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55 - Customary


He lived according to some odd habits, inspecting peoples' goods, whether they wanted him to or not, and demanding money according to an obscure set of rules that only he understood. Many declared his behavior unfair and unkind, but there was little they could do.

The man was an eccentric. His antics were just his...custom.


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8 comments:

Margaret said...

'obscure set of rules that only he understood"... sounds government run to me. :) Did you tour one? Some states have very old, historic custom houses - worth touring (some have GREAT ghost tours that stop and tell stories of things that happened inside these old buildings. I don't believe them, but I find them fun and some of it has to be based on the past.

September 5, 2013 at 10:13 PM
G-Man said...

Bunny Girl Ann....
I just love Historical posts!
They do make for outstanding inspiration!!
Loved your Customary 55
Thanks for playing, thanks for always making me grin, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

September 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Alice Audrey said...

I'm pretty sure that without government support this wouldn't be tolerated.

September 6, 2013 at 9:10 AM
Alice Audrey said...

I'm pretty sure that without government support this wouldn't be tolerated.

September 6, 2013 at 9:10 AM
Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Such an interesting story bringing history to life.

September 6, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Nara Malone said...

I gueess it has always been the custom to skim off the working folks :(

September 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Other Mary said...

Ah, so clever!

September 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM
Mama Zen said...

He's government, and he's here to help!

September 6, 2013 at 3:51 PM