Tuesday, October 23, 2012
One Of Those Unforgiving Days
As the saying goes, "when it rains... it pours". Though it sucks, but yes, it's true... sometimes.
It was rainy this afternoon when I was going home from work. Although it's bearable, I find it hard driving during these times since unlike a car, my helmet doesn't have something in it to wipe away the rain. Then my luck begun... When I was half way home, my rear tire was struck by a 4 inch nail. After removing it, I brought my motorcycle to the nearest vulcanizing shop to have the hole patched. However, they told me that the tire interior was badly damaged and needed to be replaced. Whew, glad I had some extra cash with me that time. And so, it was fixed.
Then my luck continued, after driving a few kilometers, my rear tire begun to swing. I just said to my self, another flat, you gotta be kidding. As I checked my rear tire, It wasn't struck by a 4 inch nail... now, it was a 2 inch (LOL). It was already dark, still raining, and I had to drive more or less a kilometer with a flat tire, to another vulcanizing shop. Then, guess what, my interior was again badly damaged and needed to be replaced. The problem was, there were no longer open hardware shops to buy it. My last resort was to go back to the first shop I had my motorcycle fixed.
Upon reaching the shop, the in-charge sadly told me that they already ran out of stock for my tire's size. But she offered me, a second hand interior that can fit my tire. Having no choice, I bought it. However, the vulcanizer told me to change it the soonest I get a chance. Second hand interiors aren't that reliable and it wasn't exactly the right fit to my tire, it barely fitted. He might have seen that I looked worried, so he told me not to worry too much, that there's no problem with it, and his advise was just a precaution.
Well, I know things happen for a reason. Maybe the Lord was just preventing me from a greater trouble ahead. For whatever reasons there are, I'm just happy and thankful to Yahweh that I was able to come home safe and sound.