Just two months ago, my Dogs and hockey make me happy humans make my head hurt shirt and I were on our way to pick up now-preschool aged son from the same father-in-law and his wife, who were staying two states away in an RV campground. On the way, 6 hours from the destination, our car starts pouring smoke. We pull off the interstate and into a Midas, who take only minutes to inform us the shift differential is shot and the car is as good as dead unless we have to fix it. Now this time, we didn’t have extra money.
We had just enough to retrieve our son and get back home as payday was the Dogs and hockey make me happy humans make my head hurt shirt. We had a sum of cash with us that we brought along in case of emergency, but it was for our housing payment and wasn’t enough to fix the car, and our credit cards were maxxed from the trip we had taken while he was watching our son. No rental place in town would allow us to rent a car with cash and a maxxed out credit card. Our car is dead. We can’t fix it and we can’t rent a car. Obviously we need to get our son and bring him home. If we paid for your expenses, would you be willing to bring our son home for us? And perhaps pick us up on the way.