Gord and I took the GO train to Port Credit this evening ... it was faster than driving (20 minutes) and we didn't have to worry about drinking and driving. Plus we love love love being on a train.
When we got to Mimico station, I mentioned to Gord that I'd considered buying a bungalow in Mimico before I bought our condo.
The older fella sitting across from us mentioned that he used to live in Mimico many years ago in a nice apartment overlooking the lake. I asked him where he lives now ... and he said in a homeless shelter in Hamilton.
He then told us he once had been a multi-millionaire. He said he is working on a project to help the homeless and would once again be rich.
At this point, I thought that it was either a really hard luck story or the guy was delusional (he seemed okay, though).
Then he told us about a $1.5 million dollar painting he has stashed in a church in Hamilton that no one knows about (otherwise he wouldn't be able to live in a homeless shelter). He'd recently met a fella in a foodcourt in a mall who was going to lend him $65,000 against the painting to get his project going.
Um, okay ...
And he'd gotten a letter from Mother Theresa.
And he'd soon be hanging out with President Obama and his painting would hang in the White House.
He plans on including his four adult kids in the project. His sons were already multi-millionaires ... he's taught them everything he knows.
We got to the Port Credit station and we wished him well!