CYNTHIA WROTE: I used to be able to count on manly types stopping to assist when auto failure haunted my travels. Had three crusty geezers trying to change a tire in the rain not so long ago. A recent breakdown found not a soul willing to offer a jump-start, and I knew I’d “crossed over.”  Mom says just wait; pretty soon they’ll be back to help me out ’cause I’m an old lady.  Thanks, Mom.  Of course, I know how to do my own repairs.  It’s the principle of the thing.

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