A brief moment of rapture.

..I was going to title this entry "Serendipity IV" but it pays to read the small print…

Yesterday, with $3 remaining in my pocket I went to the ATM to take out
$20 and was declined for insufficient funds.  Undaunted I went to see
the Specialist at Suva Private, waited 2 hours from 4.50 until 6.55 to
be seen, (my appt was at 5) and sneaked out afterwards without paying the minimal $5 fee. 
Useless anyway. As I suspected before I went.  I can diagnose as well as
they can.  I just don’t use the big medical words.  Haematoma.  I knew that. 


Luckily today
is payday, so I can eat soon, but then when I looked over the E payslip, it seemed a little serendipity came into my life. 


I
had joined the Talanoa club (SOPAC social club) and paid my dues by salary
deduction in Feb.  I don’t know why because I never go.  It is just a
piss up on Fridays, and I ride a bike.  They never organise any trips,
which I thought they would.  So why did I join? 


Anyway, reading today’s payslip I thought I had found that I was still being charged the Talanoa sub each fortnight.  So, I had a reserve
of cash stashed away!


I had just this week been recommended a
very cheap and pleasant resort Island on the East coast, away from most
of the touristy areas, and I need  about $250 for a weekend of diving
and relaxation.  


So sez I to myself, I have about 4 weeks leave that I should take
soon.  Now I can.


Kalloo Kallay…


BUT

Email exchange follows:
 

Dear Alan Freshwater
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| Attached find your payslip for pay no. 19 dated 02/07/2010
#########################

Good morning
K  !
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I noticed a deduction on my payslip for the Talanoa club of $75
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i have just checked through my old payslips and found you have been
deducting
$75 every pay since pay no. 9 dated 26/03/2010
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Oops!
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Considering that I never seem to get down to the club I think that
membership
is a bit excessive!
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Anyway, I need a holiday so you may just have inadvertently helped me out
with
some compulsory savings!  May
I have the excess back please?
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Have a happy day.. (you just made mine!)
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Cheers
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|
Alan

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This is the
summary on deductions that has
happened in 2010.

#########################

Ah, bugger bugger
bugger.

So sorry K   – my humble apologies!

from
rags to riches and back again!

Still I had a happy moment
contemplating a holiday!

Cheers

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About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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