I knocked on some neighbor's doors, but they were all gone to work already, so I called the roadside assistance folks. They sent a freaking Paladin. I kid you not, Paladin Roadside Assistance showed up, namely a smart fellow named Tom who does what the tow companies do, but better and cheaper. He doesn't tow anyone, just does tires and batteries. He arrived BEFORE the confirmation call from the dispatcher came through. I'd link his site, if he had one.
I loved getting the dispatcher call telling me he'd be there in 15 minutes when the Paladin was already there, cables hooked up. Awesome.
shellyinseattle got us a new battery not long after that. But really, how often can you rave about a tow company like this?
Great name, too.