Yes, it happens. It happens when you don’t want it to happen. It has its way of just popping up at the most inopportune times.
Is there something in the air?
I won’t get in to everything that is going on, but most of it has to do with flakey people. My parents taught me to be responsible. The earliest lesson I learned in this regard was when I was about 12.
I was playing in the orchard at the end of the street. I found a slot car chassis, and brought it home. There it sat for several days. Nothing was done to it.
Toad, a boy who lived a few doors down came asking about it. I told him I found it, and I gave it to him. You’d think that would have been the end of it, and that I would have been thanked for returning it to its rightful owner.
Nope. It happens that didn’t work, or so he said. As a result, I ended up buying him a new slot car.
Ever since that day I am careful to take responsibility. I’m also careful that I don’t put myself in a situation like I did with the slot car.
You’d think having an unpaid judgement hanging over your head would be a high priority to resolve. I have one former tenant in that situation, and several others who SHOULD be in that situation.
My comment to Elizabethe was that someday they’ll go to buy a car or a home and the judgement stop them from getting credit. She replied that they probably will never get to that point in life.
Sad, but true.
The temple is a needed break tonight. If I weren’t going to the temple tonight I’d probably withdraw myself from the world.