Windfall Woman

Life and times of an older Brittany Murphy look-a-like still working as a sales executive after experiencing a life changing windfall a year or so ago

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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Windfall moments this week.......


I haven't written any windfall moments lately, so I thought I'd share a few. You have to promise not to tell though - 'cause good deeds don't count if you tell!

* I tipped the bagger at the grocery store $10. He's mentally handicapped - bless his heart - and he works like there is no tommorrow.

* I have a toll card for our highway but went through the toll booth anyway and paid for more people to go through free.

* I bought some brand new Abercrombie and "hip" clothes and stuck them in the bottom of some older stuff and took to Goodwill.

Just a few little things......it was fun. I am a bit on the dangerous side. I don't like just mailing checks. I'd rather be a bit close to the recipient. Don't worry; I'm careful.

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Blogger Monica said...

My daughter loves it when we go through Oklahoma and she tells the toll booth person we're paying for the car behind us. She's been taking care of me since I left the hospital last night. :) She's my windfall person this week> :)

11:45 AM  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

You know I love this stuff.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Sophmom said...

Well done, WFW.

I'm just checking in to say hello. I hope you've had a great weekend. I sure have, loving a couple of days off and cooler weather!

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WFW: as you know, I'm not much of a tipper since I feel people get paid fairly for what they do or they would take the job and wouldn't stay if they did not feel it was fair. I don't know what kind of disability this grocery clerk had but I imagine he is very happy to have a job because of all the discrimination against folks who have disabilities. I'm sure he was really happy with your tip but $10?? I'll bet he would have been just as happy with $1. I guess when you have a windfall a person can afford to spread it around. Look at the Gates'- they already had a ton of money in their Charitable Trust and then ole what'sname from Nebraska goes and gives them several $billion more. Heck look at the U.S. - we are spending $300 billion on Iraq and all the thanks we get for it is killing and wounding our wonderful service men and women. Come to think of it - your 10 bucks to that person was a monumental gesture compared to the $300 bullion we are pouring down the rat hole in Iraq. Obviously u are a very nice person. We need more of u so don't plan on going to Iraq. Got to go read the funny papers - had to skip them this morning 'cause of all the undone chores. Old Baldy

3:40 PM  
Blogger steelcowboy said...

The seed sown upon the land shall come back ten fold to the sower...

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Sophmom said...

I love Old Baldy.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Snake said...

I love those windfall moments. I always thought that if I struck it rich, I would leave a tip for the tollboth operators. Maybe someday...

2:29 PM  
Blogger Ms. Vickie said...

I often wonder how long I would be able to hold onto a windfall if I was to receive one with the heart I have. I'm not certain I would have the ability to use the restrain you do. I guess that just might be the reason I have never been blessed with one.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Hale McKay said...

Very commendable, WW. You're the best.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WFW: thank u Sophmom - I do need some love right now. It all started when the call of nature caught me right in the middle of the henhouse. I hurried back to the house but in my haste to get to the bathroom, I did not take off my yard boots. That is something I never do - but had to in this instance. Wellsir I tracked in something that came from the wrong place of a hen. Got some of the stuff on the carpet and the missus couldn't wait for me to exit the bathroom. She started hollering, "do you know what you did? do you know what you did?" She was madder than a wet hen (and being in the chicken business I don't use that term lightly). She said, "all right, you just clean it up!" and with that she grabbed her sweater, stomped out the door and yelled back over her shoulder, "I'm going to - - - - - 's (our daughter's place who lives in town)and that mess better be cleaned up when I get back." I've been cleaning on it since she left and there is still an odor - I guess I'm going to have to get a carpet cleaner out here. Just took a break from all of this to check in with u. U sure don't need to know my troubles but thought I'd share this day in the life of Old Baldy with u. Old Baldy

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WFW: sorry to bother you again but I was wondering if any of your readers might know what I should use to clean the carpet. Old Baldy

3:56 PM  
Blogger Raggedy said...

That was wonderful!
Thanks!
Hugs

10:13 AM  

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