Topic: What Goes Around Came Around.
I forgot all about this. Back in 2010, I saw an ad on craigslist from a man looking to buy an accordion. I called him and told him I had a Scandelli and I wanted 50.00 for it. I paid 30.00 for it. Then he said that he wanted it. He told me that he was dying from cancer and played and didn`t have one and wanted to play again. I told him that my wife was a survivor (at the time). After thinking about it I told my wife I couldn`t charge him more than I paid. I called him and told him I wanted 30.00 just to get my money back on it. He was thankful for that. Then I called him back again and told him I wanted a 20 oz bottle of Cold Diet Coke in exchange for the accordion. He said he couldn`t take it for free. I said it isn`t free. I want a 20 oz bottle of Diet Coke. Don`t show up without it. He laughed and agreed. His daughter drove him to my house to get it. She said that she heard I drank Diet Coke. She gave me a 12 pack of Diet Coke. I asked him just to play it once since I could never play it. I tried but couldn`t figure it out. Even with books. He played " Under The Boardwalk". Said it was a good accordion. Shook hands and thanked me. I told him to enjoy it. I would rather see it being played instead of taking up space with all my equipment. I don`t know if he is still around or whatever happened to the accordion. What I do know is that now that I am in a similar situation, I don`t have any guilty feelings about taking advantage of a sick man. Also I have gotten so many thoughts and support from friends and family that I feel like it came back to me for one deed. I have family and friends bringing food all he time. Driving my wife to appointments because of my heavy work schedule. Supportive messages and offers to clean my house. Even here I have gotten all kinds of support. Also on facebook. Thank you for all that. Now it seems like it all came back to me big time. What went around came around Big Time. In a good way. That`s it. Just had to vent a little. I will never know if things would be different if I charged him 50.00 like I quoted him.
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