The Forgotten Bike, is a story title that’s speaks for it’s self…have you ever forgot sometime?
Of course we have, …come and see the true and wonderful working Power of God while riding the bus.
Today, will be the anniversary of the return of The Forgotten Bike that was left on the Bike rack of the Detroit Department of Transportation
Last week Friday 09.05.14. between 12:oo pm – 2:30 pm
I’m De Derrick Hair Stylist/Barber/Blogger at Mel’s Salon 6080 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mi. 48202.
The time is 11:20 am, I get a call from Bruce, wanting to come in at 2:00 pm for a hair cut…sure Bruce I’ll be expecting you.
I’ve been servicing Bruce for 10 years and he’s always been promote and on time for his scheduled hair cut… and today was no exception.
I could see him approaching the salon as he got off the bus.
I was setting at the reception area just as Bruce entered the salon…we walked up stairs, together to my station and Bruce set in the styling chair and I draped him.
Well, 5 minutes into the hair cut I was telling Bruce about my new bike…just than Bruce jumped up as if he had sat on a bushel of cactus’s.
…my Bike!!, my Bike!! Bruce shouted!
I removed the styling cape from around is neck and off went Bruce running down Woodward towards the Blvd. in hope’s to meet the bus that he got off of on the return trip.
Bruce later on informed me that while running in the street and dodging traffic on a busy street such as Woodward… the police stopped him…they detained him long enough to slow down the hunt the Forgotten Bike.
The officers were during their duty, I could only image Bruce was a sight to be seen… soak sweated from the run and looking kind of out-of-place with his unfinished hair cut.
I don’t blame you Bruce, I own a Bike, and at the time it’s my only means of transportation and I would have reacted the same way in recovering my Bike Lord only know what I would go through.
Now, here is the good part where God steps in and do His part working it out in Bruce favor.
Bruce say, that after the officers let him go to continue his how pursue on finding his bike .
The next person Bruce meets on his quest for his The Forgotten Bike was a well dress man and Bruce stated that it was something about this was right, so he stated to explain his dilemma of his Forgotten Bike…well this well dress man turned out to be connected with , The Detroit Department of Transportation, DOT.
Bruce explain his story and situation, by now the DOT official ask Bruce how do he know if found that the Bike would you be able to prove it’s yours ..Bruce informed him that the key that Bruce had will fit the lock on the Bike.
The DOT Official contacted the route supervisor on the Woodward run and they tracked down the Bike and told Bruce that they would drop it off at Mel’s Salon while Bruce finishes getting his hair cut.
Bruce returned to the salon sweaty, tired but full of Hope and told me that the DOT Official will call when there in front of the salon.
Bruce was very adamant on the return of his Bike.
I draped Bruce, and once again began his service…10 minute into the hair cut and the phone rings…it was DOT calling informing Bruce that he could come out and get his Bike…I looked out of the window and there it was DOT Official white truck, the bus and The Forgotten Bike on the Bike rack.
Job well done!… Detroit Department of Transportation in the speedy recovery of The Forgotten Bike.
Blogger’s last word: I started not to write this Blog but I did just the same.
I figured, that since my client Bruce was involved with The Department of Transportation speedy recovery of The Forgotten Bike it was time to say something good about The DOT…good work!!
The Forgotten Bike should be a lesson to us all…when riding The DOT don’t forget your Bike before leaving the bus.
De Derrick’s Past Blogs Readings