Friday, July 29, 2011


Three am. As he watched the well dressed man leave the store and head back to the limousine, Paco took a sip of his coffee, getting ready for what was coming next.
Three minutes later The Man came in and walked up to the counter. Paco met his glowering stare with the ease that came from having worked graveyard at the minimart for three years.
“Carton of Camels, please.”
“Excuse me, sir, but like I told your man, I need to see some money.”
“Listen. You know who I am.”
“Yes, sir. A carton of Camels costs $42.86. Cash only.”
The Man smiled, looked at the nametag and said, “Paco-I’m just a little light tonight. How about you let me use my credit card, and I’ll throw in an autograph?”
Paco pointed to the wall behind him where The Man’s name was prominently displayed on the “Do Not Accept Checks From These Deadbeats” list.
“Already got one, sir. You may be the President of the United States, but at three o'clock in the morning in this store, cash is king.”

1 comment:

Doug said...

a few years ago I wrote a screed about the fat cats in Washington getting fatter and cattier on our dime.
I have a new idea now-just blue skying, but I think that things would work a LOT better in our federal government if the Congress and the President lost money.
No pay until things are straightened out. Zero. Nil.
Cut them off. If they had to pay their own way, if the cost of their staff came out of their own pockets instead of ours...I imagine that, 'amazingly', they would discover that they can get by with three staffers instead of 300.
To really hit them where they live, take away their vacation AND retirement benefits until they prove that they can actually do the job.

This will never happen, of course, in this world now. Try to get your head around this concept, though:
When Christ returns and sets up His Kingdom, it will be 100% honest governance. There will be no more politics, as He will rule, period.
No more war. No more tears. The entire Creation will be at peace with the King of Peace.

On a side note, this is one of the major differences between Christianity and false religions like Islam-Muslims believe that they must conquer the earth in the name of Allah. Christians are waiting for the return of the King.