For my birthday, I was given a Blazeray flashlight by my uncle. I’ve acquired a lot of flashlights over the year, and a lot of them have come from my uncle. He says that you never know when a good flashlight will come in handy. I can see the need to be prepared for whatever may come, but I think having over 20 flashlights is a little bit over prepared. I put the flashlight in my car and didn’t think much more about it. As luck would have it, I would need that flashlight in order to get home one day.
While driving on a lonely road at night, my car stopped working. I barely know anything about fixing cars, except how to change a flat tire. I looked around under the hood, but I couldn’t tell what was wrong. I tried to call an auto repair service, but my phone wasn’t getting any reception. I was afraid that I would be stuck on that road until morning. I used my flashlight to make an SOS signal, flashing it on and off in the hopes that someone would see it and come to my location. After half an hour of flashing, a truck drove to my car.
I told the truck driver my story and he let me ride in his truck to the nearest town, where I was able to talk to an auto repair service about having my car fixed. The repair service used a tow truck to pull my car back to their garage where they could work on it. The flashlight that my uncle bought for me really came in handy. A normal flashlight probably wouldn’t have been able to shine bright enough to use as an SOS signal, and the battery probably would have burned out more quickly.