I'm catching up by posting two letters. S and T are for Stop Thief! One of our responsibilities in our camp hosting gig at Sunset Bay State Park is to sell firewood. On the weekends when there are more campers here, we load the electric cart with wood and drive around the campground like an ice cream truck and sell wood. During the week, we have a cart with wood parked at the entrance to our site. We make a surprising amount of money for the park selling wood. People are honest. Most campers knock on the trailer door if we're not outside, but some have just taken wood and left the money stuffed in the cart or our front door. One time we found a twenty dollar bill under the windshield wiper of our car.
Last week we had beautiful weather and the park was full. We sold a lot of wood from the cart in our driveway. Once the sun went down it turned cold and business picked up. One guy stopped by and confessed that he had bought wood in town. He tried numerous times to get a fire started, but it just smoked and never caught fire. The wood was too wet. He asked if the spouse would trade his bundles for two of the park's dry bundles. The spouse gave the guy some dry wood and he was so grateful he said he would be a hero to his family when he got a fire going. The spouse stacked the bundles of wet wood next to the cart and said he'd put it in the woodshed to dry out in the morning. We covered the wood in the cart with a tarp and closed up shop for the night.
In the morning, the spouse took the tarp off the cart and all the wood was gone. In its place was a twenty dollar bill for the four bundles of wood. The spouse looked next to the cart and saw that the wet wood bundles were also gone. That customer did not leave ten dollars to pay for the wood. That's karma. If you steal wood you get wood that won't burn. Serves him right!