Around 20 years ago while living in Maryland, I was pushing a grocery cart in the passing lane doing a big weekly shop. With my cart half full - suddenly all the lights went out & it was black on black.
There was silence & then murmurs rolling from one aisle to the next like a chorus gaining momentum.
Did I say I - I meant anyone. Hee hee
But, the mind works in mysterious ways & found myself outside the store into the light of the honorable - scratching my head, leaving my groceries behind.
Today, it occurred to me that before he's finally caught, Donald Trump may be doing the opposite - gathering the spoils to add to his already overflowing larder.
I figure he & his family had over 100 days to do the dirty, plus the 18 month campaign-branding-circus & the opportunity to move money from one Russian Laundromat to the Cayman's, to the Alps & thru Melania's legs - making its way into Trump's fur-lined pocket.
I don't have confirmation on the legs part yet; but I'll get back to you. ha ha
Throw in the mysterious missing 18 days between the time Trump was warned by Sally Yates about Flynn & there you have it - a bunch of hunches & so far; no sound of handcuffs clicking!
But you've got to admit, it's very exciting to be a thief at the highest level - after all, Trump accomplished the ultimate & needs to reward himself - he even told a Gold Star family he made a sacrifice giving up the good life.
Don't get me wrong - while he's unravelling, he still has the good life: a rich single man with a big bed & a bowling alley, can sleep-in till 4 - or until they bring in the breakfast tray with The Washington Post IMPEACH headline & that one angry nun with her poster at the White House gate:
Trump stoops to new low with KFC Commercial,
"I CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY BREASTS"!
Trump may not have an end game in sight, but the pickings are his to take in the interim - from hosting more Mar-a-Lago boondoggles, to his future international connections shaking every piggy bank - from franc to ruble - playing no favorites, as it all comes out in the off shore wash.
Tony Schwartz, co-writer of the best-selling book, "The Art of the Deal" & star witness to Trump's tics & flaws; now predicts Trump will resign & with his usual spin of a phrase - turn defeat into a victory.
A little late for 'you can't fire me - I quit' - but still protecting his remaining tail feathers.
Or Trump may simply do what I did when I left my old job in the Gov't - took pens & paper clips & never looked back!
As for today & my sticky fingers conundrum - now when I grocery shop I'm like a Neanderthal hunter & gatherer - I grab & run. And, of course - pay for it!