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Exchange of favors with a curious stranger - One person's lack of compassion does not equal another's comfort.
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Exchange of favors with a curious stranger
About six months ago I accidentally impressed a man while shopping in Costco*(story behind cut). If I recall correctly he was also taken, as many people are, with the PDA/GPS I carry and this led to his request for more info. I took his email address and promised to send him more info later. I don't recall if he ever responded, but he did today asking if I was still around and asked if he might keep in touch with me for further such tips on electronic purchases and such. Today I responded that the best way to keep in touch with me was to join LiveJournal and sent him an entry to a recent public entry.

I also indicated I'd recently been rear ended in an auto collision and that I'm less mobile than I was a month ago, and recalling that he may have been a chiropractor I informed him that although I'm happy with my current chiropractor I'd be interested in a second opinion or approach. He wrote back a series of exercises I should perform three times a day to relieve the neck pain. I've only done them the once and I'm already feeling more flexible and happier.

*Here is the story describing how/why I impressed him so:
I was browsing the computer and electronics dept of Costco when I met a man shopping for a washing machine. Somehow it became apparent to me that he was in a hurry and mayb not thinking his actions through completely. I learned that he had correctly diagnosed that one of the fill valves on his old washing machine had stopped working and thinking that one might be clogged with sediment he tried to clear it. I'm not sure why he did not simply call an appliance service place if he felt that replacing the entire machine was within his budget. Instead I focussed on informing him where to buy a replacement fill valve cost effectively and even gave him the phone number of tribbles appliance parts out of my PDA. For some reason this really impressed him. I say for some reason because I think I do much more impressive things than this.
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vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: June 28th, 2005 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Tribbles appliance prats, eh? Do these folks also come out and fix stuff like dishwashers?
metalfatigue0 From: metalfatigue0 Date: June 28th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am generally anti-chiropractic. There might be some good chiropractors out there, but I have yet to hear of anyone who's achieved lasting relief by visiting one.

Unfortunately, the orthopedic therapist I saw when I screwed up my back (who fixed it, permanently, in two visits) would be a bit of a drive for you. You might ask tlewis47 whether she's found someone local.

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