I notice things.
So when I saw this guy across from Raley's for
the second time, I had questions.
He has had the misfortune of running out of gas
twice in the same place.
I sympathize because once I ran out of gas.
I knew the gauge was reading low, but it was
winter and I was hoping that Joe would drive
the car next and fill the tank for me.
The guy above always has the good fortune of
being in a parking lot with a gas can
and a sign when he runs out of gas.
When I ran out of gas, I was at an
intersection and had neither.
After talking to him a while, he let it slip...
He wasn't actually out of gas.
He lives in Corning and made the trip here
because of Red Bluff generosity.
Last time, enough money was collected to buy
an alternator for his car.
This time, he needed a water pump.
This was a nice guy and I wanted to give him
something, but didn't have any cash on me.
Darn those kids for raiding my purse!
However, just coming from the store, I had some
mini candy bars which I gave him.
Oddly enough, they were 100 Grand bars.
Now if that had been real money, not candy,
he would have had a lot of money and this story
would have had a happier ending.
It would have also been much more interesting.
(If any tax preparers read this,
I'd like to know if there's any way that
this could be deductible.)