Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Boring


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Fredrico Armlength was bored. He was really bored.
When he set his sights on becoming one of the richest men in the world he hadn't realized how boring it would be. He would tell you it is boring being horribly rich.
He, of course had his own jet. What rich man doesn't have his own jet.
Thus he could fly anywhere he wanted to fly. But he had already done that . In fact he had visited some of those places more than once.
He owned the biggest , most modern building in all of Claptrapet, North Carolina.
In fact he owned the only modern building in Claptrapet but even it was boring. It had been designed by Pavo Hinski the great Finnish architect . It was supposed to be his greatest work. But it was boring.
He had paid for an archeological dig in the great Southwest that found and now preserved an ancient Indian temple.
People from all over the world flocked to see it. But now , to him, it was just boring.
He missed the old days. Back when he ws struggling to get ahead. He had worked many a company picnic , making just the right friends to lift him toward his goal
Those were exciting days. He wasn't bored then.
But now he either had everything or he could buy it. If he wanted some special vase or any other artifact he could send someone to get it. '
He could even pay to have it stolen if he wanted to. But it was boring. There was no challenge.
And he was alone, really alone. He had stepped on or over his friends on the way to the top. His wife and children had left him. She didn't even want alimony. She kept saying she wanted him back, the way he used to be.
He would sit down to eat alone again tonight.
He could , of course , pay people to come an eat with him. He could just invite the greedy ones.But they weren't there for him. They were there for the money.
He was alone and he was bored.
That's when he decided he didn't have to go on like that. He called in his top legal staff and had them create the Armlength Foundation. It would give money to the hungry of the world. He then transferred all his money to the Foundation and arranged for all of his profits from his business enterprises to go to the foundation. Then he disappeared.
He got himself a job in some small town somewhere. He started out now with new goals. He did not aim to be rich but instead he aimed to get his wife back and to earn new friends.
It would not be easy but it sure wouldn't be boring.

Of course the dragons were busy today you can see them HERE.

7 comments:

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

My Mum always used to talk about A Change being as good as a Rest. I am sure Fredrico is on the right path.

Thom said...

Just goes to show you that money doesn't bring happiness. I certainly hope the Fredrico gets his life back and his family. Well done my friend :)

Akelamalu said...

Ah yes money can't buy happiness! I do hope Fredrico gets his wife and children back. :)

quilly said...

Fredrico Armlength has made a wise decision. I hope he's left room in his life for God to find him.

Mama Zen said...

I love this one, Dr. John!

Susan at Stony River said...

That's my kind of story!

Nishant said...

I certainly hope the Fredrico gets his life back and his family. Well done my friend :

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