Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Redistribution of Wealth

This was forwarded to me today...Pretty funny!
Here is a creative approach to redistribution of wealth:
Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read 'Vote Obama, I need the money.' The guy had more guts than a gut factory sitting there showing his support.....but then...I sat down in the restaurant and my server had on a 'Obama 08' tie, again I smiled as he had given away his political preference--I wanted to get up and leave, but a flash of insight hit me. I stayed. I could not believe it. I am amongst them...of all things just imagine the coincidence.
When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I would not tip him because I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily cussed me out as a cheap old S.O.B. and stormed from my sight along the way telling the others servers that he just got stiffed by the gray-haired wrinkled old S.O.B. I just smiled and held my Irish Temper.
I went outside, gave the homeless guy a $7.00 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty damn angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.
I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.OR IS IT.........REDISTRIBUTION OF SOMEONE ELSE'S WEALTH IS A GREAT IDEA..............or just a fools game!!If you approve this message, by all means forward it.

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

that is awesome! i've seen the carton about the Halloween candy but haven't read this one yet.