The Check that Wouldn't Go Away

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Check that Wouldn't Go Away
Description THE CHECK THAT WOULDN'T GO AWAY Robert L. Jensen Second Place Non professional Anecdote In the spring of 1946. four young entrepreneurs converged on Gunnison anxious to achieve success. Allen Olson opened his service station. Frank Peterson a five and dime, Robert Jensen opened Rocky Mountain Sporting Goods, and Keith Anderson, the only Gunnison native, engaged in the banking world at Gunnison Valley Bank. A close friendship soon developed between the group, and they often met at Gunnison Drug to chat. They always "flipped coins" to determine who paid for the drinks. One particular day Jensen lost, and found that he was a dime short in having enough to pay the bill He handed Don Buchanan, who worked at the drugstore, the change and told him he would bring the dime in. "Not on your life." exclaimed Don "Your're not leaving this store until this bill is paid " Jensen new he was jesting and went along "Very well," he said "Give me a counter check and you'll be paid," Whereupon he wrote a check for 10 cents which was promptly put in the cash register Within 15 minutes, Jensen tried to retrieve the check and was informed it had been banked. Hmmm, something didn't add up here, but just what? Almost daily for the next several months, Jensen received calls about the check, but each time he tried to collar it, the check had always just been used for change or sent to the bank. It "bounced" a couple of times, and Jensen really heard about that. Then one morning as Jensen opened the store it happened! There just inside the door laid the elusive check It was finally recovered It was tattered and smudged and almost the entire back was covered by endorsements So tike every good soldier, the check that wouldn't go away was finally retired from service. 13
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326516
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