Can you think of a point in your life where there was something you could do that was extremely against your moral character, would offer you a great advantage, and you could totally get away with it?
I, for one, can.
This was back in my cable-guy days.
I was dispatched to the literal definition of "The weird old cat lady's house".
Not only did the house have over fifteen felines, but it was also extremely cluttered with obvious hoarder junk. There was books, and shelves, and Christmas items in July. The floor had things stacked over three feet high in almost every spot. To top it off, the junk looked like the house had been ransacked.
To give a backstory, I was completely broke and having a hard time feeding my family. (You may remember my welfare rant about another customer in the Tinderbox) I knew that night I would be going home to stale Spaghetti noodles and severely freezer burnt chicken tenders.
So, I was searching through the house for some of her outlets. As I was doing this, she continued to talk about several things that did not make any sense. One of them was her cat convention that she was going to in a few hours. I am not making this up, she literally was going to dress her cats in rain gear and have a fashion show. She also continued to repeat herself.
So at this point, the lady's head is not on straight, her house is absolutely junked, and she seems very forgetful and unorganized, I am also very badly hurting for money.
As she leaves the room, I hear her go to her bedroom and throw some things around, proclaimed she had lost a few things.
I was headed out the door back to my work truck, when I noticed about fifteen to twenty $100 dollar bills sitting very loosely on a table.
It was one of the most painful and difficult decisions I have ever had to make, but I did not take a dime. Regardless of the fact that she could have never proved it, would have tore her house apart to look for it, and it would have very severely helped me out.
Whats your story?
Next time, I will tell the tale of how I almost gave a mercy kill while working as a cable guy.