A few months later, Faye called me one day at the church office and said that she and Travis were having marital problems. She told me that he was often gone from home with no explanation of where he had been, he seemed distant, distracted, and secretive. When the phone would ring, he would snatch it up and say something like, “I’ve got to take this call,” and then he’d step in the next room and close the door, speaking in a hushed or whispered voice. Later, when she would inquire who had called, he would brush it off and say it was work-related.
My husband and I had a certificate for a overnight stay and dinner at a local hotel that has a very nice steakhouse attached to it. We have eaten there a few times and the food has always been delicious and the service impeccable. It is expensive but also well worth it. We scheduled our stay at the hotel and I was really looking forward to it at it was out first overnight away from out son since he was born almost a year before.
There is no model of herd immunity. Our officials have realized that out best chance to come out on top of this without loosing too many lives and too much money is to try and limit the amount of seriously ill so that there wont be a HUGE strain on our health care system. So, the model is trying to spread it out over time.
So we get to our table and the waiter mentions my husband looks familiar. My husband asks him if he ever worked at the casino and he said that he had. My husband works at the casino so that’s how he knew him. The waiters whole demeanor changed after that. Gone was the super polite waiter and he was replaced by a rather cocky condescending attitude. I think it was because he realized that my husband works at the casino and while we are not hurting for money we aren’t the kind of people that go to a restaurant like we were at for our weekly Sunday dinner. So we both get appetizers, soup and a entrée.
We go through the soup and the appetizers and when he delivers out entrees he says “wow, you guys still have room, you’ve eaten a lot” with a look of disgust. Now both my husband and I are a little larger but we dont get to enjoy dinners by ourseves often so yes we were indulging. Either way it was rude to point out (besides more money the larger the tip) I ignored it though and we enjoyed our meal. At the end of it (we both had dessert too!) he comes with the bill and explains to us that the tip is based off of the total and not the amount that was over the certificate we had.
A couple of weeks later, we spoke again, and she told me what she had found out about Travis. This quiet, unassuming woman had gone to Radio Shack and purchased a bugging device for their home landline phone. She had bugged their phone, which involved taking the phone handset apart, placing the remote device inside, and then hiding the recorder in the attic. Remember that this was pre-smartphone and social media days, so it was a little harder to catch a cheater. But Faye proved herself up to the task of private investigator.