We are going camping! Today we are headed out on our first camping trip of the year. We drive to Pescadero. A very small town with some real California treasure in it. We pull into the Pescadero Store. I have no cash and so I ask Theresa to give me some in case they won’t take my card. She gives me a 20 dollar bill. I have been told about this deli and I would like to get some goodies….including their famous artichoke bread and a deli sandwich. I walk in…place and order for a pesto chicken sandwich. As my sandwich is being made Theresa and a sleepy Darwin come in…I guess he woke up. I order a sandwich for her, and we grab some other things. They have a picnic table out in the back yard so we decide to picnic here before heading to our campsite. I reach into my wallet and grab 3 singles and place them in the tip jar. We go eat. After lunch I get in my wallet and am shocked. There is no 20 dollar bill! Just a single. WTF?! I search frantically through all of my pockets. No dice. I….I……I think I gave it to the sandwich folks as a tip. OMG. After talking with Theresa, I go straight to the ATM and get 20 bucks for her (paying her back)…and decide that the 20 tip is a rare gift and I am going to let it ride. After all how weird would it be to go back and ask for it back….and really I am quite embarrassed. So there is my first accidental gift. Money to burn. Sigh.
Basically this painting is a representation of my error. Sometimes I just don’t pay attention well enough as to what the heck I am doing. I know….I am not 15 anymore. And it has been a really long time since I lost any money. But darn it. I am glad that it went to a tip jar instead of just somewhere along the roadside. That makes me feel a little bit better. I hope they enjoyed it. Take care.