Freedom and Stuff
Yesterday my boyfriend did a big tree job in Uvalde. He owns a tree service and has a great reputation for taking down and trimming hazardous trees that threaten homes and improvements. He was given a check in payment for his services in excess of a thousand dollars. When he took the check to the bank on which the check was issued, they asked him for three ID’s. He had only his driver’s license. They asked for a credit card and a passport, none of which he owns. Then they called the lady who issued the check. She said yes, the check was valid. Still they refused to cash the check with only his driver’s license as an ID. They then asked if he would like to open an account. By then he was a bit upset to say the least. He retrieved his check and left the bank before they called security. What is wrong with this picture? He was discriminated against because he had no bank account, a passport or a credit card. I find this quite shocking. On a lighter vein, I love plaques that convey wisdom. Some of those I have encountered lately read, “Dear Santa, I can explain.” Another is “Life has no remote, get up and change it.” One in my sister-in-law’s kitchen reads, “The last time I cooked, hardly anyone got sick.” And my favorite is “If anyone says you live in a fantasy world, don’t fall off your unicorn.” “Believe in magic” and “Aha, I see the screwup fairy was here” are among my favorites too. Celebrate the season and be kind to others.