontist, had a policy of helping out (for free) vacationing tourists with braces-related problems. It may not have resulted in much direct business for him, but he regularly saved people’s vacations and it was a great word-of-mouth thing for our local area, which was heavily reliant on the tourism trade. “People there are so NICE!”

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