Today I got home from work and found another envelope in my mailbox from the Family Responsibility Office of the Government of Ontario. Not that I’m a pessimist or anything, but my first thought was “Uh oh, that big fat cheque they sent me last week was a clerical error, and now they want it back.” (By the way, I put the big fat cheque into a cashable GIC a couple of days ago, while I think about what I’m going to do with it.)
So I opened the envelope, and guess what?? It was ANOTHER big fat cheque! More child support! Altogether, between the two cheques, I’ve received over $9,000 in child support in the past week. He still owes me about $7,000, but this is all money that I never ever expected to get. Ever. I never even thought this money existed, let alone that it would ever find its way to me.
The timing seems divinely inspired, since I bought my first house a couple of weeks ago, and had to dig deeply into my RRSP to do it. This money I’m unexpectedly getting now is an ancient, long-forgotten child support debt from the 80s and 90s. I don’t believe in God, but I’m starting to believe in karma.
Poor John though. I guess I’ll buy him TWO Stellas next time I see him.