So, on one hand, she was at ease that there was no ticket awaiting her, however, being unemployed, buying (again) a new brake light was the last thing she needed. Chy-Niece was not exaggerating with her reaction. The days were no easy days and paying for day-to-day expenses was one thing, but she wasn’t prepared for these unexpected expense.
Apparently, she had a bad history with Firestone, the auto store that was supposed to fix the brake light at the time. She shared on her post how the auto store was being unfair with the charges and asked her to pay more than what was fair.
Every speculation possible went through her head. She was late for her job interview, she was pulled over by a police officer for no reason, and on top of that, he didn't bother to check her documents. The police officer then added, “I just want you to know that your brake lights are out".
What?? Chy-Niece thought to herself. All that because of a brake light that might not be working properly? Apparently, the officer had no intention of making any trouble or giving her a ticket, however, Chy-Niece's reaction was anything but calm or peaceful.
All the police officer intended on doing was to ensure Chy-Niece knew she had an issue with her lights, but what he didn't know, was that for Chy-Niece, broken lights had a lot more to them than just being broken. The officer was trying to look out for her safety and for the safety of other drivers on the road, but he ended up turning Chy-Niece's day upside down.
Chy-Niece was upset, however, more than anything else, she was resentful about the fact that it was only the previous month she got the brake lights changed and fixed. She shared her frustration in her post, however, there was more to come, and this wasn't the final call. Chy-Niece's day was about to get worse.
A Good Samaritan
Police officers sometimes tend to have a bad reputation for being rough and insensitive to situations, but this police officer was the exact opposite. Not only was he sensitive to the whole scenario, but he was also about to give Chy-Niece advice she was least expecting. Life can be surprising sometimes, and this was a great example of just how.
Her brake light wasn't working, the auto store was being unfair to her, and now she found herself late for a job interview, but with a Superman of the day by her side. She remembered what once she had heard. Even if you don't understand why, everything in life happens for a reason.
The Reason Why
Yep, everything happens for a reason. We all know that saying, and most times we don't fully understand what the reason is. Chy-Niece didn't understand either, but she was about to find out. The police officer, Officer Jenkins, took the whole situation seriously. Although it wasn't him personally that was mistreated by the auto store, he found their behavior appalling and disappointing.
Within minutes, the police officer transformed from being Officer Jenkins in Blue to superhero Jenkins as a mechanic in disguise. He asked Chy-Nieceto to open the trunk so he could have a look for himself. Jenkins was happy he could help out. He didn't want unemployed Chy-Niece to pay for something she had already paid for. He even said to her; “I care more about your safety than giving you a ticket.”