Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



Hidden Forty

I have a carpenter painting and doing some work on a door and equipment at our business. This morning as he was moving some cabinets he found some small towels wrapped up between the unit and the wall. When he unfolded the towels there was forty dollars in the towels. This happened right before I arrived. My wife was already there and told him he could keep the money.

The interesting part of the story is the particular renter that left this money behind was the evil one who was trying to steal and destroy our business just recently. Normally I return any lost money or goods to the rightful owner, but in this situation I never had control of the money in order to do so.

I asked the carpenter if he would like to wrestle me for the money, but he said no, that I would probably win!

So, anyway, I felt strange as I drove by other business where the evil person now works on my way to get fuel and breakfast, with a feeling of incompleteness knowing that I couldn't return the forty dollars to its rightful owner, no matter how despicable she might be.

Several weeks ago as Miss Despicable was trying to pay me for two weeks rent instead of one, and doing it a day earlier than normal, she accidentally gave me a fifty dollar bill in the mix instead of a twenty. When I pointed this out, that she was trying to pay me $30 too much, the other renters in the other room overheard our conversation and jokingly and veRy loudly chastised me, saying in siLLy grouchy overlapping unison, "WHY did you tell her?!?!? We could have had a party with that money!!!" - and they teased me again the next day when I collected their rent on the normal collection day.

I feel strangely sad today for a variety reasons, mainly grief at the recent loss of my friend and mentor Eddie. That has its own mix of problems with greedy people interfering who are clueless to the reality of business and the probate process. I am not sure I ever reaLLy have too many enemies, at least from my point of view, for veRy long at aLL.


Pearl said...

Eddie was a big loss for you. It's only natural that you miss him.

As for your honesty, it's an admirable trait. Don't change that.


esbboston said...

Pearl: I appreciate you, hope you enjoyed my fish comment this morning.

Rob Z Tobor said...

Sounds like a strange day but I agree with Pearl it is good to be honest and do the right thing. It means what ever happens you will always know you are Mr ESB one of the good guys....

esbboston said...

Rob: Thanks, with a name like "rob", some people may get the wrong idea about you! Let's hope not ... I see you published a blog post while I was away, so I am off to read you ....

Marianne said...

I'm sorry about Eddie.

Doing the right thing annoys me sometimes. But I know karma will get me if I don't. Karma ALWAYS gets me.

esbboston said...

Marianne: I talked to my mother this evening to let her know that somethings are improving with the recent trouble. Defeating enemies with kindness and helpfulness; the usual nessiness.

Badger said...

I cannot imagine you having any enemies

fmcgmccllc said...

This too shall pass. It takes time.

esbboston said...

Badger: I am amazed at the level of miscommunication and what makes people stop being friends, thanks.

Fmcgmccllc: Today was better .... a little.

Aysh said...

Aww I'm sorry to hear about your loss.
And I think it's so sweet that you are honest and decent and want to return money to it's rightful owners!

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