When we have a bad tip night, most of my musician friends and I have learnt how to shrug it off, saying, “Jesus already provided for everything, that’s why there’s no need for extra.”
So it worried me this week when there was a crisp fifty dollar note in my jar.
“What extra bills are going to need to be paid,” I wondered.
Of course, the very next day, OnStar emailed me about the rear driver’s side tire being close to deflated, at a dangerously low pressure reading of 10.
Since I had just taken the car in for an oil change and general servicing, I assumed that the tire would have to be replaced.
The dealership would have to order the new tire, and I would be driving on a spare wheel for a couple of days, which I did not want to do.
So I called in a reservation for a rental car with full insurance for the weekend.
The total of everything so far, although safe within the limits of my emergency fund, was well above what I willingly wanted to spend.
I dropped my car off at the dealership and caught an Uber home.
And immediately received a call.
“You don’t need a new tire. We can plug the puncture from the inside of your existing tire and it will be just as good.”
The cost of the repair was 25 dollars plus tax.
The Uber rides from and back to the dealership were 11 dollars each way.
The tip covered everything.
But the real tip is remembering that everything has already been provided.