“Will, this is for you,” my mom shouted as she cooked another fantastic meal. I was busy in my bedroom painting a 1/35 scale plastic model of a German PzKpfw V Panther tank. I was cool like that.
The phone was the size of a brick and was attached to the wall. Ours was very neat as it had buttons rather than a dial. The year was 198 and life was great.
I was in grade 10 and worked after school as a janitor at a local pharmacy. I was making $ 56.26 every two weeks and had no expenses other than gasoline. My mate Mike was on the phone. Mike had a problem.
Mike needed money for the girls. A lot of people don’t realize it, but there are three main types of currencies in the world. Regular money pays for things like rent and groceries. Gun money is what it sounds like, go to guns and ammunition. Girls’ money is used to initiate and maintain relationships with the fairer sex. These three types of currencies are similar and can potentially be interchanged, but they are fundamentally quite disparate. It’s amazing that this kind of thing is not taught in the great schools of economics.
Mike’s daughter’s fund was depleted, but he had a pending date with a cheerleader. Mike desperately didn’t want to look lame in the drive-thru at local Wendy’s. He also knew I had a job.
Mike had a broken old .22 rifle that he could do without. He described it over the phone and explained that he needed $ 25 to spend the weekend. Can I help a brother?