(Also for Three Word Wednesday and ABC Wednesday: "E" is for "Ellen")
Here’s this week’s Berownial quiz question.
I wrote the following, thinking it might remind you of a very well-known motion picture. Your assignment, should you decide to accept it, is: name the movie.
My friend Ellen has a problem and she wants my advice.
First off, I should tell you that Ellen and I go way back; we were in high school together.
I thought I knew her well. I would not have guessed that she, a grown woman now, would ever find herself in the situation she’s in. Trouble is, I’m pretty sure I don’t know how to solve her problem, which is unfortunate because I would certainly do anything I could to be of help.
I’m afraid that it’s strictly a legal situation she’s mixed up in. Calling the police would solve it but that may well mean she’d be arrested for what, from what she tells me, was basically a criminal act.
Again, she’s the last person I’d ever think would leave the habitual straight and narrow path and actually do such a thing but the fact is, she stole some money – a large amount.
She was working for a fairly successful real estate company and was doing fine at her job. One day a man came in who had been shown a certain home and had decided to buy it. He walked in with a huge bag of cash to seal the deal. Ellen took care of all the paper work and realized she should get the cash to the bank as soon as possible.
As she drove off in her car she thought of all the things she could do with this pile of money. Instead of heading for the bank she turned off onto the interstate highway.
After driving for a couple of hours, Ellen, distraught, realized she had made a huge mistake. Her boss would have called the cops; probably the state police had her license plate number by now and were already on the lookout for her.
She decided that she would go back and try to regulate things by returning the cash next morning. She would spend the night right where she was; there was a humble though rather creepy-looking motel nearby.
(Also submitted to Sunday Scribblings.)