As one goes through life, one will come across opportunities to do things for people!
If I do something that might be considered a “Good Deed” it is not! I never do anything for anyone, but myself! If you see or hear of me doing something for someone, know this! I am not doing it for them. I am doing it for myself because it makes ME feel good!
I have done countless things that make me feel good! The interesting part of this is that, without exception, the party or parties, of the second part always find a way to injure me, in some way, for it.
Recently, I met a man who I took an instant liking to. This is because he reminded me of my Uncle John, who I love. As I got to know this man he informed me that he was depressed because he had not worked at his trade in fifteen years. I asked him what his trade was and he told me that he was a Jeweler and that when he was in his home country of Bulgaria he made what he referred to as “Scary Money.” But, since he came to America he couldn’t seem to get things together because he had no connections. Up until he met me he was being supported by his Father in-law.
My heart went out to him! I thought and thought. Then, I came up with a solution!
I knew a party that has a business in Encino, CA. This party had a front area (Used as a reception area) that was not being utilized to its fullest. It had room to spare! I asked my “New Friend” if his father in-law might lend him the money to establish his own business within this glass front area on a heavily trafficked boulevard! He came to me and informed me that his father in-law agreed to front him the money and gave him a budget of $1200.00 a month.
I picked up this “New Friend” and took him to this location and introduced him to the owner. The, I took the owner aside and negotiated a rental agreement of $700.00 a month. When I informed my “New Friend” of this he was beside himself with joy.
He is now in business for himself and is already flourishing!
Yesterday, I was informed by the owner, that his new tenant was bad mouthing me and saying that I was not to be trusted and that I was an evil person! This has now put my “New Friend” in jeopardy of losing everything that I had arranged for him!
I will not intervene! To me, my “New Friend” is dead! and may he not rest In Peace!
I smiled and will chalk it up as a lesson well learned. However, I am inclined to never assist anyone again, even though I get great joy in doing so. I do not enjoy being made a fool of!
I am Kip Addotta and I am no longer a “Mark!”
Thank you, Oscar Wilde!