The Georges in Peru

Stuck on the Train Tracks

03 May 2017

Today, Mary Beth and I were going over to Alejandro's house to paint another wall.  Someone had visited him after we painted one of his walls last week and was so impressed by how improved it looked that they gave him $15 to buy another bucket of paint to continue the job!  On the way there we encountered a bit of a traffic jam at a railroad crossing.  A small truck was stopped on the tracks!  It was 10:30 and the 11 o'clock train was certainly on its way.  The back wheels were stuck between the rails, inextricable to the two women trying to push it out.  "Can we help?"  We tied on the tow rope I always keep in my truck and pulled their truck about 10 meters forward to get it out of the way of the 11 o'clock.  "How much do we owe you?"  "Just thanks.  The Bible tells the story of the good Samaritan and we should do the same."  "We just learned something!" they replied as we headed off singing "Bill Grogan's Goat". We painted one more of Alejandro's walls just in time to get Mary Beth to the school she was teaching at at 11:30.