What happens when you put your mind to something? Depends on what your mind is capable of thinking. Today was my day. I owned the town tonight. Systematically everything I cared about had been destroyed, sometimes behind my back and sometimes right in front of me.
My car had been vandalized Monday- smashed my mirrors and scraped the paint. Tuesday, I had nearly been hit in the parking lot. Wednesday someone worked over my dog. My girlfriend had broke it off Thursday citing the fact that she didn t like the way I dressed and I used words such as muddin and deers . I don t remember ever using such vocabulary, but what she said became law I didn t question it. Friday while walking to the vet to get my dog some medication, I got jumped. Some punk stole my dogs tranquilizers. So I bought another bottle and caught a cab.
On my way home, I stopped at the insurance office to collect the cash to repair my car with. They told me it was a total loss. I guess a little damage does a lot to something with very little residual value- such as an 89 Ford Festiva. The check was for $435. Not even a month s rent. So I did the only thing left. I tapped into the large slush fund I had accumulated from turning in local criminals. My last had been convicted of computer crime, fraud, and misuse of information. Knowledge is always a better investment than stocks.
What can I do for you, sir? He asked.
Any specific kind? He flipped through an inventory packet.
Okay, sir. He whistled quietly and stood up. Lets check the lot, I think we have something you ll be interested in. He paused near the exit to pick a set of keys from a wall with at least 30 sets on it. Right this way he directed with confidence.
Then again, it s only after you lose everything that you are free to do anything.