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Why So Slow?

Here's a brief story of holiday cheer. For seven years a waitress served a mean old man, but a very loyal customer, and when he died he left her $50,000 and a car.

She learned about the gift a few days before Christmas, making this an aww-isn't-that-nice holiday story.

I seldom write about aww-isn't-that-nice things — for better or worse — and yes I do have something to complain about, here. The old man died in July. Why did it take five months for her to be notified about the gift? Who was dragging their feet, and why?

Unless it was the dead man's instructions to deliver the gift during the holiday season, I smell something foul.

The linked story is very short and doesn't address this angle. I searched for more details but only found reworded versions of the same short article. Am I the only one who thinks the long delay is more newsworthy than the gift itself?


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