My most memorable transaction was with my cousin, a stranger who wanted to have a new home built, and "the Money Man"...
My cousin in Georgia had a farm. One day a man approached him wanting to purchase one acre of the farm and build a new home. My cousin knew the family of the stranger but didn't know him personally. My cousin asked him if he wanted to have him build the home and then there would only be one transaction. The man was excited and agreed. This was to be a cash transaction, and the man stated: "The money is on the way."
With no money upfront, the construction began. When my cousin needed decisions made on things, everything from Floor plans to trim and paint, the man would say, "What do you think?" So, my cousin proceeded to build the home using his best discretion. All along, the stranger saying, "The money is on the way."
Construction was moving along, all parties are happy with the progress, and closing day is quickly approaching. The buyer always saying, "The money is on the way."
The stranger/buyer came to the closing and all the parties waited and waited for the funds to be transferred. The attorney asked several times and he was assured that the "My moneyman would take care of it." Finally, the attorney asked if he could have the number and call for the buyer. The buyer simply said, "That won't work." Everyone is thoroughly confused at this point, and it was quickly approaching 5 pm. The attorney tells all of the parties that he has to go, and is not sure of what to do at this point. The buyer, looking sad and a little confused, stated, "That is really strange. I prayed and prayed and Jesus has never let me down before."
Well, when all was said and done my cousin had built HIS Dream home, and on HIS own land. We giggle about it now. I hope you got a giggle, too.