Acts of Kindness
Good Morning!! I drive a 2000 Land Rover.... almost 160,000 miles on it. I received it 5 1/2 years ago when Shelby was in the car business.....it was a great deal when he bought it but the parts are ridiculously expensive. Over the last couple of years we have put thousands dollars in it to keep it going, at this point in my life, I would rather try to fix it, than have a car payment I can not afford. In September I had a lot of work done on the engine, to the point I told Shelby, next year we really need to try and get something more reliable. We have been cruising with no problems for the last few months and of course when I am at my busiest is when issues are going to start. I was crazy trying to get ready for caterings when big problems starting happening and I was to the point, park it or become stranded..... Shelby drives a little car, not good for caterings so our family started playing musical cars....I think B was the only one giddy because he is driving Taylor's car, which he loves. At 3:30 Monday morning we park my car at the mechanics shop in Idalou, leave the keys in it and head to Lubbock, my thoughts, I may have to sale my first born to pay for it.(j/k I know I would not get that much) Monday afternoon as Shelby, the boys, both girlfriends and myself are at the new building Taylor ask if we have heard from the mechanic. "Yes, but we will talk about it later..." was Shelby's response, I turn around thinking, Oh mylanta this is bad.....my heart is sinking..."Can they fix it?", yes it is going to be pretty expensive but I told them get it done, for an instant I was really irritated all of my extra money is going for the new building, I have not even thought about buying Christmas and now this.....and then I realize, ya know it is just not the end of the world....HE will provide....Happy Beautiful Wednesday yall, last night we are driving down our street and Shelby says.."Teresa is that a car in our driveway?", it was very dark.....I could not tell and the closer we get we realize it is my car, we both are shocked.The hours we keep are completely different than the mechanics in Idalou....knowing it would be hard to get back to Idalou and pick it up before they closed, they brought my car to the house without payment, we still owe him all the money. This man completely blew Shelby and I away with his act of kindness....his customer service made our life easier and his kindness and thoughtfulnes brought a smile to my heart. Yes, I still have to write him a large check today.....but his actions made my life easier. I want to make someone feel the way he made me feel.....make life a little sweeter. We all can learn from this guy.....a small act of bringing my car to me was huge, doing something small for others can make a huge difference....get started yall someone needs you to make a difference!
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I opened the Cast Iron Grill in October 2007. Lots of changes have happened in the last 5 1/2 years. The CIG started with 55 seats in an office building located at 18th and K. After five years, we were bursting at the seams with now 167 seats, and 24 wonderful co-workers working on top of eachother to make it happen. 2012 the Lord chose a different journey for the CIG. We relocated the CIG and opened our doors on January 2nd, 2013, just four blocks away from the old location! It has changed my world completely! All of these stories are the happenings of the people and the joy and celebration that make the CIG what it is.