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Review of Cafe Wac by lynne on Tue, 21 Oct 2008:

Hi,I had an amazing experience of human kindness and generosity today from two wonderful ladies working at a WAC Cafe on Blenheim road. My car had broken down while driving along Blenheim road on my way to met a friend for lunch. Consequently, I had to make a hasty retreat to the side of the road and then found I had enough steering left to get me to the front of WAC's Cafe.

I went inside to apologise for my car parked right outside. Instead what I expected would happen didn't. These two lovely lady staff sympathised with my situation and proceeded to ask me if I would like a coffee while I text my husband and wait for him to come and rescue me.

Fortunitely he worked over the back fence from the cafe and appeared 10 minutes later. After looking under the bonnet he decided he needed a steering belt, but had biked to work and hadn't any way of driving to a garage to buy one and be back before his 15 min break was up. Knowing this one of the staff members offered him her car to drive down to get one. Amazing! My husband gingerly accepted and returned shortly after (empty handed, because they didn't have one), but grateful for the use of the car.

I was concerned about the increasing lateness for my lunch date and no reply to the texts explaining my circumstances to my friend. So then this lovely lady presented me with a phone to call her. I felt retiscent to be the recipient of further generosity, but she insisted and proceeded to dial the number herself before handing me the phone.

I just want to say how a potentially stressful situation was turned around for me today by the thoughtfulness, kindness and overwhelming generosity of the two lady staff members of Blenheim road's WAC Cafe. I will not forget this and will be back with friend's because of today. I wouldn't normally think to stop there, but I will be back, plus I will tell my tale to many people. Word of mouth is the best advertisment of all I think.

THANKYOU to those two amazing people. You are the type of people who restore others confidence in the goodness of the human spirit.

Kindest regards and God bless you both,


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