A Freelancer’s Christmas Carol: Tiny Tim is Saved (BlogFestivus day 5)

I stopped by Scrooge’s company late on Christmas Eve to pick up some documents. I arrived just as Scrooge was handing out gifts to his employees, large warehouse-store tins of cookies. He hadn’t sounded grateful when I’d called to tell him I’d do his project. I don’t think it had occurred to him I might say no.tin of cookies

As I made my way out, Bob thrust his tin of cookies at me. “Here,” he said, “You should take these.”

My heart overflowed with gratitude toward Bob for recognizing my contribution.

“Why…why, thank you, Bob,” I stuttered.

“Oh,” he said a little sheepishly, stepping back. “I can’t take those home. My son, Tim, is gluten intolerant. If I walk in the house with those cookies I won’t be able to keep him out of them. He’ll be miserable for days.”

Somewhat put out, I walked to the car. Bob didn’t appreciate my effort. He probably didn’t even know about it.

But on the other hand, I wasn’t gluten intolerant. And while I had to work over the holidays, I had a giant tin of cookies to keep me company.

“God bless us, everyone,” I said as I put the car in drive.

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7 thoughts on “A Freelancer’s Christmas Carol: Tiny Tim is Saved (BlogFestivus day 5)

  1. Appreciation comes in all sizes…a big can of cookies counts. I’ve enjoyed reading your take on A Christmas Carol. Thanks so much for joining us on the joy train that is BlogFestivus…Happy Christmas!


  2. Read the entire saga. Hilarious, especially like the way Scrooge was introduced as a client at the Xmas party, followed by lots of champagne, and Tiny Tim being gluten- intolerant. You captured the entire Christmas Story in 5 short blogs, congratulations! Enjoy the Holidays, especially since they were pushed up a few days. We celebrate Christmas in the traditional Jewish way – Chinese food and a movie, very relaxing. Blessings, Julie


    1. Thanks so much! I’m always glad to know somebody out there is reading 🙂 Best wishes to you and your family for the new year. Look forward to living vicariously through your journeys from my spot in suburbia.


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