A Brick Slamming A Jaguar – April 26.2011

A Brick Slamming A Jaguar
The stoy goes, years ago, a young and very successful executive named
Josh was traveling down a Chicago neighborhood street. He was going a
bit too fast in his sleek, black, 12 cylinder Jaguar XKE, which was
only two months old.

He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and
slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no
child darted out, but a brick sailed out and – WHUMP! – it smashed Into
the Jag’s shiny black side door! SCREECH..!!!! Brakes slammed! Gears
ground into reverse, and tires madly spun the Jaguar back to the spot
from where the brick had been thrown. Josh jumped out of the car,
grabbed the kid and pushed him up against a parked car. He shouted at
the kid, “What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck
are you doing?!” Building up a head of steam, he went on. “That’s my
new Jaguar, that brick you threw is gonna cost you a lot of money. Why
did you throw it?”

“Please, mister, please. . .  I’m so sorry! I didn’t know what else to
do!” Pleaded the youngster. “I threw the brick because no one else
would stop!” Tears were dripping down the boy’s chin as he pointed
around the parked car. “It’s my brother, mister,” he said. “He rolled
off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up.”
Sobbing, the boy asked the executive, “Would you please help me get him
back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.”

Moved beyond words, the young executive tried desperately to swallow
the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. Straining, he lifted the young
man back into the wheelchair and took out his handkerchief and wiped
the scrapes and cuts, checking to see that everything was going to be
OK. He then watched the younger brother push him down the sidewalk
toward their home.

It was a long walk back to the sleek, shining, Jaguar — a long and slow
walk. Josh never did fix the side door of his Jaguar. He kept the dent
to remind him not to go through life so fast that someone has to throw
a brick at him to get his attention.

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