WOW! WOW! WOW!
November 5, 2018
We hear so much "BAD" in the news lately....here is the "GOOD!!" Here is a story of 5 girls that set out on their first road trip, Iowa State to Gulf Shores, Alabama for Spring Break. After a great week, they were started back on their 17 hour trip (minus one girl who jumped in another vehicle....smart one). Their 07 Chevy Trailblazer proceeded to break down on a Saturday afternoon. We found a dealership nearby, and towed it to U-J Chevrolet in Mobile, Alabama. The girls needed to get back to school Monday so I tried nine different rental car companies to see if anyone would rent to 19 year olds.....No luck. The four girls ended up waiting in a hotel for two days until the dealership opened Monday morning. We called first thing, and were told they were booked up for the day. After explaining their story, Don in U-J Chevrolet's service department graciously fit us in. They ran a diagnostic, technician drove it and nothing appeared wrong. So weird because the car had been giving them trouble for a couple of days. We were ready to fly the girls home when the owner, BUD URQUHART, Jr. offered to PERSONALLY drive the trailblazer to make sure it would make the trip back to Ames, Iowa. He drove it 70 miles and no problems. How many dealership owners would do this?? He also made it clear he didn't want us paying to replace parts when car was now running fine. So we all decided the girls should be on their way. Bud proceeded to ask my daughter how much cash she had for the trip back. She said, "$15-$20. Bud said " that's not enough cash for your trip", and handed her $200 cash!! She tried not to accept, but he insisted. It's so easy to get cynical in this world we live in now, then along comes BUD URQUHART and U-J Chevrolet!!! We are so impressed with the honesty, compassion, time and generosity that was extended to our 4 girls. The people of the Mobile area are so lucky to have a trustworthy, caring organization like them! We will be sending a check to BUD, but the gesture alone is something all of us will never forget! PS....Bud also called this morning to make sure the girls had arrived at school safely.....they did, late this morning.