The red-circled date on the wall calendar caught Norman’s attention. He’d been on his way to the refrigerator to claim his morning cup of juice when he spotted the reminder. It was the 15th, bill paying day. Norman preferred to spend Saturday mornings in his bathrobe, watching reruns from the
It had been over a month. Norman checked his mailbox every day, and yet each day there was no check. The first two weeks he decided the holidays were responsible for the delay. Once Christmas and New Years passed he was certain it would come with the first pay cycle.