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Topic: Labels (01/05/04)

TITLE: Mistaken Identity
By Michael Dellosso
01/11/04

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“Hey, Dave, how’s it going?”

“Not bad. Well, actually it is going bad.” Dave Morgan said as he finished spreading the mulch on his new flowerbed.

Scott Simpson noticed the drop in the tone of Dave’s voice. “What’s the matter?”

“Work, that’s what’s the matter, and Frank Wright. You know I’ve been working there four years longer than Frank and he got the promotion I was more qualified for.”

“Why? What’s wrong with you that you didn’t get it?”

Dave knitted his brow and narrowed his eyes. “He’s the boss’ new pet. That guy just started making nice to the supervisor so he could position himself for the promotion. And let me tell you, Scott, you don’t know this Frank guy. He doesn’t need the promotion. His wife has a really good job, too, and he has a huge house and drives a Mercedes. I’m barely making ends meet; I could have really used that inflated paycheck.”

“Do you really think he intentionally tried to steal the promotion from you?” Scott asked.

“Heck yeah. The guy is money-hungry, one of these keep-up-with-the-Joneses types. All he cares about is climbing the ladder and making more and more money.”

Scott dug into his mailbag and pulled out a handful of envelopes. “Well, here’s your mail. I’ve gotta get going; hope it works our for you.”

“Yeah, me, too. Thanks for listening, Scott.”

Dave sorted through the mail and froze when he came across a long, business envelope with a surprising return address: Frank Wright. “What the . . .”

Tearing open the envelope Dave slipped out a small piece of notepaper on which was written: Dave, Here is my year-end bonus, thought you deserved it more than me. Frank.

Inside was a check for $5,000.


Member Comments
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Corinne Smelker 01/12/04
I loved this entry - it was a subtle take on "Labels" and you kept the "whammy" for last. Well done!
In Him
Cori
Ginnylynn Rodriguez01/12/04
I enjoyed your story. I've been in too many situations where I ended up "eating my own words." Well done!
Anthony David01/12/04
A lovely story which rings true for me! Let us not be hasty in labelling others, our brothers!
Glenda Lagerstedt01/13/04
Whoa! What a surprise ending. This is a real thought provoker among those of us who are quick to judge. Good job.
Kathy Pollock01/15/04
What a great ending to a well-written entry. Ouch--I've been there too.
Violet Nesdoly01/15/04
Nice compact story that packs a powerful lesson. Well done, Michael!
Donna Haug01/18/04
Awesome! Loved slamming into cheque! Great job.
L.M. Lee01/18/04
a modern day Joseph. great story.