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63. The Wedding Gift (2)
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.
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.
do?” Ray asked. Aaron said he would call
up and tell him the problem.
wrong with simply being honest,” Aaron said.
, 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.
. “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
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
“Yes, you did tell me,” Ray said.
, of course, he had to send Walt a
you note anyway.