The younger workers at the back of the towing company shop tried to jump start me and pushed with hopes to "pop the clutch" to revive me. Once again, I complained and said "NO", I stayed silent.
The towing company shop closed, left Me (the motorcycle) and Mom in the back of the shop in an area that was very dangerous for a woman alone with her motorcycle. Mom and her infinite wisdom decided to push me, as heavy as I am with all those useless heavy tools she carries around. This time she actually made a good decision. She pushed me alone onto a public street where there was more visibility and in sight of the cameras posted on the side of the buildings. Cars passed, hours passed, the sun set, finally her brother and daughter showed up with Mom's truck and trailer to rescue us.
I (motorcycle) felt a sight of relief as I was strapped to my trailer heading to the hospital. Mom's grief continues, as by then she had missed the event that she was sponsored by MOTORESS to participate during the scooter rally that evening. I taught her many lessons during our misfortune and perhaps you will not make the same mistakes as she did. The expensive replacement rectifier arrived and we are on the road again. I am my Mom's devoted partner (her motorcycle). I will carry her (with less tools this time) towards her one of many dream destinations, Alaska. She promises to be more vigilant of my needs this time. She and I (the motorcycle) will forever be gracious to the people that provided help to us on that day including Vicki and Meridee who provided moral support via the phone while Mom took care of me waiting to be rescued. This is Madeleine now talking to the wonderful Samaritan's that tried so hard to help me, you will always be in my heart - THANK YOU.