You know how you feel. You have been well trained to perform your trade, and you expect to receive remuneration for the job you do.
"Time is money" as the saying goes, so you strive to do your best and receive pay for your efforts.
However, not everyone operates strictly under those conditions. Sandwiched between paying repairs, two individuals found time to ply their skills without pay, simply wanting to help their fellow man.
After a Sinking Valley resident lost his life to carbon monoxide poisoning, Russ Edevane of Edevane Heating and Sheet Metal and Ray Johnston of Top Hat Chimney Sweeps Inc. did just that, volunteering their time and developed talents to help others.
Because the deceased person was a member of our church, Mount Olivet Lutheran, the congregation's council offered to reimburse these two good Samaritans for their labor. Both men absolutely refused.
The news media carry so many well-publicized crimes perpetrated by some in order to bilk their neighbors of their wealth.
Therefore in today's society, it is both rare and awesome to find those who care for the welfare of others instead of trying to climb on top of people in order to get ahead financially or otherwise.
Of course, dear reader, we must not end this discourse without reminding you to use a carbon monoxide detector.
Twenty-five dollars is a small outlay to save a human life.
Suzanne K. Johnson, Tyrone