Monday, August 5, 2013

Only In Hawaii...

Here's the blog post I was going to write when I wrote Tropical Storms and Domestic Disputes.  Tropical Storm Flossie was no big deal at all by the way.  Anyway... onto the story.  

Jess and I were walking home from Safeway on a dark path, I was using my small keychain flashlight...

We saw/heard a guy coming behind us on a bike so we moved over to the side, he said he was just walking and he would walk with us.  I was a little sketched out, I always try to be pretty aware when we're on that path at night.  We were walking slow because Jess has hurt her knee recently, I expected him to pass us, but he never passed us.  

We turned a corner and a car was approaching and stopped in front of us.  We stepped again to the side of the path, but the driver said to keep coming because she didn't want to hit anyone.  The biker backed off.  I told the driver of the car that there was a biker behind us.  

As we got to a clearer part of the path back onto road, and were making a turn into the YWAM base, the biker pulled up next to me and then stopped.  I heard his brakes squeak.  "Eh ba.." he said (pidgn for 'hey brah')  I didn't know what to expect, I didn't think it was going to be good.  It was dark, I was sure he was going to ask me for money.

Then he said "you no gotta use small kine"  (you don't have to use the small one)  and handed me his flashlight.  I didn't really know what to do, "thanks" i said, in bewildered tone... and he rode off.  

Only in Hawaii do you think you might be in for a sketchy situation, only to find out the guy stopped you, to give YOU something for your well being.  

Engage:  Have you ever been in a situation that you thought was going to go down badly, but actually went really well?  Share your story with us know in the comments.


  1. That was nice of him! =) I probably would have felt nervous too at first though =) I like that pillow I see!

  2. Once on an overnight train in Europe my friend and I were in one of the half-sleeper-type cars and there were two men speaking Spanish and clearly talking about us, which was a little unsettling since neither my friend nor I spoke Spanish. But then the two guys got up and spent the night sitting in the seats so we could have the little car of the train to ourselves. It was really sweet of them and a great surprise.

  3. it was nice indeed :) yeah, that is a very nice pillow, someone very nice gave it to us :) We miss you Joanna :)

  4. awesome, that was nice of them! thanks for sharing. (are you back?)

  5. I love that. I'm often too quick to pass a negative judgement. In one place I lived, we hadn't really met our neighbors (except in passing) even after several months of living there. After Christmas we dragged our tree down the steps and unfortunately left needles stuck in the carpet the whole way down. With no extension cord, we were trying to sweep them out with brooms when our neighbors came home, and I was sure they were frowning on us for making a mess. But then the dad magically reappeared with a shop vac, which made our job so much easier! They turned out to be incredibly friendly. :)

  6. haha, thats a good story! It's always nice to be surprised.


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