Monday, October 27, 2008


From a friend of mine...

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 with a client, my server had on an 'Obama 08' button on, 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 "needed" the money more.

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application. Nobama, it's a no brainer!


The Bergquists said...

OMG I LOVE IT!!! haha NOBAMA! im so glad there is people in the world like me and you who dont just vote for certain canidates to be cool like everyone else!

Kyle-Scott Hansen said...