Last night I was at a police station trying to keep a son of a friend of mine out of jail. The boy had been driving his dad’s car when he was hit by a school bus. He got out of his car, went over to the bus, pulled the driver out and thrashed him. The cops took him to jail. All because he couldn’t control his temper. A man read, in the wanted ads, of a sports car for sale. It had only 3,000 miles. “Like new,” the ad boasted. “Mint condition. $75.00.” He laughed to himself, and he said, “There goes the newspaper, making another mistake.”
But he decided to call the number anyway and he asked the woman who answered about the car.“Is it really brand new?” “Yes,” she replied. “Three thousand miles?” “Yes.” “The price?” “Seventy-five dollars,” she answered. “Lady, what’s wrong with it?” he asked. “Nothing is wrong with it. You’re the first to call. I supposed nobody believed the ad.”
He decided to look at it. She let him take a test drive. The car looked exquisite and ran perfectly. He just couldn’t believe his luck! “The car is yours for $75.00,” the woman said emphatically, “on one condition. I want the money now and I want you to drive it away so I never have to see it again.” He paid her and took the keys. “Please tell me, lady,” he persisted. “You could have sold this car for thirty thousand dollars. What’s going on?”
She told him her story: “I bought this car for my husband on our fortieth wedding anniversary. Two weeks ago he went fishing with his friends leaving me here alone, last week I got a call from him. He said, ‘Need money, sell car, and send some cash.’ I did.” She was so angry that to avenge her husband’s fishing trip she sold his car. I’m sure she would have regretted later. “Anger is the noise of the soul, the unseen irritant of the heart, the relentless invader of silence!” “Still yourself!
I finally got my friend’s son out after he had apologized to the bus driver, who got away even though he had been in the wrong when driving..!