Friday, October 31, 2008

NObama 08!


A little story that pretty much sums up how I feel about the upcoming election.
*As to not confuse anyone else (see comment #3), this "story" is not my own personal experience. I copied it from an email I received.*

"Yesterday on my way to lunch at a local restaurant, I passed one of the homeless guys in that area, with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money." Once in the restaurant my waiter had on an "Obama 08" tee shirt.

When the bill came, I decided not to tip the waiter and explained to him while he had given me exceptional service, that his tee shirt made me feel he obviously believes in Senator Obama's plan to redistribute the wealth. I told him I was going to redistribute his tip to someone that I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. He stood there in disbelief and angrily stormed away.

I went outside, gave the homeless guy $6 and told him to thank the waiter inside, as I had decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy looked at me in disbelief but seemed grateful. As I got in my truck, I realized this rather unscientific redistribution experiment had left the homeless guy quite happy for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn.

Well, I guess this redistribution of wealth is going to take a while to catch on."


Colleen said...

I take it you weren't a fan of my pumpkin???? I love election time! I NEVER thought that I would be into politics!

Karen said...

LOL! I thought your pumpkin was very good, actually. You should see my pathetic attempt at a simple jack-o-lantern style pumpkin.

Yeah, definitely an exciting time of year. Next week we'll know :)

Anonymous said...

Funny story. . . the EXACT thing happened to me! NOT! You totally read it somewhere and tried to pass it off as your own!!

Karen said...

LOL! I never claimed this to be my story, but thank you for reminding me to put that disclaimer on the post.

Colleen said...

I didn't think a disclaimer was necessary, I got it! LOL!

R. Batty said...

Hmm, I didn't hear any complaints from you when G.W. was redistributing the wealth in the form of stimulus checks. ;-)

Truth is, all governments redistribute wealth: the question is do we redistribute it upward or downward? When it's downward, people get panicky and start screaming "redistribution of wealth!" and "communism!" but after the current financial crisis in which hardworking folks saw their retirement investments disappear because of the reckless spending and greed that drove corporate America these past 8 years, I would think the assumption underlying these cartoons--that all wealth is hard-earned wealth and financial hardship is a sign of laziness--would have been exposed as an obvious myth by now.

Gina said...

Wow, you stirred up a lot of controversy with this one Karen!