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A Good Deed Never Goes Unpunished

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So it all started with this tweet:

money-tweetActually, it started about ten minutes prior to that tweet.

The family and I had been out running erands and when we pulled into our parking space, our next door neighbor’s fiance’s daughter was leaving the next door neighbor’s place.  She’s young, not very friendly and rather trashy so we didn’t exchange any pleasantries or helpful cleaning tips or anything.

After the kids and things were carted inside, I went back out to lock up the truck [trashy daughter was gone by then] and noticed a WAD of hundred dollar bills on the neighbor’s front porch.  I mean a WAD of money.  My first reaction was to pocket the cash since that much money would help us out like you don’t even know.  BUT, I told Tucker about the cash and he and I agreed that the best thing to do would be to stick the money in the space around the door casing.  That way, there was no chance that the cash would blow away in the brisk wind.

Fast forward things by about thirty minutes.

I was getting Cara some dinner and mixing Ollie up some homemade apple sauce and oatmeal.  There came a knock at the door and Tucker headed Sophie off at the pass as he opened the door a crack.  The trashy daughter was on our door step and was asking about her money.  Tucker informed her about what he had done with the cash and the trashy daughter went next door and started giving our neighbor a thorough talking to.

About five minutes later she knocked on our door again.

“Are you sure you don’t know where the money is?  I really need it and it was a lot of money.  We’ve looked all over for it…”

We got the distinct impression that the chick thought that WE had taken the cash and that WE should give her some money.

What we think happened was our neighbor came home and found the cash and stuck it in his pocket.  Now, we don’t blame him one minute since the fiance and daughter have been staying there rent free for months BUT we didn’t take the cash so please don’t bring us into your drama.

Last I saw, the daughter and neighbor were wandering aimlessly around the parking lot looking for the money.

After how pushy she was I have to say that I’m surprised that we haven’t had the police show up on our doorstep.  Then again, it’s probably drug money so maybe she doesn’t want the cops involved.

No good deed goes unpunished, right?

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