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Good Reason

When we were young our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles always give us the same line if we were in trouble.  They would say, “You are being punished for a good reason.” Maybe that was true, but possibly not.  No matter what it was there was always an explanation that we didn’t like. For example, we may have been late for dinner because we forgot about the time while playing outside.  Then a parental person might say, “No TV for you tonight for a good reason.” If you asked why you had a long lecture which was just not worth it. When a person is let go from a job and made redundant, the firing person always claims it was for a good reason.  Sometimes that is true but frequently it is because the company is doing poorly and they are removing anyone they do not like regardless of their skills or qualifications, anyone who may argue, or from an ethnicity they dislike.  None of those are the right things to do but sadly it occurs more frequently than we wish to admit.  On Facebook, from time to time, there are videos about a boss or manager testing potential candidates for an open position.  They usually use a person they know who can play the part of a homeless person. Generally, they leave money, a wallet, jewelry or something of value near the person and the boss hides so he or she can observe.  On a recent video there was a woman sitting on the ground and the boss was hiding behind a small dumpster. Each person that was on their way to the interview was asked by the homeless woman for a coin. The first candidate that came along, as this was in front of the business, was a woman who saw the money and took it. She then made disparaging remarks to the homeless woman. The next woman also took the money and then poured water on the homeless woman’s head. She was extremely unpleasant.  The third woman saw a gold necklace and said she was sorry she did not have any coins. She handed the gold necklace back to the woman and gave her a sandwich she was carrying. Of course, she was the winner, The boss went into the business and the fake homeless woman who also worked there went home to clean up. The first two woman were rude and arrogant.  They were livid when the boss chose the third woman which he obviously did for a very good reason, don’t you agree? 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. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “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. Please check me out on IHeart radio. “The Special Gift” is now available at the Morgan Mill Mail/UPS.


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