Posts Tagged ‘poor’

Scrooged

November 18, 2011

This exchange is from sometime before Christmas, though I don’t know which year. The Arthur Rachman painting above reminds me of one of the most unbelievable of Tony’s many unbelievable experiences:

PHILIP
“Is there anything you don’t especially like about Christmas?”

TONY
“Well there’s one thing, when rich people should be helping poor people more like the good Lord told us. There’s something wrong with being a Scrooge, especially when you’re talking about single mothers and their kids. You gotta help if you can, if you know what I mean.”

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Poor guy

August 15, 2008

TONY
“You won’t believe what happened to me, I think it was yesterday. Anyway, I was riding my bike on a back street near Dundas and I get flagged down by this guy. Well he looks more pale than a sheet just washed in javex. He asks me if I was around there 2 hours before, which I definitely wasn’t. I never take that route when I’m going the other way, and besides I wasn’t on my bike when he was concerned about.  So he tells me that he’s lost $3,800 in cash money. In cash money. Can you imagine that?”

PHILIP
“What exactly was he doing with $3,800 bucks in cash?”

TONY
“The poor guy just had cashed his paycheck and then he lost his envelope is what he tells me, believe it or not. You gotta feel for the guy even though, you know, I could really use the $3,800.”

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