Gannett paid me this week.
I wrote a while ago about a notification from my former company that it had determined it owed me $1,900.
And I mentioned the program for paying former employees what's owed them would begin starting Nov. 1 but that it would take eight to 10 weeks for me to receive the check. So I noted on this blog the largest newspaper company in the country would pay me promptly -- in 2023.
Well, I received the check this week.
Natural narcissism tells me that I made a public stink so I was paid.
Normal life isn't like that, though. The mechanisms of the world let alone Gannett don't recognize me the individual.
What matters is I was paid and the $1,900 the company owed me is in my account, earning interest, and not in Gannett's account earning said interest.
Now it's in my checking account plus I bought a $38 bottle of 2018 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon. I shall enjoy it with a steak grilled on my deck. That's a steal for a top-notch Napa Valley cabernet.
And a nice way to finalize the relationship with Gannett.
Peace unto Ukraine and a decent wine unto all of you my brothers and sisters.