I know that several thousand of you cachers in Arkansas were looking forward to coming to Glenwood this year for our Meet and Greet/Bug Swap. Unfortunately I will not be able to host this event this year. As many of you know I work for the City of Hot Springs. I am a "Solid Waste Relocation Engineer," (aka trash man, garbage man). This job is extremely strenuous as I manuever a 40,000 pound truck (empty weight) around southern Hot Springs and try to avoid the mass of idiots that travel the roads every day. Excluded in the category as "idiots" are cachers and there family and friends .
I will have to work weekends for a while. The reason I cannot host the event is quite funny really, in a way. I will explain.
I work with a young man at the age of 24. This man has recently came into some money from the death of his grandmother in California. This man is married with 3 young kids. This man came into, are you sitting down for this, $3,000,000!! That is right, I did not stutter. This man is a Trust Fund Baby and he didn't even know it until about 6 months ago. This man gets a check every 2 weeks that is just a hair bigger than what me and my wife make in a year. This man will recieve these payments for about 3 years until he is paid off. This man decided to do something pretty stupid considering that where he works (with me) drug tests at random and your number could be called up at any time. This man went to one of his friends house and smoked some grass, I guess the fact that if was a "bug leg" does not apply here. The very next day he was told to go to Human Resources and get his testing packet and head on to the doctors office behind Lowes. He knew he was not going to pass and sure enough he did not. This man is now suspended without pay for 30 days and has to enter a drug rehab program where he has to pay for it out of his own pocket. This man works weekends and now I have to work in his absence. Oh well, I need a few hours overtime a week to pay for our vacation in June.