Thursday, December 01, 2005


Usually around this time of year my office has a charity fund raiser to "adopt a family" in need. This year, a particular patient was having a very difficult time with the loss of her job, late on her rent, etc. and she subtly asked me if I could somehow help.

[Note: If you look closely at my picture, you'll see the word "SUCKER" on my face.]

At first I was going to hire her temporarily and part-time to file or soemthing just to give her a little help. She simply needed to make her truck payment and get caught up with her rent. When I found out how much she needed to make ends meet, the Christmas Spirit jumped in me and I decided to help.

The next day, I called her up and gave her a check. I told her that I was "adopting her" as my Christmas family to help and didn't expect anything in return. "Take this and have a great Christmas!"

Ahh, the joys of helping.

Yesterday she called my office. Half anticipating a "thank you" I took the call. She asked me if I could loan her $300 more!

I think I said something like, "Uhh.. No!" and then I realized I should have wasted my money on rounds at the bar instead...


Blogger Chris Johnson said...

Hey if you are handing out checks, make one out to Chris Johnson. Don't worry about filling in the $ amount I can do that! Thanks Brother! ;D

9:48 AM  
Blogger Dave Morris said...

What's that about an inch and a mile?


1:25 PM  

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