A colleague and I had been discussing how poorly a cleaning woman had performed at a client's house and we were pointing out "dust bunnies" and other deficiencies. As I glanced at the umbrella stand in the corner by the living room door, I noticed there were two twenty-dollar bills in the bottom of the stand.
When I told the client about finding the money, I learned that it had been placed there deliberately in case any of the client's children needed to pick up any sundry items, they could get the money from the stand and not bother the parent who might be sleeping or was absent.
The client said, "I wonder why the cleaning woman didn't see it." I said to my colleague, "I also wondered that; just think, if she were a good cleaning woman, she would have thought that was one helluva tip!"