I am a trustworthy person. I can keep a secret. I believe you should pay for what you get and get what you pay for. I used to work for the Home Office of Bank One and the powers that be thought I was so honest and reliable that I routinely walked around outside the bank with a bag filled with $40,000.00 in cash. I never once thought of stealing it. I worked in credit card fraud. I know enough about identity theft to do some damage and never get caught. But I would never do that. It's just not how I am wired. I don't believe in easy money.
So lately, as I have been looking at my move ahead, knowing I am moving to a city that has 15% unemployment and a hiring freeze on all teacher positions, I keep thinking of other ways to make money. Ways that would still allow me to pick E up from school. What would you do for money? What would I do for money?
See, a while back a movie rented our church for a location shoot. This movie just happened to star a popular young male celebrity. Not as popular as Zac Efron, but I would say he was a high B-list star. Anywho, I was the church representative for the closed shoot. The crew and actors were supposed to stay upstairs, only this star felt a little claustrophobic at being kept with the extras/fans, so his handlers snuck him downstairs into our nursery. I didn't know he was there and walked in on him in a state of, shall we say, undress. Shall we say extreme undress? He had a pair of boxers on and nothing else. I was shocked. I really hadn't expected to see anyone in the nursery. He CLEARLY hadn't expected to see me. We both stared for a few seconds without saying a word and I turned on my heels and slunk out of there as fast as I could. But all I could think was, "Damn, I wish I had a camera!"
And I felt horrible for having that thought! That poor kid is stalked by fans and paparazzi and is trying to get a moments peace and here I am wishing I had a camera so I could take a picture that I assume would have been a money shot. I was so ashamed. I have had the opportunity to meet a few famous people in my time and never once have I wanted to exploit the situation. But just because I was poor at the time, I was willing to be weak.
So anyway, here I sit, wondering again what I will do for money. I know I will do a lot of things, but at least I think I know, I won't do that.
Although now that I think of it, I'm not quite sure why the guy was only in his boxer shorts. Hmm?