Another typical week is coming to an end very slowly. Last evening I met a friend for dinner after work. She works at a local pie shop and I got there as she was locking the door at the end of the day. Just as she was finishing her inventory of the baked goods there was a knock on the door. Standing there was a middle-aged man smiling hopefully and showing us a $100 dollar bill, asking to be let inside. My friend and I looked at one another and she reluctantly opened the door and let him in. He apologized and said that he knew the shop was closed for the day, but he was desperate and he really, really needed to buy two pies and would give my friend $100 for both and she could keep the change and consider it a tip. I was glad my friend asked why he needed them so badly, because if she hadn't, I would have. But he explained that he'd had an argument with his wife, and he knew that he was wrong, and to help with his apology, he needed two pies. Of course she sold them to him, kept the change and my friend bought our dinner.
I don't know about you, but I can't help but wonder what this argument could have possibly been about that caused a man to pay $100 for two pies? ....One that knew he was wrong I guess!