Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday, Monday


What a day.

I got to work today and discovered that the decision about the future of my workplace will not be made on the 24th as we were told, but that it had already been made and there would be a big meeting in the auditorium to discuss it tomorrow at 2:30. That is beyond ominous.

Just after that, I got an e-mail from an old friend who asked me to repay the $200. he loaned me in 1998, and an additional $300. WTF? Are you kidding me? 1. He did not LOAN me any money. 2. He GAVE me $80., in fact, he INSISTED that I take it, because I was heading out on a cross-country trip by myself and he wanted me to have a few extra dollars. 3. When I offered to repay it (in 1998), he wouldn't take it.

My first thought was to tell him to keep on dreaming. But instead I wrote back and told him I would be happy to repay him in installments, but I am kind of broke right now (I didn't mention that I am broke because I just bought diamond earrings). I did tell him that I wish he had mentioned this earlier because I had no idea he thought I owed him money. (I didn't argue the amount - I will pay him $200. because I can't prove it wasn't.)

I wonder if he is drinking. He is one of those guys who got sober and got real successful in business and didn't need to hang around meetings anymore. I have a feeling he is no longer real successful in business if he is trying to get $500. from me.

Oh, the people in AA. It is always something. Most of the time wonderful somethings, but sometimes just crazy ass shit like this.

So tomorrow I will know more about my fate. Lucky for me, I have been homeless and broke before and I know I lived through it and I know I will be OK no matter what happens in my life now.

If God is with me, who can be against me?

14 comments:

Tall Karen said...

I will pray it's not too ominous tomorrow. I love your attitude and acceptance. I would have needed lots of guidance on how to handle the loan thing...

dAAve said...

There sure are all types in and around AA. It will work out the way it should. But you know that.

Hope the job thing is settled to your satisfaction.

Mary Christine said...

TK, my sponsor suggested I tell him to get lost, well, actually she used other words. That involved the letter "F".

But when I told her I thought I ought to do otherwise, she agreed.

Scott W said...

That's just bizarre. The money thing that is.

I hope you sleep well tonight.

Ed G. said...

Sorry about the loan B.S. Some of the people I love the most in AA - people who I truly owe my life to - have done similar stuff to me over the years and I've grown in each and every situation. I won't offer any of the advice that is in my head right now - probably the best contribution I can offer you...

As to the job thing ... well, yeah, I've had to grow through that as well. I hope and pray you have the strength you need to get through whatever circumstance comes your way with your principles intact. I believe you will...

Blessings and aloha...

Carol said...

Good luck with it all.

garden-variety drunk said...

I hope all goes well tomorrow at your workplace and sorry about the demands for money. it reminds me that some are sicker than others...

Lou said...

"It is always something" So very true...

Susan M DeAngelis said...

Great Post!

I'm thinking good thoughts for you. Yes, us AAers can be nuts. I used to date a guy from the program for 4 years until I realized he was crazier than me!

So tell me about the earrings :) yay!!!

Patty said...

It seems like no coincidence that this guy crawls out of the woodwork right at this moment. No matter what your job or financial future holds Mary, as long as you stay sober, you will never have to do what he is doing, sounds like he needs more than just financial help.

Syd said...

It sounds like a day that had the potential to be a serenity ruiner. I'm glad that you knew what to do to work through it. All will work out. It always does.

AnyEdge said...

I gotta say MC, you're being more mature than I would be. I would have agreed with your sponsor's first instinct. Big Time.

But I am humbled by the decision you made.

Gin said...

It is always something isn't it. At least you will be homeless and broke with BEAUTIFUL earrings. :-)

diane d said...

Amen!!