When he saw me, he asked, “Do you know a person named Jack Stan?”
“Yes, of course. He is my boss. Why?” I asked.
“Have you seen him since you landed at the airport?” the strange man asked.
“No, he is still back at home. What does he have to do with this?” I asked.
“Well, his fingerprints are all over the diamonds and your bag. We did some investigating and we think he set you up, because he was afraid you were going to take his job,” said the man.
I sat there for a moment and it dawned on me that it did seem too good to be true that he sent me on vacation. I also remembered how he said I needed to stop working so hard or I might steal his job. I guess he really meant it. The man explained to me that they had arrested my boss, but he was refusing to talk so I needed to wait until they found out more. A few minutes later he returned with a smile on his face.
He opened my cell and said, “Looks like you were telling us the truth and you are free to go. Your boss was trying to set you up so you would not steal his job,” said the man. He then turned to me and said, “My name is Vick.”
I am now back home in Wisconsin, and ironically I was promoted to boss thanks to the unforgettable “free” vacation last year. Within a year I was elected the boss of the year award and earned a free vacation. This time I checked my bag closely and there was no diamonds or police involved.
Baggage Claim. Digital image. Web. 8 Feb. 2017. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/Lansing_Capital_Region_International_Airport_Terminal_Baggage_Claim.jpg>.
Black Convertible. Digital image. Web. 8 Feb. 2017. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Chevrolet_C5_Corvette_Convertible_(Les_chauds_vendredis_'10).jpg>.
Diamonds. Digital image. Web. 8 Feb. 2017. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/Diamonds.jpg>.
Holiday Inn. Digital image. Web. 9 Feb. 2017. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Holiday_Inn_Express_Daytona_Beach_Shores_(5411717409).jpg>.
Jail Cell. Digital image. Web. 10 Feb. 2017. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Alcatraz_cell.JPG>.
Lake in Florida. Digital image. Web. 8 Feb. 2017. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d4/Lake_Crescent%3B_Florida.jpg>.
Pic of Beach in Florida. Digital image. Web. 6 Feb. 2017. <https://static.pexels.com/photos/57620/pexels-photo-57620.jpeg>.
Table and Chairs. Digital image. Web. 10 Feb. 2017. <https://static.pexels.com/photos/30666/pexels-photo-30666.jpg>.