Saturday, May 29, 2010

THE "CHARMED LIFE" STORY TO END ALL STORIES

I know I have posted several stories about my husband's "charmed life".  You may have believed me, but maybe some of you have just thought he was lucky a few times.  This story will make you a believer.

Some of you may know that we have been considering retirement.  Friday my husband told me that his boss had sent him an email and said he was going to call him that afternoon.  His boss had told him that he was going to try to talk him out of retiring, so I wondered if this was that phone call.  My husband is on a 2 month sabatical from work, and his boss lives in another state, so I wondered what was going on.  I had to go shopping that afternoon and got back about 4pm.  My husband came up to me and said, "Well.....do you...???" I said, "Do you want me to read your mind, because I can and I know you're talking about whether I want to know what your boss said, and yes, I do."  Then I said, "Wait, let me guess.  He wants you to continue to work here in town." (We think the job offer will be in another state.)  He said no.  I said, (and I was saying this as a joke), "He wants you to go ahead and retire and they're going to continue to pay you."  He said, "You're close."  I thought, "WHAT!?!"  I said, "Then I give up."  He said, "He was required to call me in person because our company just got a new policy for high-end managers.  He has to call every high-end manager in person to make sure they know this.  They just passed a new policy for high-end managers that when they retire they get a full year's extra salary."  I said, "Oh my gosh!!!  See, I told you you have a charmed life!!!!!" 

Now, we haven't decided yet if we are going to retire.  His boss is still going to come talk to him in July.  If he does, we'll listen to what he has to say.  If he never gives him an offer, or if we don't like the offer, then we'll go ahead and retire, and this new announcement will sure sweeten the pot! :0)

Now, are you a believer? :0)

8 comments:

Delirious said...

Wow! That's awesome!

Dee Ice Hole said...

I have always been a believer---but he has earned everything he gets form whoever he gets it from.

Inklings said...

I want a charmed life! How does he do that??? :0)

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Bullet for Babs said...

You know, I meant to tell you this the other day when you told me, but you guys always wonder how you ended up where you are. I think a lot of it has to do with your tithing. I remember that you told me when we lived in Dallas that our ward was very poor and that you guys were sometimes asked to pay double and triple tithing and that you did it. I remember how blown away by that I was, because we didn't have very much money when I was growing up and to think that you guys made that sacrifice astounded me. I think this is just the Lord's way of showing that your sacrifice was not forgotten.

Nene said...

Babs, I appreciate your comment, but it was Fast Offerings we paid double or triple. At the time we started, our ward was in the red to the Stake for welfare for our ward, so our bishop asked everyone to increase their fast offerings if they could. We heard a story at conference where someone had paid double fast offerings most of their lives, so we decided to do the same thing. It may have even been more like triple when we started, but with inflation it shrunk to more like double. Anyway, thanks for your praise! :0)

Native Minnow said...

That's fantastic!

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