Who doesn't love a good letter?


As a general rule Susan doesn't believe in coincidences, often she has found that the coincidental things have been related. This being established, Susan had an interesting coincidental thing happen the week after the husband died.

She bought a new clock radio and set the buzzer alarm to wake her up. On that particular morning she was already sitting up in bed when the buzzer went off. She hit the button to turn it off. Immediately the clock radio came on playing the final five words of a song she liked;
'I and LOVE and YOU'

Bam! it ended.

Susan did not set the radio alarm, only the buzzer. She sat in bed stunned, wondering if the perfect placement of a significant song lyric was a random coincidence or if she just got a message. She said out loud to the empty room Thank you.

Every morning for the next week Susan waited to see if the radio would come on after the buzzer alarm and it didn't. Eventually she reset the alarm and the experiment ended.


The other day Susan was on her way into the shower when the phone rang. It was a lawyer that Susan's been speaking to about a car which was repossessed a few years back.

She & the husband had tried unsuccessfully to argue the court that the lease was swindle-y, but it didn't matter. Susan had signed the swindle-y lease and now was on the hook for more than $13,000. The husband had previously offered to settle for a sum under $6,000.
That offer was rejected in writing.

The lawyer was very pleasant but when he suggested that Susan might want to increase the monthly payment to a more onerous amount she sprang into action.

How much will you take to settle it right now? 

He came back with $11,000

That doesn't help me, Sean. She knew his name so she used it. How about we split it in half?

He couldn't accept half.

She reminded him that she had a recently deceased husband and sez Eight thousand. I'll give you eight thousand dollars right now to be done with this.

He agreed to $8150 and she authorized payment over the phone in her underwear then took her shower and got on with the rest of her day.