This morning on my way into work, I was happy to see that my coffee store was back open. Yea!!! They were however having trouble with the new computers so it was taking a while to check out. The manager announced; “Anyone who has just coffee, can have it for free” Several people left with their free coffee. Usually that would have included me but I needed gas today so I waited patiently. Several other people stormed off angry because they didn’t want to wait.
Several miles up the road, I stopped at a traffic light. In the intersection ahead there lay two large suitcases. They must have just fallen off of someone’s car. I put on my flashers, ran and got them and placed them on the side of the road in hopes that the owner would discover them missing and return. As I ran back to my car, a lady pulled into the other lane to go around my car, cursing at me as she passed. (by her hand signal she may have been telling me I was #1) I didn’t let it bother me because I not only saved the luggage but may have prevented an accident. As I was driving away I saw some construction workers taking the luggage and tossing it into their truck. Oh well I tried.
Last night was another hectic one. My grey hair generator, AKA youngest son hurt his foot and we had to go get it x-rayed. We opted to have it done at my wife’s chiropractor’s office instead of taking him into town to the emergency room. It meant paying for it ourselves but it was well worth it vice having to call our primary care doctor, getting a referral, going to the emergency room, waiting for hours, picking up all those germs, etc etc. Yes he has a slight fracture but it is so small that he just needs to stay off of it. I am sure he would have been put in a full leg cast at the emergency room.
After all that, I managed to get a good nights sleep. I think it was more like passing out from exhaustion than sleeping. But whatever you call it, I needed it. I had a vision too and may have come up with the idea of a lifetime. This idea is big. No, bigger than Big. No, more like huge.
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How does this sound: Greg’s back yard Monastery. Now before you say “no way”, hear me out. First off, I think there are lots of tax advantages to the idea. I bet I could cash in my 401k and donate it to my Monastery and not have to pay a dime. I may even be able to get some extra tax breaks in the process
I still need to work out all the details and do some research but I think it has merit. So what would Greg the Monk do you ask? The answer is simple. Grow Goji berries. I read about them last night in the doctor’s office. I believe there is a huge market for them now and Tibetan Monks have been growing they for centuries.
Another positive aspect of this idea is clothing. I would save tons of money by only having to wear a robe. I think I would look pretty good as a monk. This is how I might look:
So what do you think? Pretty good idea isn’t it. Just think about it, peace and tranquility, free Goji berries, no taxes. I may even raise some llamas. Pretty soon you will all want to join me but you better hurry. I am sure there will be a waiting list. I have limited space. Oh and I haven’t cleared this with my wife yet but I am "sure" she will approve.
Have a great day,
Greg (soon to be Greg the Monk) Well Maybe