Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Sorta Like a Backroads Midas

Hick scores more free stuff than any person I've ever known. NOW, it seems to be rubbing off on Old Buddy, his paid helper. I got a text from Hick on Tuesday, about a change of plans.

"I'm running Old Buddy out to Nick and Bev's house. They're giving him a couch and chairs. So I'll probably be home around 3:30."

Well. This was a bit disconcerting, because Hick is under doctor's orders to not lift anything over 10 pounds. I'm pretty sure a couch and chairs weigh more than that.

"You shouldn't be lifting."

"I'm not."

Of course I had to wait until Hick got home for more details, since in the middle-er of nowhere, nobody can read your text. They were already on the way.

"How did you load the couch and chairs if you didn't lift anything?"

"Nick came home from work early. So him and Old Buddy did it."

I didn't ask how it got unloaded. Old Buddy usually has several people living at his house, so maybe they did it.

There are perks to working with Hick. Like free stuff.


  1. I know people who get free stuff too, sometimes I feel a bit jealous, but I have everything I need so that passes.

    1. Today Hick mentioned that Bev also gave Old Buddy a bunch of clothes, some with the tags still on them, for his woman.

      I'm happy for people to get free things, rather than them going to waste. I also don't begrudge people their lottery or casino wins. I'm happy for them. I don't really need anything except new knees, but nobody is giving them away!