Day five: Morning comes to the desert. The rain has stopped.
Joe's Auto Repair. This is Joe speaking. What can I do for you?
This is Rehecca Casey. Listen, I left you a message last night about my car . . .
It's sitting right here.
Great! Do you know what the problem is?
Not yet. It'll take a couple hours.
A couple of hours! I have a long trip ahead of me.
I just got it in. Call me hack in a couple of hours.
I'll call back in two hours, is that OK?
Who is it?
Oh, come in!
Hey, you're still here! I went to bring you a pillow last night. I thought you'd left.
Oh really? Oh, man, I'm sorry. A trucker came up and pulled next to me . . . and he was making too much noise, so I went on the other side of the motel.
I'm glad you didn't leave.
Um . . . may I ask you a favor?
Can I use your shower?
Oh, yeah, sure!
My back's really stiff and I think a hot shower would . . .
Yeah, go right ahead. Um . . . All the other towels are wet. This is the only one that's dry. Sorry.
So, what's happening with your car?
Oh, it's at Joe's Auto Repair.
Really. Does he know what's wrong with it?
No, not yet. I have to call back in two hours.
Oh. You know, you should be careful. Sometimes those mechanics don't know what they're doing.
Yeah, but I'm at his mercy.Listen uh . . . I don't want to bother you anymore. So I'm just going to take a taxi over to the garage . . .Thank you for everything yesterday...
Hey, I was . . . I was glad to help. You, you don't have to take a taxi . . . I'll drive you over there. Just wait till I'm done showering . . .
Oh, it s really not necessary. Thank you, again. Bye.
Excuse me. Excuse me . . . hello.
I'm sorry. How are you today, ma'am?
Fine, thank you. I need to get a taxi as soon as possible.
I need to go over to Joe's Auto Repair.
The nearest taxi is in Indio, at least an hour away.
Oh, come on.
Well, how can I get over to the garage?
Why don't you thumb a ride with one of our truckers?
Well sure. I'll . . . ask around. See who's going . . .
No, I don't think so. I, I don't think that it's safe . . . but thanks, anyway.
Well, suit yourself . . . um . . .What about your friend, the guy who slept in the car?
Um. . .
Still here, huh? Where's your taxi?
Uh . . . This, this is embarrassing . . . But I tried to get a taxi over to the garage and there aren't any. And I hate to ask, but . . . could you drop me off there?
I don't know, Rebecca . . .
Sure. I'd be happy to take you.