Tuesday, December 14, 2010
A Sisyphus Christmas
Usually I try to buy gifts for the families which are intended to bring them closer or to make things easier.
This year, I'm buying nothing. (Well... maybe for the few kids.)
After watching Haiti and seeing how the onus of debt can ruin a whole country - this year I'm forgiving all debt.
My tenants don't really owe me any money - but they think that they do.
Missed rent was written off long ago,.
Gifts of formula (I know, I know... but the kids were not being breast fed to begin with.), diapers, utility payments, cars or money were just that - gifts.
But I think these people think that they owe me something.
This year all my soon to be former tenants (I'm tired of the rental home business) are getting is a card telling them that they owe me nothing.
That helping them was my obligation and pleasure.
Maybe I'll even enclose a small amount of money - IDK.
But this year it's a Jubilee year - no one owes me anything.
(I wonder if they know how much such a gift is worth?)