Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Food For Thought

(I did not write this, it was forwarded by a friend.)

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed.

Once in the restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference -- just imagine the coincidence.

When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that 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 stormed from my sight.

I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 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 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.

Also, employers could announce the consideration of employee raises, then withhold those raises and give the proceeds to a worthy cause, preferably one involving non-workers ... PRICELESS!


Theresa said...

Thanks! I needed a good laugh. The election here locally is really crucial this year and the Presidential race is a mess. For some reason it has been making me feel really stressed. I trust Him, but people scare me! lol

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Did you really do this? Because this is hilarious, and the point well-made.

VaQueenBee said...

Linda - There's a disclaimer at the top of the post that it was forwarded to me. I think it's cool though! :o)


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