I stopped at Sams Club on Highway 64 (stage road) in Bartlett TN tonight on my way home. I gasses up the Jeep Cherokee and got back in to drive off but, to my dismay, she would not start. In fact, the battery was so dead nothing woul work, not even my hazard flashers. Odd, because I had just started her up not 5 minutes before after leaving another store on my way home. I suspect that the battery shorted between a couple of cells when I tried to start it up.
Anyway, after figuring out what the problem was, I put the Jeep in neutral and jumped out to push it out of the pumping area so I wouldn't be in anyones way. It is on a slight incline and I was making ip but it was going to be hard. Then, I felt a thump and the pushing got much easier. I looked back and 2 guys were helping me push! I did not know where they had come from but, they just said it looked like I needed help.
We got her to the parking lot of Sams and I pulled the emergency brake. I then went to thank them. When I thanked them and shook their hands they pointed at my NRA bumper sticker and said "we have to stick together." Then, they went back to their car and gased up and checked on me again before they left the lot.
Bad battery but a good feeling about us "gun types" taking care of each other even when we aren't expecting it.