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Taking Advantage

There are people in life who are continually taking advantage of others. They even believe it is their right.  In “Leave it to Beaver” Wally took a summer job working in a soda fountain.  Those types of shops no longer exist. Once Wally started his job, Beaver and two of his friends came in for an ice cream treat. When it came time to pay, they all thought their sodas were on the house. When Wally demanded payment, Beaver was the only one with his twenty-five cents. Wally was angry with the boys but the owner nodded at him and he knew to let them go. He told them to never come in the shop again without money. Simply because he was the Beaver’s brother taking advantage was assumed. In “The Brady Bunch,” the owner asked Marsha if she knew anyone who could work in his ice cream shop because he needed extra help. She recommended her brother, Peter. He, had the same assumption.  He slacked off, watched a sports game, and in general was lazy while taking advantage of his sister.  She, of course, fired him.  When they were both at home he complained bitterly about his sister until his mother asked a few very poignant questions.The sad part about many people is that taking advantage of others seems normal to them. It occurs in the adult workplace our family and friends. Sometimes we need to reevaluate our various relationships. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Coming soon audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now!  “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

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