Have you ever been punched directly in your face?
I am not talking about a smack, or a soft punch – I am talking about a full fledged full fist punch between the nose and below your eye.
That’s what it feels like when you are being accused of being something you have spent your whole life avoiding. The traps have been laid out and the temptation has been floating around.
It would be much easier if I would get with the program and just join in on the looting. Throw a chair in the window, walk on through and clean out the place. No one will know it was you and all you will get for it is whatever you can fit in your pockets or your brinks truck that you backed with the back door open.
I have worked for companies who’s only way to survive was to cheat their own clients. The only way they chose to flourish is to cheat their clients and their own people out profits.
People who called you friend would pickpocket you as you lay on the bed recuperating.
People who rationalized the childish rationalization, “Everybody does it.”
I did not push as hard as I should for the business knowing that they would be cheating my client. I told my clients to verify each transaction and moved ahead warily and hoped for some salvation to free me from the job.
There have been other situations in my life when a slip here and there and Con Edison’s bill would be paid in full. A slip here and there and we could all go on a vacation somewhere…
I have my self-respect and I have the golden rule ingrained into me.
Do not do unto others what you would not want done unto yourself.
So I paid the bills slowly, asked for help and took a night here and there.
I am now in a good place with God on my side and integrity at the helm.
So don’t you ever accuse me of trying to fraud anyone, any company or anything ever again.