For getting me that tow strap thing for Christmas that I tossed into my trunk and forgot about until I needed it today. I’m sorry I wasn’t more grateful for it then.
I went to a Renaissance Festival today, and in the parking area (which is not paved) I ran my car into a big ditch. I don’t know how I missed it, I really don’t. But the front driver’s side tire went right into it and did not want to come out no matter what I did. Luckily, two guys stopped to help me, and when one of them said something about getting a chain, I remembered that I had a tow strap. Fresh, new, and still shrink-wrapped in its original packaging. After that it was a very simple matter to attach the strap to the back bumper of my car and the back bumper of the other guy’s SUV, and yank my car out of the ditch. I was so happy. ^_^
Let’s just hope that I never need that orange safety hammer thing you gave me for Christmas last year. Not that I plan to drive anywhere near water for a while after what happened to me today. I really don’t want to push my luck. >_>