63. The Wedding Gift (2)

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Aaron asked Ray if he had looked everywhere Walt’s gift. Had he called up the wedding to see if anything had been left behind? said that he had looked everywhere and made lot of calls that were fruitless.

Ray didn’t what to do. If he sent Walt and a thank you note for a gift they ’t given, they would be insulted. If he didn’t them a thank you note for a gift HAD given, they would be insulted.

“What would do?” Ray asked. Aaron said he would call up and tell him the problem.

“You can’t wrong with simply being honest,” Aaron said.

“Oh, , you can,” Ray countered. “Sometimes it’s best to sleeping dogs lie.” But he thought about it, finally decided that honesty might be the best . He called Walt and told him the problem. said that yes, he had given an envelope. fact, the envelope contained $500 cash.

“$500?!” Ray . “That’s a lot of cash, Walt!” Walt admitted it was, but he had gotten a fat early that year and Ray’s was the only he’d been to in quite a while. Ray him very much, and apologized sincerely for someone Walt’s generous gift. Walt told him that it “only money.”

When Ray told Aaron about Walt’s , Aaron laughed. “The only thief at the wedding Walt! I quit playing cards with him last because I caught him cheating. And it was a $10 pot! I’m sure I told you that.”

“Yes, you did tell me,” Ray said. , of course, he had to send Walt a you note anyway.