THE EDITOR: On March 1 I drove from my home with an almost flat tyre. Thinking that a bit of air was needed, I headed to a service station. The problem was worse than I thought.
I met a guardian angel who lent me a tyre as my spare was stuck in the trunk. He changed my tyre and sent me off to the nearest tyre shop.
There was a line and I had to wait my turn. When I finally got my tyre fixed, I was ever so grateful to the tyre shop and all those involved. Better yet, the cost of repair was minimal, compared to a wrecker.
I am appealing to the authorities to keep the tyre shops in the essential category, ahead of fried chicken and doubles.