Spills the Goods, but luckily no one knew!
As any great newspaper
must do in order to insure that we are handling our news stories
and content the best we can, we make a sincere and diligent
effort to keep an eye on the other newspapers. Not having
the time to go into Chapel Hill to pick up a free newspaper,
and not having money to purchase a daily subscription, we
have to make do with the Wednesday and Sunday Editions that
are bagged and waiting for us to wake up on Wednesday and
Sunday Mornings(and sometimes on Tuesday and Saturday nights).
And so while reading
an article in the Sunday, March 4, 2007 Chapel Hill News we
came across a story that we just had to commend The Chapel
Hill News for writing. It showed an incredible depth of empathy
and support for community members who sometimes find themselves
in compromised positions that they don't want known to the
world. The Carrboro News, as does The Chapel Hill News recognizes
A bicycle or "bike", similar to what The Recyclery
repairs and distributes.
The article we're
talking about was written about the Recyclery, a Carroboro
nonprofit that repairs bicycles and distributes them to the
needy(I know, it's hard to believe that Carrboro has needy,
but .....it does!). This story dealt particularly with a load
of unclaimed bicycles that the Chapel Hill Police had donated
to the Recyclery. The story explained a little mishap that
occurred when the bikes were being delivered.
was able to carry six bicycles to each pickup's 12. He did
take one turn too fast and spill his goods, but no one except
for the caravan of pickups and cops was looking. He gathered
the load back into the trailer and set off again, not the
worse for wear".
We agree with The
Chapel Hill News that wiping out on a bike with a trailer
load of bicycles can be humiliating, to say the least. Having
people see you wipe out is extremely embarrassing and thank
goodness no one saw Richmond take that fateful spill. The
last thing in the world Richmond would want is for people
to know that he had wiped out delivering those bicycles. We're
sure that Richmond is happy that no one except those assisting
in the transfer of the bikes saw the spill. In fact, it's
a minor miracle that with all the traffic in Carrboro/Chapel
Hill that no one knew about it except for a handful of people
assisting in the transfer.
And so Richmond,
as humiliating as it may be if all of Chapel Hill/Carrboro
knew that you took that spill and were sprawled out with your
bicycles on the side of the road, you can rest assured that
the little secret is safe with us. The Carrboro News as does
The Chapel Hill news recognize how humiliating it would be
for you to have been seen and we too are happy that no one
was there to see you take the spill!