My spouse has to drive all over Canada for his job and can be gone for up to a month at a time, so when our second vehicle broke down without notice, things were grim. If he takes time off, there’s no extra cash to fix the car situation, and without him we’re walking.
What does it mean to a hormonal pregnant lady with a preschooler at her side that she can get some groceries and make it to her prenatal appointments after all? It means A LOT. It means we won’t starve or drive our friends away with favour requests. It takes the stress off my spouse who feels guilty for leaving us stranded so we can have an income. It reassures us that should our preschooler need to visit the doctor we can get there. It also develops a sense of community in our children, and that’s no small feat. They’ll grow up knowing that someone in our community, maybe someone they don’t even know, will be there for them should they need it.
Some stuff you can see coming, like a storm rolling over the Bay, but other stuff catches you up when you least expect it. So if you find yourself stranded, don’t worry, Tele-Drive will be there for you. They’ll even take you for groceries for free on Mondays! So call them, don’t suffer in isolation, they’re happy to help. And if times are good and you find yourself with free time, why not volunteer as a driver for them? You never know which of your neighbours is in a jam, and you might even make a new friend!