My best friend has several quirks. But the one she is known for is her ability to not get ripped off.
You might not think that’s a big deal. But she ALWAYS gets what she paid for. If there’s a scratch on her new car, she’ll not only have it buffed out, but the dealership will be apologizing and throwing in a year of free oil changes. If she orders something at a restaurant and it comes out wrong, she’ll get her meal free and have the manager begging her forgiveness. Even Walmart has bent to her will. She has the number for one of the high-up execs (I won’t say which) on her speed-dial. (This happened after the store dared to sell her baby formula that was expired by three months.)
My best friend is determined to get people to higher standards. She’s managed a few companies, all of which went from “who?” to “stocks to watch and invest in.” She’s taken a few years off to raise her children. And when the schools around her weren’t good enough, she jumped on the Home School train. (Her kids do “cyber school” under her supervision. She makes sure they’re getting a good education in a safe environment.)
She runs her household in a way that, if the Federal Government adopted it, all American’s would have free access to the finest healthcare, unlimited education for all, and a retirement package that would be the envy of the world. And she’d do it all without raising a single tax. Because yes, she’s THAT good. It’s a shame she isn’t interested in public office, because she’d be in the top ten of greatest leaders in history. When I write a strong female character who rules with authority, she’s my base model.
Enjoy the hop. I’m glad it’s back after the A to Z break.