Today has been a funny day. When I got in to work at 10am this morning, I saw that, for some strange reason, I was scheduled to take a 2-hour lunch break instead of the normal one hour. There was really no reason for it, but both of my bosses are out today, so I figured I’d just go along with the schedule, even though that would mean I’d miss out on the $14 I’d normally get for the extra hour. Although I was initially perturbed, I began to see the bright side of things and decided that, during my mega lunch, I would walk home and play a little Rock Band.
As I walked home under the blue suburban skies, I suddenly noticed a dollar on the sidewalk. I went to grab it, and then noticed another dollar. Then I saw two others, fluttering in the wind. As my eyes continued to dart around, I came upon a wad of fives. I proceeded to excitedly scamper around and collect all of the bills. I felt like Charlie Bucket when he grabbed the golden ticket out of the gutter. The grand total came to $19—more than what I would have made if I had worked that extra hour.
Elated, I walked the rest of the way to the house, basking in the glory of being $19 richer. Then, when I got to the front door, I realized that I had left my keys in my jacket, which was sitting in the library. Blast! My plans of relaxing and playing video games for the next hour and 40 minutes were ruined. So, I sat in the backyard and moped for a couple of minutes, and then decided to walk back to the library. On my way back, I stopped into all of the antique stores that I always pass but never go into. Most were full of junk. Then I went into a really high-end store, O Soleil. It’s kind of a miscellaneous shoppe, with home decor stuff, kids toys, and clothes. All of the tags and product packaging was in French, so you know it’s expensive. When I saw a cute little shirt for $120, I knew I was in the wrong place. My $19 wasn’t going to get me anywhere. But, it will get me over a month of Netflix, or fruits and vegetables from the farmer’s market, or more bread-baking supplies, or some gas for my car.
So anyway, it’s been a nice little afternoon. Check back on Monday—there is a slight chance I may be able to bake a new loaf of bread this weekend!